Korean Pork Curry Recipe: 5 Great Serving Ideas

Korean Pork Curry Recipe, popular in Korea and Japan, is a delicious adaptation of the Indian dish. With simple ingredients and quick cooking, it’s perfect for any day of the week!

This Korean pork curry recipe is easy to cook with just a few ingredients – potatoes, green onion, carrots, garlic cloves, and ginger.

Cooking takes about 20 minutes which is great for a weekday dinner or lunch. It’s also more filling than Indian meat curries as it includes potatoes and carrots together with the meat.

How to make Korean Pork Curry Recipe


  • 3-4 servings of meat: boneless pork shoulder, beef chuck, or lamb (about 1.5 lbs)
  • 1 potato (12 oz), peeled and cut into half-inch cubes
  • 2 medium carrots (6 oz), peel and cut into half-inch cubes
  • 1/2 onion, cut into half-inch wedges
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed with the back side of a knife


Step 1: In a medium-sized pot, add the meat and water and put them on a stove. As soon as the water comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook for 25 minutes.

Step 2: Add 1 cup of cold water and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 15 minutes or until tender.

Step 3: Drain the meat and let it cool slightly (about 15 minutes) before cutting it into smaller pieces with kitchen scissors.

Step 4: Combine the cooked meat and potatoes in a medium-sized bowl.

Step 5: Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl, and mix everything well. 

Step 6: Heat some oil on a small-sized skillet over medium heat, and fry the chicken curry until it is cooked through.

You can also cook this in a wok on a stovetop (use low to medium heat). Set aside with all ingredients together in a large serving bowl.

Nutrition facts of Korean Pork Curry Recipe

  • 330 calories
  • 17 grams of fat
  • 26 grams of protein
  • 5 grams of carbohydrates

Health Benefits of Korean Pork Curry Recipe

Potatoes and carrots are both good for your eyes. Carrots are high in beta-carotene, converted to vitamin A in our bodies. Vitamin A helps keep eyes and skin healthy. Potatoes are also high in vitamin C as well as potassium. 

Korean Pork Curry Recipe
Korean Pork Curry Recipe

Some say that ginger can soothe a sick stomach: Ginger can be consumed raw, cooked, or even as a tea. Ginger is believed to be good for an upset stomach, and some people use it as an antacid to help relieve nausea or vomiting.

5 Great Serving Ideas for Korean Pork Curry Recipe

1. Serve this Korean pork curry with steamed rice to make a healthy dinner or lunch.

2. It’s also a great recipe for chopsticks because you can eat the meat just like that!

3. Korean pork curry is perfect for making a packed meal for school or work. Just pack rice, meat, and vegetables in three different containers, and then heat everything in the microwave when it’s time to eat!

4. To make the perfect party snack, try serving this Korean pork curry with steamed rice rolls. The flavors of this dish will go well with any dip.

5. Since potatoes are a good source of vitamin C, it’s a perfect side dish to go with any meat or fish dishes. If you’re making a Korean bento box, try making rice with vegetables and then serve the pork curry over rice!

Vegetarian Korean curry recipe

If you’re a vegetarian and want to try the Korean pork curry recipes, I’ve developed a vegetarian version of Korean rice porridge. It’s simpler to cook with just two vegetables (potatoes and carrots).

Korean curry paste

I made this dish with Korean curry paste, which is different from Japanese curry. While Japanese curry has a thick and savory taste, Korean curry is milder and sweeter.

Korean Pork Curry Recipe
Korean Pork Curry Recipe

Oriental stores in your area may have these ingredients in stock – ask the employees if they can help you find them.

Korean curry sauce

If you’re looking for an alternative to making the Korean Pork Curry recipe, you may use Korean curry sauce. I suggest this one from Costco. It’s a mouthful to say, but it’s delicious!

Is It Suitable For Pregnant Women?

If you’re a pregnant woman, it’s best to avoid any dishes that are too spicy. I recommend using Korean curry paste that does not contain seafood, like shrimp or crab. Most people allergic to seafood can eat fish curry without any problems.

Is It Kids Friendly?

Korean pork curry is great to make with kids because it’s easy to prepare using simple ingredients, and the cooking will not take that much time.

How To Store Pork Curry?

This pork curry can be prepared as a packed dish for school or work. The meat and vegetables can be separately packaged into separate containers and then reheated in the microwave when needed.

History of Korean Pork Curry Recipe

Seafood curry first appeared in India. This cooking style was then introduced to Japan around the 17th century. Koreans borrowed this dish from the Japanese and combined it with their savory taste to develop Korean curry.


Korean pork curry is a great dish to try at home. It’s very simple to make with only a few ingredients like pork shoulder, potatoes, carrots, and onions! You can use it as a packed lunch or dinner with rice.

I hope you find this Korean Pork Curry recipe easy to make! If you have any questions or suggestions, please let me know in the comments section below!


Is Korean curry different from Indian curry?

No, it’s the same. It’s just that curry is a British invention, and Indians borrowed it. Now it has spread out to many different countries around the world.

Is Korean curry powder different?

You can also use Korean curry powder instead of Korean curry paste. It’s also called Korean shiitake mushroom powder.

What is the difference between Korean pork curry and Chinese pork curry?

Because Koreans are influenced by their neighboring countries, whether it’s Chinese or Japanese, the taste will not be too different from those countries. However, Koreans have developed a taste that is different from other countries.

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