Korean Cheese Ball Recipe

Do you want to make an easy snack that is tasty but takes less than half an hour to prepare? If yes, then you will fall in love with the recipe I am going to share with you. What is it?

It’s the Korean cheese ball that is super easy to make. Traditional cheese balls are a classic recipe that is loved by many, and Korean Cheese Balls are no exception. You can make it without any hassle and needs only two main ingredients.

Are you interested to know how to make it?

Craving to give it a try or make some to serve your unwanted guest at the mismatch time?

Follow the Korean cheese ball recipe I am going to share and follow the instruction below.

Korean Cheese Ball Recipe

Korean Cheese Ball Recipe

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Recipe by Lindsay G. Cabral


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Crispy and cheesy Korean cheese ball is a delicious and addictive snack that can be enjoyed on its own or as an appetizer. If you’re looking for an irresistible snack that will satisfy your craving, the Korean cheese ball should definitely be at the top of your list!

Let’s explore the full recipe below and make it today at home!


  • 9 small cubes of mozzarella cheese

  • 1 cup of glutinous flour

  • ⅓ cup of pastry flour

  • ⅓ cup of hot water

  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon of sugar

  • ⅛ teaspoon of baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon of salt

  • Oil for deep frying

  • Tools
  • Large mixing bowl

  • Spatula

  • Pan for deep frying

  • Cooling rack

  • Serving plate

how to make Korean Cheese Ball

  • Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl take 1 cup of glutinous flour and ⅓ cup grams of pastry flour. Add ⅛ teaspoon of baking powder and ¼ teaspoon of salt. Use the spatula or hand whisk and mix everything. 
    Mix Dry Ingredients
  • Add Water: Now, you have to add ⅓ cup of hot water to make the dough. Pour the hot water little by little and mix with a spatula. Sometimes you may need more water; it depends on the brand of flour you are using. 
    Add Water
  • Add Butter: Next, add 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter. You don’t need to melt it. Just add in the mixed dough, use your hand and mix the butter with the dough. Once butter is properly mixed with the dough, use your hand and knead until you get a soft dough.
    Add Butter
  • Preparation: Divide the dough into equal portions. You can make 9-10 balls with the amount of dough we have. Take a few sticks of mozzarella cheese and cut them into small cubes. We will need 9-10 cheese pieces to make the cheese ball.
  • Make The Cheeseball: Take one portion of the dough in hand, spread it, and give it a round shape of bread. Now keep the cube of cheese in the middle and seal the edges. Make it a round ball, and it’s ready to fry. 
    Make The Cheeseball
  •  Fry The Cheesebal: Turn on the stove, put a deep pan ⅓ fill with oil. Set it on medium-high heat and let the oil heat. Place the cheeseball one by one in the oil and fry in medium-low heat by turning a few times. Don’t let the balls overcook, cook until golden brown, and remove them. Keep them in a cooling rack to get rid of excess oil and wait until they are cold.
     Fry The Cheesebal
  • Serve: After chilling enough, transfer them to a serving plate and serve as it is.  Enjoy these Korean cheese balls, hot or cold, as you love.
  •  Store: You can store these cheese balls in an airtight container for up to 3 days. And if you want to store them for more days, store them following the frozen process before frying. It will be in good condition in the fridge for upto 3 months.

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To get the perfect Korean cheeseball, you have to ensure you are using glutinous flour and pastry flour in the exact quantity I mentioned above. Beauce the flour makes a huge difference. If it doesn’t come out in perfect texture or is too dry, the ball with cheese inside will break down in oil. So be careful.

Nutrition Facts

Fat 26%
Cholesterol 30%
Protein 18%


Korean Cheese Ball is a delicious and easy way to enjoy the taste of cheese. It can be prepared quickly and serves a large number of people. All you need are some fresh ingredients and your trusty frying pan, and follow the instructions provided above. The resulting cheesy ball is bursting with savory flavors and would be perfect for any occasion!

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Lindsay G. Cabral is a recipe blogger who specializes in vegan and gluten-free recipes. Lindsay has been blogging since 2012, and her recipes have been featured on popular websites such as Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and The Kitchn. In addition to her blog, Lindsay is also the author of two cookbooks, Vegan Yum Yum and Vegan Yum Yum for All Occasions. When she's not in the kitchen, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters.

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