Have you ever eaten dandelion greens? In the United States, as well as other western countries, when thinking of dandelions, people either picture blowing on the seedheads to make wishes or annoying yard weeds ruining their perfect lawns. People rarely think of salads when someone mentions this plant! Here, we will teach you how to make ‘mindeulle namul muchim,’ a Korean dandelion greens side dish. This side dish tastes slightly bitter and earthy as well as a bit sweet and spicy! We hope you enjoy it!
Walking through your local farmers’ market, you may have come across a wild-looking bunch of thin, long, and curly bright green stalks. These tangled stalks, more likely than not, are garlic scapes! While rare in most grocery stores in the United States, you will commonly see this ingredient in grocery stores across South Korea. There, people often cook with and eat the mild, slightly sweet garlic scapes when at home. In this ingredient article, we will learn about garlic scapes and how they are used in Korean cooking!