Tag: banchan

Oi Muchim In a Bowl

Oi Muchim Recipe (Spicy Korean Cucumber Salad)

During the summer months, in our household, we love making oi muchim, a type of spicy Korean cucumber salad. While this seasoned cucumber dish has a spicy kick, it is also refreshing during the extreme summer heat. Here, we will teach you about oi muchim and answer any questions you may have about this dish.

Korean Braised Lotus Roots

Korean Braised Lotus Root (Yeongeun Jorim)

In Korea, braised lotus roots, known as yeongeun jorim, are a popular side dish. People often make this at home and enjoy eating it as a side dish in restaurants. Actually, most schools prepare this side dish for the cafeteria school lunches because of its great source of fiber and vitamin C.

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 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.

A cracked open mayak egg over a bed of white rice

Mayak Eggs (Korean Marinated Eggs)

In the late 2010s in South Korea, mayak eggs started trending as a delicious side dish to perfectly pair with both rice and noodles. While these Korean eggs need very few ingredients and take little effort to make, they burst with an insanely delicious flavor. As such, these eggs took […]