Korean Chinese cuisine
중화 요리
Revised Romanizationjunghwa yori
McCune–Reischauerchunghwa yori
IPA[tɕuŋ.hwa jo.ɾi]

Korean Chinese cuisine (Korean중화 요리; Hanja中華料理), also known as Sino–Korean cuisine, is a hybrid cuisine developed by the ethnic Chinese in Korea.[1]

Despite originally being derived from Chinese cuisine, Korean-Chinese cuisine consists of unique dishes with Korean flavors and ingredients, making it a hybrid cuisine.[2]

In South Korea, the food is usually delivered.[1] In other parts of the world, Korean Chinese dishes are typically served in Korean restaurants as well as in Chinese restaurants whose owners are immigrants from Korea or if they are from a Chinese–Korean family.


Korean-Chinese cuisine was first developed during the 19th century in the port city of Incheon, where most of the ethnic Chinese population of Korea lived.[1] Due to geographic proximity and the demographics of the Korean Chinese population, most Korean Chinese dishes are derived from (or influenced by) northern, eastern and northeastern Chinese dishes mostly from Shandong, where the majority of the earlier Chinese immigrants in Korea were from.[1]


Three primary Korean-Chinese dishes are served in most Korean Chinese restaurants in South Korea and elsewhere:

Other dishes often served in Korean-Chinese restaurants include:

Dumplings are also served at Korean-Chinese restaurants, usually a pan-fried cross between Chinese jiaozi and Korean mandu. Dried red-chili flakes are provided to season food or mixed with soy sauce.

Koreans traditionally eat Chinese food with a side dish of danmuji (yellow pickled radishes) and raw onion dipped in unfried chunjang. Kimchi, a Korean staple, is also eaten with Korean-Chinese food.

Hotteok is a Korean-Chinese food item that is now commonly sold as a street food.


See also


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  2. ^ Kayal, Michele (14 January 2014). "Traditional Chinese New Year fare symbolic". Associated Press. Retrieved 18 April 2017 – via Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
  3. ^ a b Chung, Paul (24 July 2013). "Korean Chinese Food: The Must-Try Fusion Cuisine You've Never Heard of". Asia Society. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  4. ^ a b 이, 성희 (17 March 2017). "[명사 70인과의 동행] (38) "중국 초마면 본 일본인이 짬뽕이라 불러"…한국 근대를 맛보다". Kyunghyang Shinmun (in Korean). Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  5. ^ Seo, Won-ye (서원예), (2009-06-12)냉면만 먹자니 지겹죠…색다른 '여름麵' 어때요 (in Korean), Hankguk Gyeongju
  6. ^ "udong" 우동. Standard Korean Language Dictionary. National Institute of Korean Language. Archived from the original on 24 February 2017. Retrieved 15 March 2017.