Korean Braised Potatoes (Gamja Jorim)

These Korean braised potatoes are easy to make yet loaded with incredible flavors that will have you craving for more. Coated in a sweet and savory glaze, these decadent potatoes can be prepared with ease with this simple recipe! Make a batch of Gamja Jorim today in the comfort of your home.


  1. 1 1/2 lb (one package) baby potatoes cleaned
  2. 2 tbsp vegetable oil or any neutral oil
  3. 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds to finish
  4. green onions optional, for garnish


  1. 1/4 cup soy sauce
  2. 3 tbsp honey or sugar
  3. 4-5 cloves garlic minced
  4. 1 tsp Gochugaru (Korean chili flakes) or red pepper flakes, optional
  5. 1/2 cup water


  • Combine all sauce ingredients in a bowl.
  • Add salt and vinegar to a pot of boiling water. Add potatoes, cover, and cook until tender on medium-low heat, about 10-15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add oil and pan-fry your potatoes for about 5 minutes until golden brown. Pour in the sauce and simmer until thickened, stirring frequently for even coating.
  • Turn off the heat and mix in sesame seeds. Garnish with green onions and serve immediately. Enjoy!


  • Although these potatoes are best served fresh, they can be kept in the fridge for up to 3-4 days in an airtight container. 
  • To make the potatoes extra spicy, you can add in some chopped chili pepper to finish. For more ingredient details and helpful tips, please refer to the blog post above!
  • For visual reference, please refer to the video tutorial above (you will need to disable AdBlock if you are on your computer!)