Korean Radish Salad, Side Dish

Spicy Radish Salad

Recipe: Radish Salad

Korean radish salad is spicy, sour and sweet at the same time. It is a good side dish to serve with meat. Very simple to make. All you need is little patience in slicing radish into a thick string. I like it when it is sweet and sour, but if you want your salad less sweet and more spicy, put less vinegar and more chili powder.

Ingredients

  • Radish 1/2
  • Salt 1t
  • Sugar 1T
  • Korean red chili powder 1t
  • Vinegar 1T
  • Chopped green onion 1t
  • Minced garlic 1t

Instructions

  1. Mix thin-sliced radish with salt and leave it for 10 minutes
  2. Add the rest of ingredients to 1.
  3. You can eat it right after you mix everything well, but I like to keep it in the fridge for half a day before I eat it

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 5 minute(s)

Diet tags: Low calorie

Japchae (Chapchae)

Japchae

Recipe: Japchae (잡채)

Summary: Japchae is a stir-fried noodle dish mixed with slightly cooked vegetables. The noodle is made with yam and it looks similar to vermicelli. It is one of most served party foods. You can serve it as a side dish or a main dish. Also you can make Japchae rice by simply putting Japchae on the top of rice.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Dangmyeon (yam noodles)
  • Thinly sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 thinly sliced carrot
  • 1/2 thinly sliced onion
  • 1/2 thinly sliced bell pepper
  • 1/2 thinly sliced sesame leaves
  • soy sauce 3T
  • minced garlic 1T
  • sugar 1T
  • sesame oil 1/2T
  • pepper little bit
  • salt little bit

Instructions

  1. Soak Dangmyeon (noodles) in cold water for 1 hour until the noodles get softened. Drain water.
  2. Stir fry sliced mushrooms and other vegetables separately except sesame leaf.
  3. Stir fry the noodles and all cooked vegetables quickly.
  4. Put them in a big bowl and add sesame leaves.
  5. Add soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, sugar and pepper and mix them well. If it is too blend, add salt.

Preparation time: 1 hour(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Sesame Leaf Kimchi

Recipe: Sesame Leaf Kimchi

Summary: Sesame Leaf Kimchi (kenip kimchi, 깻잎 김치) is a good side dish in summer. If you like fresh flavor of sesame leaves, you definitely should try this.

Sesame leaves kimchi

Ingredients

  • 40 fresh sesame leaves
  • Minced garlic 1T
  • thinly sliced Korean green pepper 1T
  • Soy sauce 1T
  • Chili powder 1T
  • Anchovy sauce 4T (You can get a bottle of anchovy sauce from any Korean grocery store)
  • Sesame oil1t
  • Sugar 1t

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and make the sauce
  2. Place a leaf at the bottom of a container
  3. Spread the sauce on the surface of a sesame leaf
  4. Place 2 leaves on the top of the one you spread the sauce on and spread the sauce.
  5. Repeat Step 4 for all the leaves
  6. Close the container and keep it in the fridge for 1 day
  7. Serve them as a side dish

Preparation time: 30 minute(s)

Cooking time: 15 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

Cucumber Kimchi

Recipe: Cucumber kimchi

Summary: Cucumber kimchi is one of favorite summer side dish. You can enjoy fresh cucumber flavour as well as tangy taste of kimchi.

cucumber-kimchi

Ingredients

  • 3 Cucumbers
  • 1/2 Bundle of Chives
  • 1T Minced Garlic
  • 1t Minced Ginger
  • 1T Chopped Green Onion
  • 2/3 Cup Korean Chili Powder
  • 1t Salt
  • 1T Sugar

Instructions

  1. Cut a cucumber in 4cm length
  2. Slit the cucumber without going through the end and make 4 slits.
  3. Add salt to water and boil water.
  4. Put the cucumbers in a large bowl and pour hot salty water in it.
  5. Take the cucumbers out from the bowl after 30 mins and dry them with a towel
  6. Chop chives into 1cm length.
  7. Add minced garlic, minced ginger, chilly powder, sugar, and salt to chives and mix them well in a bowl.
  8. Stuff the slit-cut cucumbers with the mix and stack the stuffed cucumbers in a container.
  9. Spread 5T of the salty water from Step 4 over the cucumbers.
  10. Keep the cucumber container outside in a room temperature for a day.
  11. Move it to the refrigerator and serve it cold.

Preparation time: 1 hour(s)

Cooking time: 1 hour(s)

Jangjorim

Recipe: Jangorim

Jangjorim

Summary: There are not many meat side dishes in Korea. Jangorim is one of a few meat side dishes. It takes about 2 hours to prepare and it will make your whole kitchen smell like cooked soy sauce, but it is definitely worth it.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds beef shank (or brisket)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 green onion
  • 1 bulk of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 2 jalapenos
  • 2/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Soak the beef in cold water for 1 hour to drain blood
  2. Boil beef, green onion, garlic, and onion in a pot with 4 cups of water for 1 hour.
  3. Boil 6 eggs and peel shells off
  4. Take green onion, garlic, and onion out of the pot and tear the beer off into thin strips.
  5. Add the eggs, soy sauce, sugar and jalapenos to the pot and boil them for 1 hour in low heat.
  6. Serve it as a side dish.

Preparation time: 20 minute(s)

Cooking time: 1.5 hours