Korean side dish recipes

Banchan often translated as "side dishes" are an essential part of any Korean meal. They are not just decoration or appetizers: they are the meal, along with soup and rice.

stir-fried oyster mushrooms

Stir-fried oyster mushrooms

Neutari-beoseot-bokkeum
느타리버섯볶음

sundubu jjigae (Korean spicy soft tofu stew)

Spicy soft tofu stew with beef

Gogi sundubu-jjigae
고기 순두부찌개

김무침

Seasoned seaweed

Gim-muchim
김무침

gamja-ham-bokkeum-dosirak

Stir-fried potato and ham

Gamja-haem-bokkeum
감자햄볶음

Korean cabbage pancake

Cabbage pancake

Baechujeon
배추전

dubu gangjeong

Sweet and crunchy tofu

Dubu-gangjeong
두부강정

Kimchijeon (kimchi pancake)

Kimchi pancake

Kimchijeon
김치전

siguemchijogae-doenjangguk

Soybean paste soup with spinach and clams

Sigeumchi-jogae doenjangguk
시금치조개 된장국

Kimchi-made with Chayote

Chayote kimchi

차이오티 김치

Korean fruit salad

Fruit salad

Gwa-il-saeleodeu
과일샐러드

japchae (Korean stir-fried noodles with vegetables, meat, and mushrooms) 잡채

Stir-fried noodles and vegetables

Easy japchae
잡채

oxtail soup (sokkoritang: 소꼬리탕

Oxtail soup

Sokkoritang
소꼬리탕

vegan kimchi (vegetarian kimchi)

Vegetarian kimchi

Chaesik-kimchi
채식김치

Chaeso-gukmul

Vegetable stock

Chaeso-gukmul
채소국물

Mapo tofu (mapadubu)

Korean-style mapo tofu

Mapadubu
마파두부

Fermented pollock roe

Myeongnanjeot
명란젓

Spicy braised chicken breasts

Dakbokkeumtang
닭볶음탕

seafood pancakes (haemuljeon: 해물전)

Seafood pancakes

Haemuljeon
해물전

Stir-fried kimchi

Kimchi-bokkeum
김치볶음

cheese-tteokgalbi

Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs with cheese

Cheese tteokgalbi
치즈떡갈비

Extra-strong fermented soybean paste stew

Cheonggukjang-jjigae
청국장찌개

salt-roasted shrimp

Salt-roasted shrimp

Saeu-sogeum-gui
새우소금구이

Stir-fried chives, meat, and vegetables

Buchu-japchae
부추잡채

kkotppang (steamed flower-shaped buns)

Steamed flower-shaped buns

Kkotppang
꽃빵

Jellyfish salad

Haepari-naengchae
해파리냉채

corn cheese (콘치즈)

Corn cheese

Corn cheese
콘치즈

Steamed Perilla Leaves

Steamed perilla leaves

Kkaennipjjim
깻잎찜

Spicy pork stew

Dwaejigogi-jjigae
돼지고기찌개

gosari namul (stir-fried fernbrake: 고사리나물)

Stir-fried fernbrake side dish

Gosari-namul
고사리나물

Bugeopo gochujang-muchim 

Dried shredded pollock seasoned with gochujang

Bugeopo gochujang-muchim 
북어포 고추장무침

Quick, fresh kimchi

Baechu-geotjeori
배추겉절이

Geomeun-kongjorim

Braised black beans

Geomeun-kongjorim
검은콩조림

Sautéed zucchini and shrimp

Aehobak-saeu-bokkeum
애호박새우볶음

Spicy steamed eggs in an earthenware bowl

Maeun ttukbaegi gyeranjjim
매운 뚝배기 계란찜

Braised semi-dried pollock

Kodari-jorim
코다리조림

Braised pig's trotters

Jokbal
족발

Seasoned fresh oysters

Gulmuchim
굴무침

Soybean sprout soup with rice

Kongnamul-gukbap
콩나물국밥

nabak-kimchi

Vegetable and fruit water kimchi

Nabak-kimchi
나박김치

Spicy stuffed steamed eggplant

Gochujang gaji-jjim
고추장 가지찜

Thick soybean paste stew

Gang-doenjang
강된장

kkaennip-jeon

Pan-fried perilla leaves with fillings

Kkaennip-jeon
깻잎전

Yeon-geun-jorim

Braised lotus roots

Yeon-geun-jorim
연근조림

Fried seaweed paper coated with glutinous rice paste

Gim-bugak
김부각

Braised octopus

Muneo-jorim
문어조림

Asian chive kimchi

Buchu-kimchi
부추김치

Bulgogi stew in an earthenware pot

Ttukbaegi-bulgogi
뚝배기불고기

gamjajeon

Simple potato pancake

Gamjajeon
감자전

Seasoned pan fried flatfish

Gajami yangnyeom-twigim
가자미 양념튀김

Fermented soybean paste stew with scallops

Paeju-doenjang-jjigae
패주된장찌개

Spicy stuffed green chili pepper kimchi

Gochu-sobagi
고추소박이

Stir-fried dried squid threads (ojingeo-silchae-bokkeum: 오징어실채볶음)

