MuSaengChae is a Korean radish side dish. Koreans serve this with rice, different kinds of Korean soup, and other side dishes for our daily meals. The flavor is a little spicy, sour, and sweet. Try this simple Korean side dish for your supper. 😉
Yield: 1 Quart
Short Korean Lesson
- HahNeul (하늘) = Sky
- GuReum (구름) = Cloud
- 4 Cups (15 oz) Korean Radish
- ½ Tbsp Red Hot Pepper (Optional)
- ⅓ Onion
- ½ Tbsp Sea Salt
- 2 Tbsp Red Pepper Powder
- 1½ Tbsp Brown Rice Vinegar or Apple Vinegar
- 1½ Tbsp Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds
- ½ Tbsp Minced Garlic
- ¼ tsp Salt
Cut 4 cups of Korean radish (or Daikon) thinly.
Mix in ½ Tbsp of salt. Leave it set for 3 minutes.
Slice ⅓ of an onion very thinly and cut the hot pepper.
Rinse the radish in cold water twice. Drain the water and set it aside.
In a large bowl, add the radish, onion, and the pepper. Add the all the ingredients for the seasoning: 2 Tbsp red pepper powder, 1½ Tbsp vinegar, 1½ Tbsp sugar, 1 Tbsp sesame seeds, ½ Tbsp minced garlic, and ¼ tsp salt.
Mix until everything is blended together.
You can serve this right after you make it, or keep it in the refrigerator and serve it whenever you want. 🙂