korean sidedishes

by gingeredpear

I never made korean side dishes (반찬) before but there’s a first for everything. From left to right: pickled lotus roots, cucumber and carrot, pickled mini cucumbers 오이소박이, soy marinated beef, mushroom and egg 장조림.

Remember to leave the cucumber out on the counter if you want it to “age” faster. Pack the cucumbers in a tall jar so that all your cucumbers are covered (or it will mold on parts that are not covered by the liquid). If you lack liquid add old kimchi water (to age faster) or bit of salt water!

Marinated beef: add shitake mushroom and eggs to add more variety to the dish. Remember to buy more tender meat with some fat to get  juicer and tender pieces!