This series is a fascinating introduction to simple, delicious healthy Korean food, quick and easy to cook. Executive chef and food writer Judy Joo travels back to South Korea and sets off on an incredible culinary journey to visit some of the amazing people and places inspiring her Korean cooking and shares with us her passion for authentic traditional and modern Korean dishes. Back in her kitchen, she shares with us her super simple recipes, inspiring everyone to try out Korean flavours and ingredients for family and friends. Judy Joo is a Korean American executive chef and food writer now living and working in London. Her love of Korean food began as a child at home in the US. where she watched her mother cook authentic Korean dishes. Judy Joo guides us through classic street food, bustling food markets and fashionable dining trends of the capital Seoul, explores the seafood and classic traditions of the southern beaches of Busan and takes us to the food festivals, harvest and tea plantations of the Mokpo region, as well as introducing her family sharing family culinary traditions. Back in her kitchen, Judy creates dishes inspired by her travels, putting her simple twist on 30 Korean dishes and showing just how easy it is to make Korean favourites with a few key Korean storecupboard ingredients. From Judy's ultimate crispy Korean fried chicken, and tender slow roasted Belly pork bossam, to meaty mandu dumplings and Kimchi fried rice, Korean food is all about sharing, perfect for family and friends.
Season 2, Episode 9

Fish and Seafood

Judy Joo serves up her favorite Korean-inspired seafood dishes, crispy fried fish with kimchi mayonnaise and sesame peas, spicy tuna tartare, and prawn pops on sticks. In Korea, Judy explores the fish market in Soraepogu, with Chef Christine Lee and in Seoul, samples the popular street food fishcakes on sticks with locals.

Monday
Aug 20
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

Bar Snacks and Appetizers

Korean bar snacks are on the menu with Judy Joo's pan fried fish, Buffalo wings with spicy gochujang sauce, and meaty stuffed chili bombs. In Seoul, she samples dried fish snacks and fried chicken with bar owner Daniel Gray and visits Gongdoek market which serves Seoul's best fried snacks.

Monday
Sep 10
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 10

Side Dishes

Judy Joo serves up some of Korea's famous side dishes with a perilla leaf kimchi, doenjang soup with tofu and vegetables and Egg Custards with Shrimp. In Korea, she has a guide through Korean styles of eating, cooks eggplant in the country with Chef Jimmy and his family, and samples fermented fish with Chef Christine Lee at the fish market.

Monday
Sep 10
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

Korean-American Fusion

Judy Joo makes impressive Korean-American fusion dishes as served in her London restaurant, Disco Fries and Pulled Pork, Korean Caesar salad with Gochujang prawns, and lotus root chips with a spiced soybean bowl. At Jinjuu restaurant, we meet Judy's chefs Andrew Hales and Jamie Garbutt in their restaurant kitchen and bar manager Kristian Breivik serves up a stunning kimchi bloody Mary.

Monday
Sep 10
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 9

Fish and Seafood

Judy Joo serves up her favorite Korean-inspired seafood dishes, crispy fried fish with kimchi mayonnaise and sesame peas, spicy tuna tartare, and prawn pops on sticks. In Korea, Judy explores the fish market in Soraepogu, with Chef Christine Lee and in Seoul, samples the popular street food fishcakes on sticks with locals.

Monday
Sep 10
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 2

Classic Comfort Food

Judy Joo makes the comfort food of her childhood with Instant Noodles with Spicy Rice Cakes, giant, meaty, King Dumplings and fresh Melon Popsicles. In Seoul, she tries rice cakes in Tteokbokki town and visits a famous dumpling restaurant with journalist and friend Jean Lee. She also provides a guide to Korean melons.

Monday
Sep 10
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 3

Pantry Staples

Judy Joo shares three simple marinades for speedy suppers using easily accessible Korean ingredients. She serves up Doenjang-glazed eggplant, grilled hangar steak with a spicy scallion and red onion salad as well as Gochujang Glazed Salmon. In Korea, she meets the Park family who make their own traditional ingredients, and gives a guide to using gochugaru, Korean chili flakes.

Monday
Sep 10
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 1

Meat Lovers

Judy Joo shares simple, spectacular dishes for meat lovers with foolproof Korean barbecue beef short ribs, a Spicy Pork Belly Cheesesteak and her version of Korean Steak Tartare. In Seoul, Judy joins restaurateur Sid Kim for a pork barbecue banquet, eating a midnight feast of roasted pig's feet and finds an usual takeaway -- steak.

Monday
Oct 29
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 5

Cafe Culture

Judy Joo shares three show-stopping recipes inspired by Korean cafe culture: spicy sesame straws, chewy Korean coffee brownies and a simple, stunning dessert, Citron Tea posset. In Seoul, Judy samples the latest fashion in pastry, eclairs, with patissier Yun Eun Young. She explores current trends in coffee drinking and takes tea in a traditional Bukchon tea house.

