Korean Cream Cheese Garlic Bread

This Korean Cream Cheese Garlic Bread recipe is going to knock your socks off! A Korean street food garlic bread loaded with butter, mildly sweet cream cheese, and garlicky flavor. When this bread is baking, the smell is just simply incredible.

buns in a baking pan

We enjoy garlic bread especially as a side when having pasta for dinner. But this Korean cream cheese garlic bread is on a whole new level! You still get the crispy texture and garlic taste of classic garlic bread plus a lightly sweetened cream cheese filling that is to die for!

buns with cream in a baking pan

Korean street food garlic bread

This popular Korean street food garlic bread is just like classic garlic bread but with a funky twist. Instead of sliced loaf, the Korean version uses bread rolls cut in wedges. Cream cheese is inserted between the wedges then soaked or slathered with butter-garlic custard. It’s crisp, garlicky, sweet and savory, in every bite.

buns with cream and parsley in a plate

Does it taste better than classic garlic bread?

Both are delicious in their own respective ways but the Korean version definitely has more components. Cream cheese is the most obvious one and the butter-garlic custard-like mixture is another variation. The cream cheese garlic bread is savory and sweet at the same time with strong garlic flavors mixed in. Trust me though, these melody of flavor works well together.

buns with garlic and cream in a plate on top of table

Why this garlic bread recipe works?

If you love garlic infused dishes like garlic parmesan wings or 40 cloves garlic chicken, this is a great addition to your recipes.

You don’t have to make your own bread rolls, there are great brands in groceries that will work with this recipe. But, if you’re like me who like to make everything from scratch, I’ve included the bread recipe too.

The number of wedges you cut into the bread depends entirely on you. The more wedges you cut the more cream cheese you can fill it in.

These garlic bread are not only great as snacks, but also amazing as a side for penne al telefono or chicken macaroni salad.

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The secret ingredient is always LOVE

Other Korean recipes you may like:

Homemade Kimchi is a traditional Korean side dish of salted and fermented cabbage and radish.

Tteokbokki or spicy rice cake that is a popular Korean food made from small-sized garaeddeok (sticky rice tubes).

Japchae is a sweet potato noodle recipe filled with beef, vegetables & tons of flavor! 

Prepare yourself for the most exciting and flavorful garlic bread you’ll ever taste. Adieu. Mia

buns in a plate

Korean Cream Cheese Garlic Bread

This Korean Cream Cheese Garlic Bread recipe is going to knock your socks off! A Korean street food garlic bread loaded with butter, mildly sweet cream cheese, and garlicky flavor. When this bread is baking, the smell is just simply incredible.
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Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: cream cheese garlic bread, cream cheese garlic bread recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8 pieces
Author: Mia


Bread Roll

  • 500 grams or 3 ⅓ cups bread flour or all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • ¼ cup sugar or ⅓ if you want it on the sweeter side
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ¼ cup warm milk or war water
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil or canola oil
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg wash (whole beaten egg)

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 200 grams cream cheese
  • 20 grams sugar
  • 50 grams whipping cream

Butter-Garlic Custard

  • 130 grams unsalted butter
  • 40 grams fresh garlic (chopped finely)
  • 20 grams condensed milk
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tsp chopped fresh parsley or dried


Making the bread rolls

  • In a mixing bowl place bread flour, sugar, instant yeast and salt. Mix with a wire whisk to incorporate all ingredients.
  • Add warm milk/water, egg and vegetable oil then mix with a spatula until rough dough forms. Fix mixing bowl in the mixer with dough hook attachment and beat at low-medium setting for 12 minutes or until dough is smooth, elastic and doesn’t break when pulled.
  • Grease clean counter top or flat surface with a bit of oil and place dough on top to avoid dough sticking. Knead for a couple of seconds then shape it into a ball.
  • Transfer in another bowl and coat with thin layer of oil so it will not dry out while rising. Let it rise for 1 hour or until double in size.
  • When dough doubled in size you know you achieved a good rise. Lightly press on the dough to release the air/gas inside. Dump the dough on the counter top and roll into a log shape. Cut and using a kitchen scale, weigh 62 grams of dough.
  • Arrange in a baking pan and cover with a kitchen towel to rest for 30 minutes or when it doubles in size.
  • While waiting for the final rise, pre-heat the oven at (375°F or 180°C°). When the dough have rested for 30 minutes, brush egg wash then place them in the oven and bake for 25 minutes at (375°F or 180°C°). Remove from oven and set aside to cool down.

Making the cream cheese filling

  • In a mixing bowl, cream the cream cheese then add sugar and whisk until well incorporated.
  • Tip in whipping cream then whisk again with wire whisk until incorporated and smooth in texture. Transfer in a piping bag and set aside.

Making the butter-garlic custard

  • Place butter in bowl and melt in a microwave. Add, garlic, condensed milk, egg, and parsley. Mix well until fully incorporated. Set aside.


  • Pre-heat the oven at (375°F or 180°C°). Prepared baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  • When bread rolls are cool to handle, slice 3-4 wedges on top of the bread leaving some bread intact at the bottom to keep the bread together.
  • Pipe in lines of cream cheese filling in the cracks of the bread while avoiding the bread from breaking.
  • In a plate, place a cream cheese filled bread. Pour some butter-garlic custard on top of the bread using a spoon making sure all sides are coated. Transfer custard coated in prepared baking pan.
  • Gather excess butter-garlic custard that have accumulated on the plate and return in the bowl with custard. Repeat process until all bread rolls are done.
  • Place them in the oven and bake for 10 minutes at (375°F or 180°C°) or until crisp. Remove from oven and set aside to cool down. Serve and enjoy. Bon appetit!


  1. Baking time may vary according to oven used
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  1. 5 stars
    Thank you! We’re enjoying your recipes. Regards to the family. Keep on cooking!

    1. Author

      Hi Tito Vir,
      Thank you and we’re happy that you enjoy the recipes! Keep safe and warm regards.

  2. Is there an error when you measure the 62 grams of dough? I end up with 16 parts and they aren’t as big as the one on the pictures.

    Otherwise the recipe is great

    1. Author

      Hi Justin!
      I’m happy it turned out great. There is no error, but if you want them slightly bigger just adjust to your liking.

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