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Buchu Namul (Buchu Muchim), Garlic Chive Salad
부추나물 (부추무침)

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nut free
prep time: 
5 min
inactive time: 
0 min
cooking time: 
10 min
total time: 
15 min

Buchu Namul, also known as Buchu Muchim, is a great way to enjoy buchu raw and take advantage of its high vitamin content. (“Buchu” means garlic chive. “Namul” means vegetarian side dish.) It is a very simple side dish that can complement pretty much anything. And it is exceptionally good with heavy meat dishes to balance out the gamey smell and taste. You can also add it to bibimbap.

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9 ozBuchu, Garlic Chive 부추
2 tspGochugaru, Korean Hot Pepper Flakes 고추가루
1 tspSoy Sauce (regular) 왜간장
1 tspAnchovy Fish Sauce 멸치액젓
½ tspSalt 소금
1 tspSesame Oil 참기름
1 tspGarlic (minced) 다진 마늘
1 tbsChopped Green Onion 다진파
½ tspSesame Seeds 깨

Optional Ingredients and Substitutions
Meolchi Jeot (anchovy fish sauce) can be replaced with salt or soy sauce.
The amounts of meolchi jeot, salt and soy sauce may vary depending on the brand and your preference. Add gradually as you taste it.

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1. Cut off roots

Cut the roots off of 250g of buchu (garlic chives).

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  • 200g Korean radish

2. Wash

Wash buchu thoroughly twice under running water and drain water in a strainer. If you want to use it immediately, remove excess water with paper towel.

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Wash buchu


3. Cut

Cut buchu into 2” (or 5 cm) pieces. Chop ½ green onion and mince 2 cloves of garlic.

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Cut buchu into

2” (or 5 cm)

Chop ½ green onion

Mince 2 cloves garlic

4. Season

In a large bowl, season buchu with 2 teaspoons of gochugaru (red chili flakes), 1 teaspoon of soy sauce, 1 teaspoon of anchovy fish sauce, 1 teaspoon of sesame oil, ½ teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of minced garlic and ½ teaspoon of sesame seeds.

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Mix buchu with

  • 2 tsp gochugaru
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp anchovy fish sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp sesame seeds

5. Serve

Serve on a side dish plate. Enjoy!

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