Side Dishes

Korean Fish Pancake With Salad

Korean Fish Pancake (Korean Saengseon Jeon)

In Korea, during the hot summer monsoon season, people begin to crave makgeolli and jeon. Makgeolli refers to a type of Korean rice wine and jeon refers to a type of Korean fritter. As a nation, Koreans believe makgeolli and jeon are the perfect rainy weather food. As such, sales skyrocket when the monsoon season comes around in late June. People line up to eat at famous jeon restaurants until the monsoon season ends in August. One of my favorite types of jeon to eat during the summer months is saengseon jeon!

A plate of summer peach Caprese salad

Summer Peach Caprese Salad Recipe

Peach season is in full swing! This summer, let’s all make some delicious, juicy meals out of our favorite peach recipes! In my family, we love a simple summer salad–after all, salads are not too heavy on the stomach and tend to contain fresh seasonal ingredients. As a huge fan of peaches, one of my favorite recipes to make during the summer is a peach Caprese salad. Light, juicy, and refreshing, this salad is the perfect side to anything you cook on the grill.

A plate of Korean pa muchim

Pa Muchim Recipe (Korean Green Onion Salad)

Have you ever eaten at a Korean barbecue restaurant? When you eat Korean barbecue, they often serve different types of banchan along with the grilled meat. In Korea, banchan refers to a plethora of side dishes served with the main dish of the meal. Often, these restaurants pair the side dishes with the main dish they they are serving. Pa muchim is an incredibly popular side dish served at barbecue joints. Many people believe it pairs perfectly with grilled meat and lettuce wraps.

Korean Sweet Potatoes on a cutting board.

How to Perfectly Bake a Korean Sweet Potato

Have you ever tried cooking with Korean sweet potatoes? If not, you are missing out! Not only is a Korean sweet potato jam-packed full of healthy nutrients, but it also tastes extremely delicious. This recipe is incredibly simple and basic. So, besides teaching you how to bake these potatoes, we wanted to share facts and recommendations on how people in Korea cook with them!

Jumeokbap with kimchi on a cutting board.

Handmade Korean Rice Balls Recipe (Jumeokbap)

In South Korea, people make these easy handmade Korean rice balls, known as jumeokbap, as a side dish when making a packed lunch, out for a picnic, or eating spicy foods. Like triangle kimbap or kimbap rolls, jumeokbap is a In South Korea, people make these easy handmade Korean rice balls, known as jumeokbap, as a side dish when making a packed lunch, out for a picnic, or eating spicy foods. Like triangle kimbap or kimbap rolls, jumeokbap is a quick, convenient, and delicious meal. As such, you will see them often in packed lunches all across the country.