How Many Calories are there in Korean Food?

Korean foods usually have healthy images, and they are well known as diet food. Do K-foods have lower calories than American food? Let’s find out about the calories of popular Korean foods.


Rice rolls with vegetables and ham

300g = 484kcal
73.81g Carbs / 12.1g Protein / 15.6g Fat

Mujigae Ddeok

Rainbow colored glutinous rice cake

100g = 234kcal
53.24g Carbs / 0.78g Fat

Kimchi Bokkeum

Stir-fried kimchi

94.5g = 110kcal
2.2g Carbs / 5.23g Protein / 8.92g Fat


Cubed radish kimchi

50g = 16kcal
3.08g Carbs / 0.6g Protein / 0.14g Fat

Baechu Kimchi

Common (napa cabbage) kimchi

60g = 11kcal
1.51g Carbs / 0.99g Protein / 0g Fat

Galbi Gu-i

Grilled marinated beef

254g = 566kcal
9.91g Carbs / 39.62g Protein / 38.99g Fat

Dwaeji Galbi Jjim

Grilled pork marinated in galbi sauce

133.5g = 187kcal
11.69g Carbs / 13.09g Protein / 9.56g Fat

Samgyeopsal Gu-i

Grilled pork (fresh bacon)

201.5g = 671kcal
0g Carbs / 35.23g Protein / 57.41g Fat


Fermented rice liquor

150g = 69kcal
0g Carbs / 0g Protein / 0g Fat


Sweet rice drink

200g = 208kcal
45.76g Carbs / 4.68g Protein / 0.23g Fat


Yogurt-derived probiotic drink (serving size is one small bottle)

65g = 49kcal
11.52g Carbs / 0.74g Protein / 0g Fat

Milk Coffee

Instant coffee with milk and sugar. This is typically what you get when offered “coffee” in Korea, outside of bars and coffee shops

115g = 42kcal
5.78g Carbs / 0.53g Protein / 1.87g Fat

Saeng Maekju

Draft beer, domestic (serving size is one 500cc glass)

500g = 190kcal
0g Carbs / 0g Protein / 0g Fat


Clear rice spirits (serving size is one shotglass)

45g = 64kcal
0g Carbs / 0g Protein / 0g Fat