As a country, we seem to be quite smitten with Korean food—and for good reason. It's anything but subtle, boasting intense flavors ranging from fiery to potently garlicky to fermenty-funky to salty-sweet … or some glorious combination of all the above. Here, an exploration of some of the defining dishes from this burgeoning cuisine. 

Here for the last installment of this Korean food (and drink) series, I've rounded up some of my favorite Korean mashups—recipes that take those delicious Korean flavors or ingredients and merge them with other culinary traditions.

Credit: Photo: Jennifer Causey Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

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