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Korean Bok Choy Side Dish for One

Here’s another healthy Korean side dish! This quick and nutritious bok choy recipe will pair perfectly with your other banchan, adding a lovely freshness to your meal.

Korean Bok Choy Side dish

Like other dark leafy greens, bok choy contains essential antioxidants and nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and fiber. However, eating greens does not need to be a chore. This bok choy recipe is so simple, yet so tasty!

What makes it so tasty you ask?

One of the key ingredients of today’s recipe is soybean paste. Not only does soybean paste add an irresistible umami flavor, it’s also packed full of health benefits. It contains an abundance of Vitamin A and C, aids with digestion, and is a great source of protein. For a nice kick of flavor, use soybean paste in your soups and stews, or to make dipping sauces for your veggies!

A lot of Korean side dishes use similar ingredients.

Here are some essentials you’ll want to have on hand when you’re making Korean side dishes at home:

Of course, you can’t just have one banchan– check out some of our other side dish recipes like the spicy Korean cucumber salad for one!

For this recipe you’ll need:

Now let’s make the Korean bok choy side dish for one:

To cook the bok choy:

  1. Chop off the butts of the bok choy
Chopping the Bok Choy for Korean Bok Choy Side Dish

2. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add 1 teaspoon of salt

3. Blanch the bok choy for 1-2 minutes in the boiling water.

Blanching bok choy for Korean side dish

4. Take the bok choy out and wash with cold water/ submerge in cold water 

placing the bok choy into cold water

5. Take the bok choy out of the cold water and squeeze out the excess water

For the sauce:

6. Mix the following ingredients:

Sauce for Korean bok choy side dish

7. Mix the bok choy with the sauce 

Sauce on top of Korean bok choy side dish

8. Sprinkle some roasted sesame seeds on top, and enjoy!

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Korean bok soy side dish

Korean Bok Choy Side Dish for One


  • Author: TJ Lee
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 15

Description

Here’s another healthy Korean side dish! This quick and nutritious bok choy recipe will pair perfectly with your other banchan, adding a lovely freshness to your meal.


Ingredients

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Instructions

1. Chop off the butts of the bok choy

2. Bring a pot of water to boil and add one teaspoon of salt

3. Blanch the bok choy for 1-2 minutes in the boiling water

4. Take the bok choy out and submerge in cold water

5. Take the bok choy out of the cold water and squeeze out the excess water

6. Make the sauce using the following ingredients:

7. Mix the bok choy with the sauce

8. Sprinkle some roasted sesame seeds on top and enjoy!

Notes

For the freshest, crunchiest result use bok choy you’ve just bought. The leaf part will become too soft and soggy if the bok choy is left for a few days.

  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: Korean

Keywords: Korean Bok Choy Side Dish for One

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