John Torode's Korean Food Tour

Episode Guide

Series 1 Episode Guide


Series 1 · Episode 1

In his kitchen in Gangnam, Seoul, John makes his own versions of Korean ginseng chicken soup and iced noodles. He ends the day going out for Pat Bingsu, a trendy shaved ice dessert.

Vegetables And Tofu

Series 1 · Episode 2

John makes Sundubu Jjiggae, a soft tofu stew, and inspired by the pancakes in Gwanjang Market, he serves up us a tasty Kimchi pancake with his own addition, minced pork, for extra flavour.

Royal Cuisine

Series 1 · Episode 3

John cooks us a version of one of Koreas official top 10 dishes, bibimpap, and also a juicy galbi burger, which he adapts from an ancient royal recipe declaring it 'the taste of Korea', in a bun.

Fish And Seafood

Series 1 · Episode 4

Up at his campsite base in the mountains, John steams sea bass stuffed with aromats on the barbie. In his Seoul kitchen, he makes his own version of seafood pancake and a delicious prawn gimbap.


Series 1 · Episode 5

John makes Japchae, Korean glass noodles, and at his campsite base in the hills he rustles up BBQ duck wrapped in lettuce with a tangy ssamjang sauce.


Series 1 · Episode 6

John makes a mouth-watering kimchi fried rice, a comforting breakfast for a hungry morning. He then makes a quick cabbage kimchi alternative and his own version of mandu, kimchi and pork filled dumplings.


Series 1 · Episode 7

At his campsite, John grills BBQ squid while back in his Seoul kitchen, he serves up a well-known classic, Galbi, or short rib of beef, as well as his own particular favourite Dwaeji Galbi, Spicy Pork Ribs.

Soups And Stews

Series 1 · Episode 8

In his Gangnam kitchen, John shows us the simplest fish stock for noodles, hand cut noodle chicken soup, inspired by the market, as well as the meaty classic beef stew, bulgogi-jingol.

Korean Pantry

Series 1 · Episode 9

John shows how supermarket gochuchang makes a great quick marinade for spicy BBQ chicken. He also grills monkfish, Korean style, and uses doenjang to make his version of a fantastic belly pork dish, bossam.

Modern Classics

Series 1 · Episode 10

In his Seoul kitchen, John's own Spicy rice cakes are on the menu, as well as the ultimate Korean fried chicken.