Vegetables: as an accompaniment?


There are many cultural festivals in South Korea. You can go there and taste dishes that are made every year to honour the celebrations. Galbi Jjim is an integral part of these festivities. It’s made with pork ribs and stewed vegetables . There are also many fish dishes as fish is a staple food for Koreans.


1 – Peel the garlic cloves, onions, pears and chestnuts.

2 – Blend the pears to a puree and chop the garlic cloves finely.

3 – Cut the carrots into 3cm sticks.

4 – Prepare the sauce. To do so, mix together the soy sauce, sesame oil, onions, minced garlic and pear puree.

5 – In a large saucepan, add the sauce followed by the carrots, chestnuts, almonds and pork chops.

6 – Cook the ingredients together on a high heat for approximately 20 minutes.

7 – Turn down the heat and leave to finish cooking for approximately 30 minutes.


Serves 4 people

• 900g pork chops
• 100g carrots
• 1 kiwi
• 2 green onions
• 2 red peppers
• 5 chestnuts

• 10 ginkgo almonds
• 1 tbsp sesame oil
• 2 tbsp minced garlic
• 3 tbsp pear puree
• 6 tbsp soya sauce


Preparation time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cooking time: 50 minutes

Korean vegetable dishes

Japchae : sautéed vegetables, beef and noodles


Gamjabap : boiled rice with potatoes


Bindae tteok : mung bean paste pancakes


Mubap : boiled rice with turnips


Andong Kalguksu : Handmade noodles boiled in a chicken broth

Kongnamul gukbap : rice with soya bean soup


Jeonbok juk : seaweed rice porridge


Gosari guk : fern leaf soup


Gosari jeon : fern pancakes


Sanchae bibimbap : boiled rice with assorted wild vegetables