Yummy Monday: Korean Inspired Appetizers for your Wedding

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Growing up in the Midwest with mostly German and Polish neighbors, I did not always embrace Korean food. I always wanted to eat "American" food and didn't learn to appreciate Koran food until I was older. With Korean Fried Chicken places popping up all over the United States, it seems like Korean food is starting to get more popular. 

What better way to introduce your favorite foods than at cocktail hour? It's a great time for guests to try something new or enjoy their favorites at your wedding! We've found some of our favorite Korean foods that we think would be great featured at your wedding cocktail hour. What is your favorite Korean food? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Korean Fried Chicken is so "in" and it's perfect for a wedding cocktail hour or late night snack!

Korean Fried Chicken is so "in" and it's perfect for a wedding cocktail hour or late night snack!

These little Korean Beef Bites combine "Bulkogi" (Korean Grilled Beef) and "Kimchee" (pickled spicy cabbage) in one tasty bite!

These little Korean Beef Bites combine "Bulkogi" (Korean Grilled Beef) and "Kimchee" (pickled spicy cabbage) in one tasty bite!

"Kimbap" literally means "Seaweed Rice". My mother often made this for lunch, especially when it was hot outside or if we were travelling for one of our day trips. It is basically like sushi but usually with grilled meat, carrots, spinach, egg and daikon radish instead of raw fish. 

"Kimbap" literally means "Seaweed Rice". My mother often made this for lunch, especially when it was hot outside or if we were travelling for one of our day trips. It is basically like sushi but usually with grilled meat, carrots, spinach, egg and daikon radish instead of raw fish. 

"Bibimbap" is a signature Korean Dish. Usually served in large stone bowls. The traditional way of eating it is to mix all the components together. This very structured version would work great as a plated appetizer or even a bite size version with a quail egg on top would be amazing! 

"Bibimbap" is a signature Korean Dish. Usually served in large stone bowls. The traditional way of eating it is to mix all the components together. This very structured version would work great as a plated appetizer or even a bite size version with a quail egg on top would be amazing! 

This Korean pancake was made in our house when Kimchee starting getting a little too sour. The traditional version is made with ground soybeans but this version uses flour which makes it more like a scallion pancake. Cut up in wedges, this makes a great cocktail hour nibble. 

This Korean pancake was made in our house when Kimchee starting getting a little too sour. The traditional version is made with ground soybeans but this version uses flour which makes it more like a scallion pancake. Cut up in wedges, this makes a great cocktail hour nibble. 

This is not really an appetizer per se, but the Korean Flag made of "Kimbap", Soy Sauce and "Gochuchang" (Korean Spicy Pepper Paste) is so eye catching and immediately signifies what country this plate is from!

This is not really an appetizer per se, but the Korean Flag made of "Kimbap", Soy Sauce and "Gochuchang" (Korean Spicy Pepper Paste) is so eye catching and immediately signifies what country this plate is from!

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: :  Korean Edible Flag : :