Salads & Side Dishes

Cabbage Kimchi (통배추김치)

Traditional Napa cabbage kimchi may be a little smelly, but this deliciously tangy, spicy banchan (side dish) is served with everything in Korea and is the main ingredient in many popular Korean dishes.

Pickled Radish (치킨무)

Crunchy, crisp radish in sweet, tart pickling juice is very easy to make. The cubes are always served with KFC (Korean Fried Chicken), thus the name Chikin (Chicken) Mu. The slices are often used as wraps and are therefore called Ssam Mu (Ssam = Wrap in Korean).

Caesar Salad

Created by the Italian brothers Caesar and Alex Cardini, at their hotel restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico in 1924, this delicious salad is great as a side salad or as a main meal with chicken (I’ve seen it served with salmon and prawns, too).

Chicken Salad with Mango

This is my take on a salad created by the Swedish weight-loss program Itrim. I usually make a lot and serve it on a large platter for dinner or summer potluck parties.