Potato & soy sauce side dish

Gamja-bokkeum 감자조림

This gamja-bokkeum (stir-fried potato side dish) used to be on my regular lunch box menu. My mother sometimes added small dried anchovies and carrot, and sometimes she added ham cut into dice like potato. I used to make this all the time as my children’s lunch boxes, too.

The other recipe in this video is Gamjachae-bokkeum (stir-fried shredded potato).



  1. Peel the 2-3 medium sized potatoes (15 oz, or 425 grams worth). Wash and cut them into ¾ inch cubes until you have 2½ cups’ worth.
  2. Put the potato into a colander under running water to remove the starch.
  3. Cut ½ cup’s worth of onion into bite sized chunks. Set aside.
  4. Add 1 tbs olive oil to a heated pan. Put the potato into the pan.
  5. Add 2 cloves of minced garlic and sauté it until the potato looks a little translucent.
  6. Add the onion and keep stirring for a few minutes.
  7. Add a half cup of water to the pan, 2 tbs of soy sauce, and 1 tbs of corn syrup (or sugar). Mix and simmer over medium heat for about 10 minutes until the liquid is evaporated.
  8. Keep stirring so it doesn’t burn. Add more water if it looks like it needs some.
  9. When the potato is cooked, turn off the stove and add 1 tbs of toasted sesame oil. Sprinkle a pinch of sesame seeds over top and serve with rice.

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  1. You rock Maangchi!!

    Keep up the the AWESOME work!!!

    thank you soo much for your time in teaching your viewers!!

  2. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,047 comments

    Suka Aga,
    wow, I checked the photo of potato side dish you sent me. It looks great! I will post it in my blog too. Myulchi bokkum(dried anchovies) side dish, sure, it’s included in the list of my future cooking videos.
    You are talented in cooking. I was wondering why you have been quiet these days. : ) Thanks a lot.

  3. I made Kam ja jo rim.

    It was great. I love it! Thanks Maangchi! May I request little fish side dish please? (Myol Chi Bok Kom/jo rim)

  4. YunHo_TVfXQ_7

    yes my youtube id is Two1Zero..thanks!! looking forward to see more of ur recipes!!

  5. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,047 comments

    Sure, your request dried anchovies side dish (myul chi bokkeum) and korean style egg side dish (gye ran maree)are included in the list of my upcoming cooking videos.
    Thank you very much. Do you have YouTube id? If you do, let me know. I will let you know when I make it. Thank you very much!

  6. YunHo_TVfXQ_7

    hi Maangchi!! i enjoy your recipes..but i have a recipe request..can u teach me how to make the sweet dried anchovies and the omellete which they serve as side dishes? i love them a lot..and if i can make it myself, it would be soo great!!

  7. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,047 comments

    Don’t use corn syrup if you don’t have. Corn syrup has nothing to do with corn starch.

  8. Anonymous

    Maangchi, if I don’t have corn syrup, can I replace it by mixing some corn starch and water please?


  9. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,047 comments

    Hi, Lilllian,
    I checked the picture that your friend made, but I can’t figure out what vegetables are used, so
    unfortunately I can’t compare.
    My dduk bokkie is very simple.

  10. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,047 comments

    Hi, Anonymous,
    I have never made “danmuji” by myself. Sorry, : )

  11. Anonymous

    Hi Maangchi! You have an awesome blog here! I was wondering if you know how to make danmuji as I want to be able to make it myself. Thanks in advance!

  12. Oh I didn’t realize they are the same recipes! So you just add more vegetables and some seafood?

  13. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,047 comments

    Sure, this is my dduk bokkie recipe! : )

  14. Hi Maangchi,

    I have a recipe request…I had a hot pepper sauce and rice stick dish at a potluck once that was really good and I just learned what it is called: tapoki! Here is a picture my friend took of it. http://tinyurl.com/69o46f

    If you have a chance I’d love to learn how to make this. Take care,


  15. Christine Lim Simpson

    Hi Maangchi! I enjoy your blog and recipes. Thanks for sharing them. :)

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