Monday
Oct 29
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Healthy Eats

Healthy food is on the menu and Judy Joo shares her versions of healthy Korean cooking with a superfoods salad and carrot Doenjang dressing, cabbage kimchi, and Korean-style poached chicken. In Seoul, she shares her favorite vegetable bibimbap, shows fermented dishes in the market and eats acorn jelly in the mountains at a stunning riverside restaurant.

Monday
Oct 29
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 8

Noodles

Judy Joo has a guide to Korean noodles with Noodles with Black Bean Sauce, homemade hand-torn noodles with chicken soup, and crunchy Ramen-Coated Squid Rings. In Seoul, she orders takeout noodles by the Han River, eats seafood Kalguksu on the beach with Chef Christine Lee and shares her supermarket guide to noodle buying.

Monday
Oct 29
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 10

Side Dishes

Judy Joo serves up some of Korea's famous side dishes with a perilla leaf kimchi, doenjang soup with tofu and vegetables and Egg Custards with Shrimp. In Korea, she has a guide through Korean styles of eating, cooks eggplant in the country with Chef Jimmy and his family, and samples fermented fish with Chef Christine Lee at the fish market.

Monday
Oct 29
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 4

Bar Snacks and Appetizers

Korean bar snacks are on the menu with Judy Joo's pan fried fish, Buffalo wings with spicy gochujang sauce, and meaty stuffed chili bombs. In Seoul, she samples dried fish snacks and fried chicken with bar owner Daniel Gray and visits Gongdoek market which serves Seoul's best fried snacks.

Monday
Oct 29
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 9

Fish and Seafood

Judy Joo serves up her favorite Korean-inspired seafood dishes, crispy fried fish with kimchi mayonnaise and sesame peas, spicy tuna tartare, and prawn pops on sticks. In Korea, Judy explores the fish market in Soraepogu, with Chef Christine Lee and in Seoul, samples the popular street food fishcakes on sticks with locals.

Tuesday
Dec 18
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 6

Healthy Eats

Healthy food is on the menu and Judy Joo shares her versions of healthy Korean cooking with a superfoods salad and carrot Doenjang dressing, cabbage kimchi, and Korean-style poached chicken. In Seoul, she shares her favorite vegetable bibimbap, shows fermented dishes in the market and eats acorn jelly in the mountains at a stunning riverside restaurant.

Tuesday
Dec 18
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 10

Side Dishes

Judy Joo serves up some of Korea's famous side dishes with a perilla leaf kimchi, doenjang soup with tofu and vegetables and Egg Custards with Shrimp. In Korea, she has a guide through Korean styles of eating, cooks eggplant in the country with Chef Jimmy and his family, and samples fermented fish with Chef Christine Lee at the fish market.

Tuesday
Dec 18
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 2

Classic Comfort Food

Judy Joo makes the comfort food of her childhood with Instant Noodles with Spicy Rice Cakes, giant, meaty, King Dumplings and fresh Melon Popsicles. In Seoul, she tries rice cakes in Tteokbokki town and visits a famous dumpling restaurant with journalist and friend Jean Lee. She also provides a guide to Korean melons.

Tuesday
Dec 18
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 3

Pantry Staples

Judy Joo shares three simple marinades for speedy suppers using easily accessible Korean ingredients. She serves up Doenjang-glazed eggplant, grilled hangar steak with a spicy scallion and red onion salad as well as Gochujang Glazed Salmon. In Korea, she meets the Park family who make their own traditional ingredients, and gives a guide to using gochugaru, Korean chili flakes.

Tuesday
Dec 18
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 4

Bar Snacks and Appetizers

Korean bar snacks are on the menu with Judy Joo's pan fried fish, Buffalo wings with spicy gochujang sauce, and meaty stuffed chili bombs. In Seoul, she samples dried fish snacks and fried chicken with bar owner Daniel Gray and visits Gongdoek market which serves Seoul's best fried snacks.

Tuesday
Dec 18
9:30am | 8:30c

Green Tea Chiffon Cake

Kimchi Fried Rice

Instant Noodles with Spicy Rice Cakes

Magical Chicken Ginseng Soup

Korean BBQ Kalbi

Gochujang-Glazed Salmon

Spiced Tuna Tartare

Superfoods Salad with Carrot-Doenjang Dressing

Spicy Pork Belly Cheesesteak

Cucumber Kimchi

Instant Ramen-Coated Squid Rings

Melon Ice Pops

Biggest and Best Bibimbap

Disco Fries and Pulled Pork

Buffalo Wings

Soft Tofu and Vegetable Stew

Salted Caramel Hotteok Pancakes

Seafood Pajeon Korean Pancake

Radish Pickle

Korean Roasted Pork Belly Bossam

Pan-Fried Fish

Korean BBQ Chicken

Ultimate Korean Fried Chicken

Korean Coffee Brownies

Noodles with Black Bean Sauce

Steak Tartare

Egg Custards with Shrimp

About the Host

Judy Joo

Judy Joo is a Korean-American executive chef and food writer now living and working in London.