Korean Side Dishes (Banchan) including Kimchi
Seven Popular Korean Side Dishes
Every Korean meal includes anywhere from 2 to 12 side dishes (banchan). The most important and well-known is kimchi, of which there are 100+ varieties, but there are also hundreds of other types of side dishes from stewed crab to egg custard.
Five Korean Radish Side Dishes
A list of five fabulous Korean radish side dishes.
Delicious Korean Salad Recipes
A list of delicious Korean salad recipes- both modern and traditional.
Sauteed Broccoli Rabe Recipe
One of my favorite bitter greens, broccoli rabe (or rapini), is delicious and easy to prepare with just a few staple Korean ingredients.
Korean Braised Tofu Recipe
This tofu recipe is a healthy, sweet, spicy, salty, smooth and savory dish that is good for any meal.
Bean Sprout Salad Recipe (Sookju Namul)
One of the most popular side dishes, Sookju Namul (Korean Mung Bean Sprout Salad) can complement almost any Korean meal. It is delicious, fresh, healthy and easy to make.
A List of Korean Savory Pancakes
Jun (or jeon, chon) are pancake-like Korean dishes. They can be made from almost anything- meat, seafood, vegetables, and kimchi, and they are either coated with an egg, flour, or combination batter before they are pan-fried. There are even sweet dessert or snack versions of jun.
Fresh Salad with Garlic and Yogurt Dressing
This vegetable salad has a lot of peppery notes and crunch and is perfect topped with a smooth yogurt and garlic dressing.
Scallion Salad (Pa Muchim) Recipe
This fresh Korean scallion side is often served alongside grilled meat and seafood dishes in Korean restaurants. You can add it to your lettuce wraps or just treat it as another side dish or salad.
Korean Anchovy Side Dish Recipe (Myulchi Bokum)
This Korean anchovy dish (Myeolchi Bokkeum) is easy, satisfying, and nutritious. Full of crunch and calcium, it looks a lot better than it looks.
Korean Radish Cube Kimchi (Kaktugi) Recipe
Kaktugi seasonings are almost identical to those in baechu kimchi (which is made from Napa cabbage), but the crunchiness of the radish gives it a snappy texture all its own. It's also good for children or a large family-style meal, since it's a little neater than cabbage kimchi. Kaktugi is easy to prepare and the hands-on time is not long, but...
Garlic Chive Salad (Buchu Muchim) Recipe
This garlic chive salad (buchu muchim) is snappy, spicy, and fresh. It adds pep to any meal, and is an excellent side dish to grilled beef, steamed tofu, and dumpling soup.
This ramp (wild onion, wild leek) salad has a garlic-y, slightly spicy flavor...
This ramp (wild onion, wild leek) salad has a garlic-y, slightly spicy flavor that makes it a perfect spring or summer banchan.
Spicy Korean Coleslaw Recipe
This is an easy Korean salad that my mother would always make with Western cabbage (yang baechu). While we ate it, she'd usually reminisce about how she used to make this as a replacement for kimchi when she first moved to America. She couldn't always find Korean cabbage or didn't have the storage space, time or materials necessary to make large...
Red Radish and Carrot Salad Recipe
This red radish and carrot salad is bright, tasty and easy to make.
Shrimp and Linguine Salad with Spicy Korean Dressing
Bright and fresh, this shrimp salad is packed with vegetables and topped with a spicy-sweet dressing. You can increase the amount of pasta and shrimp if you want to serve this as a full meal.
Korean Kimchi Jun (Kimchi Pancake)
This kimchi pancake recipe is a great use of leftover kimchi and is very easy to make. Kimchi Jun works as a hearty snack, an appetizer, or a side dish to a Korean or Asian meal. As with most Korean recipes and dishes, you can tweak it to your own tastes with the addition of other vegetables, meat, or seafood.
Spicy Pickled Cabbage (Baechu Kimchi)
This pickled and fermented Napa cabbage is the most popular and recognizable form of kimchi. Baechu kimchi is not only good as a side dish to almost every Korean meal, but it is also the foundation for soups, stews, stir fries, and rice dishes.
Tofu and Sauteed Kimchi (Dubu Kimchi) Recipe
Dubu Kimchi is a popular anju (Korean drinking snack) and a delicious, easy way to use leftover or older kimchi. The vibrant flavors of the sauteed kimchi are mellowed by the soft, delicate texture of the plain tofu.
Recipe for Korean Tofu and Meat Patties (Wanja Jun)
Wanja Jun belong to the Korean group of food called jun-ya, any vegetables, meat, or seafood that are covered in flour and egg and pan-fried. These Korean mini hamburger patties (wanja jun) have many names in both Korean and English- you can call them meat fritters, kogi jun, beef patties, dhon jeon, and the list goes on. Whatever you call...