Minari (미나리) is the Korean word for a variety of water dropwort. Also known as Korean watercress, water celery, water parsley, or Java water dropwort, you can find this leafy green natively growing along banks of streams, creeks, and rivers of the temperate and tropical countries in Asia as well as Australia. ‘Muchim’ (무침) is a Korean term used to describe a variety of side dishes made by mixing fresh vegetables with different seasoning ingredients.
A variety of water dropwort, this leafy green is also known as Korean watercress, water celery, water parsley, or Java water dropwort. This vegetable is native to temperate and tropical climates across Asia as well as Queensland, Australia. You can easily find it growing, unrestrained, along the banks of streams, creeks, and rivers as well as over damp soil from standing water.