Korean Side Dishes Spinach (Everything You Need to Know)

Korean side dishes spinach
Korean side dishes spinach

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Korean Side Dishes Spinach/ "Sigeumchi Namul" (시금치나물)

Korean spinach side dish, known as “Sigeumchi Namul” (시금치나물), is popular and nutritious banchan (side dish) commonly served in Korean cuisine. It features blanched spinach seasoned with various ingredients to create a flavorful, healthy addition to meals.

The more I have Korean food, the more I love! I did not find a single one which is too bad to have and more importantly, their food qualify is absolutely amazing. I do rally recommend to you to try this side dish. You will fall in love too. 


  • 1 bunch of fresh spinach
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1-2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • Salt to taste

Sound simple, right? But the taste is not simple like that you definitely love it.

Cultural Significance

Staple Banchan: Sigeumchi Namul is a common part of traditional Korean meals, often served alongside rice, soup, and other banchan. It’s also a frequent component of bibimbap (mixed rice with vegetables) and is enjoyed for its simple yet flavorful profile.

Versatility: It can be eaten cold or at room temperature and pairs well with various main dishes, from grilled meats to stews.

Sigeumchi Namul is appreciated for its ease of preparation, nutritional benefits, and the balance it brings to the array of flavors in a typical Korean meal.

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