Crunchy squid threads

Ojingeo-silchae-bokkeum
오징어실채볶음

Mushroom soup ( 버섯들깨탕: Beoseot-deulkkae-tang)

Mushroom soup

Beoseot-deulkkae-tang
버섯들깨탕

Ox bone hangover soup

Ppyeo-haejangguk
뼈해장국

Stir-fried garlic scapes

Maneuljjong-bokkeum
마늘쫑볶음

Pan-fried meat and tofu patties

Wanja-jeon
완자전

Spicy braised tofu

Dubu-jorim
두부조림

Fermented soybean paste stew

Doenjang-jjigae
된장찌개

Korean lettuce salad

Sangchu-geotjeori
상추겉절이

Mung bean pancakes

Bindaetteok
빈대떡

Mung bean sprout side dish

Sukjunamul-muchim
숙주나물무침

Beef pancakes

Soegogi-jeon
쇠고기전

Shrimp Pancakes

Saeujeon
새우전

Spicy cucumber side dish

Oi-muchim
오이무침

Yellow pickled radish

Danmuji
단무지

Braised baby potatoes

Algamja-jorim
알감자조림

Eggs in soy broth

Gyeran-jangjorim
계란장조림

Spicy soft tofu stew with kimchi and pork belly

Kimchi-sundubu-jjigae
김치순두부찌개

Clam stew (jogaetang: 조개탕)

