15 Vegetable Side Dishes (Banchan)

15 Vegetable Side Dishes (Banchan)

A collection of 15 delicious Korean vegetable side dishes (banchan) you can make at home!

15 Vegetable Side Dishes - 15 Vegetable Side Dishes (Banchan)

Here’s a collection of easy and healthy Korean vegetable side dishes (banchan, 반찬)! Mostly vegan! These are some of staple dishes on the Korean table (bapsang, 밥상) that are enjoyed year round. You can find many more here.

This list covers many Korean cooking techniques (blanching, steaming, braising, and stir-frying) for vegetables and typical seasonings used for different vegetable side dishes.

Whether you’re looking for a simple side dish or two for your Korean grilling, or an array of side dishes for other Korean meals, these banchan dishes will complement just about any main dish! The leftoversare great to make bibimbapor tofu bibimbap with.

1.Kongnamul Muchim (Seasoned Soybean Sprouts)

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2. Sigeumchi Namul (Seasoned Spinach)

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3. Oi Muchim (Spicy Cucumber Salad)

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4. Hobak Bokkeum (Stir-fried Zucchini)

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5. Gaji Namul (Steamed Eggplants)

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6. Sukju Namul (Seasoned Bean Sprouts)

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7. Oi Bokkeum (Stir-fried Cucumbers)

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8. Watercress Namul

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9. Mu Saengchae (Spicy Radish Salad)

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10.Gamja Jorim (Braised Potatoes)

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11. Putbaechu (Young Cabbage) Doenjang Muchim

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12. Mu Namul (Stir-fried Radish)

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13. Jangajji (Vegetable pickles)

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14. Gaji Bokkeum (Stir-fried Eggplants)

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15. Mu Saengchae (Sweet and Sour Radish Salad)

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See here for a complete list of side dishes.

This vegetable side dishes roundup was originally posted in August 2016. I’ve updated it here for 2021.

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