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An overhead shot of miyeok namul in a gray stone bowl.
Korean Recipes, Recipes, Side Dishes

Korean Seaweed Salad Recipe (Miyeok Namul)

While I enjoy heavy and rich foods, I usually crave something light and refreshing during the warmer months of the year. This Korean seaweed salad recipe, known as miyeok namul, is the perfect side dish for those craving something that tastes fresh. Quick and easy to make, this healthy side dish gives strong flavors of the sea as well as a slightly nutty note from sesame oil. 

An overhead shot of Korean red beans (red adzuki beans)
Lifestyle and Culinary Tips

 Red Adzuki Beans in Korean Cooking (Pat)

For thousands of years, people in South Korea have used a unique ingredient, known as red adzuki beans, to make savory rice and porridge dishes as well as sweet fillings for desserts. For many, this ingredient may seem strange to you. After all, in the United States, we rarely, if not never, use beans to make sweet treats! Here, we go in-depth about red adzuki beans in Korean cooking! 

An overhead shot of garaetteok. The cylinder tteok sits next to round and sliced tteok.
Lifestyle and Culinary Tips

What Are Korean Cylinder Rice Cakes? (Garaetteok) 

Do you like tteokbokki? What about jajang tteokbokki or tteokkochi? If so, you have eaten Korean cylinder-shaped rice cakes known as garaetteok! ‘Garaetteok’ (가래떡), also known as ‘garae-tteok’ or ‘garaeddeok,’ is a type of Korean tteok. People make this soft and chewy Korean rice cake by steaming non-glutinous rice flour. Here, I write in-depth about this ingredient. 

A side shot of kimchi rice balls on a grey plate.
Korean Recipes, Recipes, Side Dishes

Kimchi Rice Balls (Kimchi Jumeokbap) 

Do you enjoy picnicking during the warmer months of the year? If so, try adding kimchi jumeokbap, otherwise known as Korean kimchi rice balls, to your picnic repertoire! Or, instead, you can also make these for a simple meal at home. n South Korea, people often make these quick and easy rice balls as a rice-based filling ingredient in packed lunches. Previously, I wrote about Korean rice balls when I published my basic jumeokbap recipe. Now, I want to introduce you to these kimchi-based rice balls!