MuNaMul (나물) is an easy and delicious non-spicy Korean side dish using radish. Before, I posted the spicy radish side dish MuSaengChae. Simple seasonings such as garlic, salt, and sesame oil bring out the radish flavor, and it has good texture. You can use this side dish for your bibimbab also. Thanks! 🙂
Yield: 1 Quart
Short Korean Lesson
- ChamGiReum (참기름) = Sesame Oil
- ChamGgae (참깨) = Sesame Seed
- 4 Cups (About 14 oz) Korean Radish
- 2 Tbsp Oil
- ½ Cup Water
- 1 tsp Sea Salt
- ½ Tbsp Minced Garlic
- ½-1 tsp Sesame Oil
- ½ Tbsp Green Onion
- Some Black Sesame Seeds (to Garnish)
Peel off the skin of about 14 oz of Korean radish. Remove any bad parts too.
Slice the radish into ¼-inch slices.
Cut the radish thinly.
Heat the pan with 2 Tbsp of oil, and then add the radish. Fry it for 5 minutes on medium-high.
After 5 minutes, add ½ cup of water, cover the lid, and cook for 5 more minutes.
Add ½ Tbsp of minced garlic.
Add 1 tsp of sea salt.
Add ½-1 tsp of sesame oil. Fry for 10 minutes on high.
When the radish is almost cooked, add ½ Tbsp of finely chopped green onions.
Fry 1 more minute, and turn off the heat.
Garnish with some black sesame seeds (or just regular sesame seeds). You can keep this in the refrigerator and serve it whenever you eat a Korean meal. Enjoy! 🙂