How to pair banchan with main dishes

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    • #78048
      C.W.
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      Hi Maangchi and friends!!

      Knowing which side dishes to pair with a main dish is still not second nature to (i.e. radish soup being paired with kimchi only, others with eggplant, etc.). Can anyone provide some “guidelines” if there are any??

      Thanks!!!
      -C.W.

    • #78107
      Maangchi
      Keymaster

      There are no special rules, but basically the simplest Korean meal is rice and kimchi. The “main dish” for any Korean meal is rice, everything is a side dish to rice.

      Most Korean meals are soup and stew and a few more side dishes, with rice. Side dishes should have balanced colors, nutrients, textures temperatures and tastes.

      There is a long explanation in my cookbook about this, also look at this recipe and video: https://www.maangchi.com/recipe/patbap for more.

    • #78108
      C.W.
      Participant

      Thank you for the quick reply, Maangchi!!! That explanation helps a lot! =)

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