Clam stew

Jogaetang
조개탕

Spicy grilled squid

Ojingeo-tonggui
오징어통구이

Bok choy seasoned with soybean paste

Cheonggyeongchae doenjang-muchim
청경채 된장무침

Green chili pepper pickles

Gochu-jangajji
고추장아찌

Minced, seasoned, and grilled beef ribs

Tteokgalbi
떡갈비

Sweet, sour, and spicy mushrooms with water dropwort

Beoseot minari chomuchim
버섯 미나리 초무침

Kale Pancakes

Kaeil-jangtteok
케일장떡

Napa cabbage kimchi

Tongbaechu-kimchi
통배추김치

Potato salad

Gamja-salad
감자샐러드

Ramp pancakes

Sanmaneul-jeon
산마늘전

Fish cakes

Eomuk
어묵

Roasted seaweed sheets

Gim-gui
김구이

Kimchi and mackerel camping stew

Kimchi godeungeo-tongjorim jjigae
김치 고등어통조림 찌개

Seasoned dried anchovies

Myeolchi-muchim
멸치무침

Fried Gochujang

yak-gochujang
약고추장

White Kimchi

Baek-kimchi
백김치

Doenjang pork skewers

Maekjeok
맥적

Cold salad with spicy mustard sauce

Gyeoja-naengchae
겨자냉채

Beef and radish soup

Soegogi-muguk
쇠고기무국

Raw crabs marinated in soy sauce

Ganjang-gejang
간장게장

Lamb's Quarters side dish

Myeongaju-muchim
명아주무침

Seasoned Dried Radish Strips

Mumallaengi-muchim
무말랭이무침

Korean style fried snapper with seasoning sauce

Domi-yangnyeom-gui
도미양념구이

Beef short ribs soup

Galbitang
갈비탕

Potato pancakes

Gamjajeon
감자전

Kimchi soup

Kimchi-guk
김치국

Korean Royal court stir fried rice cakes

Gungjung-tteokbokki
궁중떡볶이

Tofu pickles

Dubu-jangajji
두부장아찌

Dwaejibulgogi

Spicy pork BBQ

Dwaejibulgogi
돼지불고기

Korean spicy dipping sauce

Ssamjang
쌈장

Sweet potato rice

Goguma-bap
고구마밥

Braised saury

Kkongchi-jorim
꽁치조림

Spicy bellflower root side dish

Doraji-muchim
도라지무침

Cold eggplant side dish

Gaji-naengguk
가지냉국

Easy braised beef short ribs

Makgalbi-jjim
막갈비찜

dotorimukmuchim

Seasoned acorn jelly

Dotorimuk-muchim
도토리묵무침

Radish water kimchi

Dongchimi
동치미

Squid soup

Squid soup

Ojingeo-guk
오징어국

Ponytail kimchi

Chonggak-kimchi
총각김치

Spicy radish and beef soup

Maeun muguk
매운 무국

Dakbokkeumtang

Traditional-style spicy braised chicken

Dakbokkeumtang
닭볶음탕

Steamed egg in an earthenware bowl

Ttukbaegi gyeranjjim
뚝배기 계란찜

Mapa tofu

Mapadubu
마파두부

Braised mackerel with radish

Godeungeo-mujorim
고등어무조림

Cubed radish kimchi

Kkakdugi
깍두기

Steamed shishito peppers

Kkwarigochu-jjim
꽈리고추찜

Seasoned seaweed

Doljaban-muchim
돌자반무침

Pollock pancake

Dongtaejeon
동태전

Tuna pancake

Chamchijeon
참치전

Mung bean sprout and cucumber side dish

Sukju-oi-namul
숙주오이나물

Mugwort soup

Ssukguk
쑥국

Spicy raw fish soup

Mulhoe
물회

Emergency kimchi

Yangbaechu-kimchi
양배추김치

Green chili pepper pancake

Gochujeon
고추전

Aster scaber side dish

Chwinamul
취나물

Soybean paste based dipping sauce for raw fish

Doenjang-banga
된장방아

Ox-bone soup

Seolleongtang
설렁탕

Fermented squid side dish

Ojingeojeot
오징어젓

Collard greens side dishes

Collard greens
콜라드그린

Radish salad

Musaengchae
무생채

dwaejigogi-bokkeum

Spicy stir-fried pork

Dwaejigogi-bokkeum
돼지고기볶음

Grilled mackerel

Godeungeo-gui
고등어구이

kimchi pancake

Grandma-style kimchi pancake

Kimchijeon
김치전

Dried pollock soup

Bugeoguk
북어국

Sautéed sea plant

Miyeokjulgi-bokkeum
미역줄기볶음

Seasoned dried shredded squid

Ojingeochae-muchim
오징어채무침

Soybean sprout side dish

Kongnamul-muchim
콩나물무침

Seasoned raw beef

Yukhoe
육회

Kongbiji-jjigae (Ground soybean stew) 콩비지찌개

Ground soybean stew

Kongbiji-jjigae
콩비지찌개

Mung bean jelly side dishes

Mung bean jelly side dishes

Cheongpomuk-muchim
청포묵무침

Soybean paste soup with cabbage

Baechu-doenjangguk
배추된장국

Pan fried tofu with spicy sauce

Dububuchim-yangnyeomjang
두부부침양념장

Cucumber pickles

Oijangajji
오이장아찌

kkaennip-kimchi

Perilla leaf kimchi

Kkaenip-kimchi
깻잎김치

Kaenip-jangajji

Perilla leaf pickles

Kkaennip-jangajji
깻잎장아찌

Salty beef side dish

Jangjorim
장조림

Broccoli pickles

Brokoli pikeul
브로콜리 피클, 브로콜리 장아찌

Spicy stir-fried fish cakes

Eomuk-bokkeum
어묵볶음

Soybean sprout soup

Kongnamulguk
콩나물국

Cooked radish side dish

Muwoonamul
무우나물, 무나물

Spicy mixed-up seafood noodle soup

Jjamppong
짬뽕

Eggplant sidedish

Gaji-namul
가지나물

Maeuntang (spicy fish stew)

Spicy fish stew

Maeuntang
매운탕

Braised beef short ribs

Galbi-jjim
갈비찜

Cold cucumber soup

Cold cucumber soup side dish

Oi-naengguk
오이냉국

Steamed egg side dish

Gyeranjjim
계란찜

Rolled omelette sidedish

Gyeranmari
계란말이

Myeolchibokkeum (Stir-fried anchovies and peanuts: 멸치볶음)

Stir-fried dried anchovies and peanuts

Myeolchi-ttangkong-bokkeum
멸치땅콩볶음

Young summer radish water kimchi

Yeolmu mulkimchi
열무 물김치

Stir-fried shredded potato

Gamjachae-bokkeum
감자채볶음

Potato & soy sauce side dish

Gamja-bokkeum
감자조림

Easy bulgogi

Mak-bulgogi
막불고기

Spicy soft tofu stew with seafood

Haemul-sundubu-jjigae
해물순두부찌개

Soybean side dish

Kongjorim
콩조림

Vegetable pancake with Asian chives

Buchujeon
부추전

Spicy stuffed cucumber kimchi

Oisobagi kimchi
오이소박이 김치

miyeok-naengchae (미역냉채, 미역무침, Korean seaweed salad)

Sweet & sour seaweed salad

Miyeok-muchim
미역무침

miyeokguk

Seaweed soup with beef

Soegogi miyeokguk
쇠고기 미역국

Kimchi stew

Kimchi-jjigae
김치찌개

Spicy beef and vegetable soup

Yukgaejang
육개장

Spinach side dish (sigeumchi-namul)

Spinach side dish

Sigeumchi-namul
시금치나물

Sweet potato starch noodles stir fried with vegetables

Japchae
잡채

Napa cabbage kimchi and radish kimchi

Baechu-kimchi, kkakdugi
배추김치, 깍두기

Breaded cod fillets

Daegujeon
대구전

Mixed green salad

Gutjuli
겉절이

Fermented soybean paste stew mixed with fresh salad

Doenjang-jjigae geotjeori bibimbap
된장찌개 겉절이 비빔밥

ojingeo-bokkeum

Spicy stir fried squid

Ojingeo-bokkeum
오징어볶음