MuSaengChae (무생채) is a Korean radish side dish. Koreans serve this with rice, different kinds of Korean soup, and other side dishes for our daily meals. The flavor is a little spicy, sour, and sweet. Try this simple Korean side dish for your supper. 😉
Yield: 1 Quart
Short Korean Lesson
- HahNeul (하늘) = Sky
- GuReum (구름) = Cloud
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- 4 Cups (15 oz) Korean Radish
- ½ Tbsp Red Hot Pepper (Optional)
- ½ Cup Onion
- ½ Tbsp coarse sea salt
- 2 Tbsp Hot Pepper Powder
- 1 Generous Tbsp Brown Rice Vinegar or Apple Vinegar
- 1 Generous Tbsp Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds
- ½ Tbsp Minced Garlic
- ¼ tsp Salt
We need about 15 oz of Korean radish. I already peeled it. You could also use daikon radish. Cut the radish into very thin strips. You will get about 4 cups.
Put the radish in a large mixing bowl and mix about ½ Tbsp of coarse sea salt into it. Leave it set for 5 minutes so that the radish will get salted a little.
Meanwhile, slice ½ cup worth of an onion very thinly and optionally cut ½ Tbsp worth of a red-hot pepper.
After 5 minutes, you can see the radish becomes soft like this. Rinse the radish in cold water once or twice and then drain it and set it aside.
In a large bowl, add the radish, onion, and the pepper. Then season the radish with 2 Tbsp hot pepper powder, 1 generous Tbsp vinegar, 1 generous Tbsp sugar, ¼ tsp salt, 1 Tbsp sesame seeds, and ½ Tbsp minced garlic.
Mix until everything is blended together.
You can serve this right after you make it, or keep it in the refrigerator and serve it whenever you want. It will last for several weeks.