To throw a stress-free dinner party serving Korean food, it's important to choose a few dishes that can be made in advance and are still delicious when warmed up. This easy Korean dinner party menu includes rice, broiled salmon, noodles (chapchae), braised short ribs (galbi jim), kimchi and spinach side dishes, bean sprout soup, and barley tea. Everything but the salmon and short ribs can be made well in advance, and even these two gorgeous main dishes require very little hands-on time.
It's not a Korean dinner without kimchi, so plan to make this at least 2 days before your party. If you eat a lot of Korean food at home like I do, then you might already have this in your refrigerator. If you're a late planner, then I hope you're lucky enough to live close to an Asian grocery store!
Broiled fish tastes best when eaten immediately, so this is the one dish that I would try to make right before you are about to eat. But the good thing about this menu is that everything else should be done: kimchi, rice, spinach, and sweet potato noodles waiting on the table, and the short ribs, bean sprout soup, and tea waiting on the stove to be plated and served. Enjoy!