Banchan Series

Hobak Jeon- Pan Fried Korean Zucchini

Hobak jeon (pan-fried Korean zucchini) is one of my favorite Korean side dishes! I never fully appreciated this banchan until I learned the difference between Korean zucchini and regular zucchini. They

Chicken Mu (Korean pickled radish)

Chicken mu is Korean pickled radish that is specifically for pairing with Korean fried chicken, but it is also a great side dish for pretty much anything. It’s sweet, tangy, crunchy,

Perilla Leaf Kimchi

Perilla leaves (kkaennip) are my absolute favorite herb, but I haven’t always loved them! They have a very strong aroma/flavor, and are part of the mint family. There really isn’t anything

Oi Muchim (Spicy Cucumber Salad)

This cucumber kimchi salad is refreshingly sweet, spicy, and tangy! It is the perfect side dish to add a little texture and a whole lot of flavor.  I make this at

Bok Choy Kimchi

If you make just one of my recipes, let it be this one! I am OBSESSED with this bok choy kimchi salad. It’s not a traditional Korean dish, but I promise


Twigim is one of my favorite Korean street foods! This is actually something I grew up eating at home a lot too- it’s easy to make and so tasty.  Twigim is


Bibimbap is one of my absolute favorite Korean comfort foods. It’s a bowl of rice topped with individually prepped vegetables, sometimes meat, a spicy gochujang sauce, and  a fried egg.  “Bibim”

Dosirak 도시락 (Korean Lunchbox)

A dosirak is a Korean lunchbox, similar to the more well known Japanese bento. Like the bento, a dosirak can have all sorts of side dishes but almost always has rice,

Yu Choy Kimchi

Yu choy kimchi is not a very common type of kimchi, but everything about its preparation is traditional and delicious.  Did you know there are hundreds of different kinds of kimchi?

The BEST Mandu (Korean Dumplings)

Want to learn how to make the BEST dumpling filling? In this recipe, I will share a few tips & tricks to make the juiciest, most flavorful mandu.  There are many

Kkakdugi (Radish Kimchi)

Ever wonder how seolleongtang restaurants make such delicious radish kimchi? The BEST kkakdugi I’ve had has always been at a Korean restaurant that serves some type of beef soup.    Kkakdugi

Korean Potato Salad

This is my favorite banchan at Kbbq! I’m not sure why, but I always end up asking for refills on this one. The difference between Korean potato salad and American potato

Stella Navarro-Kim

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Hi, I'm Stella! I come from a multicultural background, and cooking has been one of the best ways for me to stay connected to my heritage. If you love to cook or want to learn, you've come to the right place! I share mostly Korean, Mexican, and Cuban recipes that have been passed down from my family. Let's cook!

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