Second Header(2)

Tri-color Banchan - Korean Side Dishes

It's hard to believe that another academic year has passed and I'm now no longer a newbie to med school. I drink black coffee, stare at a screen all day and the only exercise I get is walking to the kitchen to open the refrigerator door...which is quite often, because who knows what's in there the next minute?!

I know I complain about being in school all the time and whine about this and that. But, it's actually pretty nice to be back in the groove and to see all my friends. I like being on a schedule and sometimes studying isn't too bad. Haha kidding... We just had a tricky cardiovascular exam and I'm delirious from the lack of sleep.

This year I'm trying to fit in some exercising and to pack my lunch every day. This starts with making Korean banchan (small dishes). I keep an assortment in my fridge and pack different kinds with quinoa, salad or rice daily. Nom time!



Korean Banchan - 삼색나물




Eggplant side dish - Gaji namul (가지나물)
1 eggplant
1/4 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp soysauce
1 tsp sesame oil
pinch of salt
1/2 jalapeno (optional)

  • Cut eggplant into 1" sticks the size of your finger. Saute in a little olive oil with the garlic, finely chopped jalapeños, soysauce and a pinch of salt. After it has softened a little, add in 1 tsp of sesame oil and continue to fry for 2 more minutes. Salt to taste and garnish with sesame seeds

Spinach side dish - Sigeumchi namul (시금치 나물)
1 bunch spinach (not baby spinach)
1/4 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sesame oil

  • Boil about 2 cups of water in a medium saucepan. Throw in washed spinach for 30 seconds and then drain. Squeeze out as much water as you can. Loosen the scrunched up spinach by mixing in sesame oil, minced garlic, and salt.

Beansprout side dish - Kong namul (공나물)
200g mungbean sprouts
1/4 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp soysauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 stalk green onion
salt to taste

  • Wash sprouts well and break of roughly all the darkened tips of the shoot (it's okay to miss some). Boil about a cup of water in a pot, add in the beansprout and boil for 2 minutes. Drain well and mix in minced garlic, soysauce, salt and sesame oil. Finely slice green onions and mix in.

11 comments :

  1. Oh my goodness this is so beyond helpful. I've literally been buying the ones that have already been made (also too lazy on my end to find out how to ^^).
    This is really great, thanks so much!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Rachel! You never know what a little bit of sesame oil and salt can do! It really is so simple!

      Delete
  2. The desire to make money online through the use of social platforms is perfectly normal. In order to achieve this quest, an optimal blogging system is required. A sound blogging system would allow its user adopt a systematic approach to quench his blogging endeavors.Mens Shoes

    ReplyDelete
  3. However, there are a few metal dishes, which can be used in a microwave as they possess reflecting properties. The shallow dishes give better results when kept in a microwave as they allow equal heating of the food from all sides.
    comfort food

    ReplyDelete
  4. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Very Informative and useful for food idea. ground turkey curry helpful food post for everyone. A really descriptive blog about various turkey dishes and snacks available.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I am truly getting a charge out of perusing your elegantly composed articles. It would seem that you spend a considerable measure of exertion and time on your blog. I have bookmarked it and I am anticipating perusing new articles. Keep doing awesome. custom sticker printing at home

    ReplyDelete
  7. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  8. One of the many things you are going to love about Albania is the food. Everywhere you go you will find something delicious to eat at very economic prices.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Extremely decent blog and articles. I am realy extremely glad to visit your blog. Presently I am discovered which I really need. I check your blog regular and attempt to take in something from your blog. Much obliged to you and sitting tight for your new post. collated printing means

    ReplyDelete
  10. In the wake of looking at your article I was stunned. I comprehend that you clear up it uncommonly well. Likewise, I accept that various perusers will in like way encounter how I feel in the wake of examining your article. 24 hours printing near me

    ReplyDelete

Template Design By Baby in Heels