The Korean fern brake side dish GoSaRi NaMul is one of the most common Korean holiday side dishes. You can make this anytime you want, but usually in Korea we eat this during the holidays, such as Lunar New Year (SeolNal) or Korean thanksgiving (ChuSeok). This dish doesn’t need many ingredients, which means the main flavor comes from the fern brake. It has a soft texture and it is a little chewy with a unique flavor that is good. You can use this for your bibimbap also.
Yield: 1 Quart
Short Korean Lesson
- Unni (언니) = Older Sister (Used by Females)
- Oppa (오빠) = Older Brother (Used by Females)
- 2 Handfuls Dried Fern Brake (2oz)
- ½ Medium Size Onion
- 2½ Tbsp Soup Soy Sauce
- 1½ Tbsp Minced Garlic
- 2 Tbsp Oil (Canola or Vegetable)
- ½ tsp Sesame Oil (Optional)
- 1 tsp Sugar
- 3 Tbsp Water
Soak 2 handfuls (2oz) of dried fern brake in water for about 5 to 6 hours, or overnight for the best results.
After soaking, the fern brake will be bigger and softer. However depending on how dry the fern brake is, it still might not be soft enough to cook.
If it is still tough after you soaking it, boil the pieces for about 10 to 15 minutes on high.
Cut ½ of an onion into ¼-inch pieces.
Drain the water from the boiled fern brake. In a pan, add the fern brake and some of the seasoning ingredients: 2½ Tbsp, 2 Tbsp of oil, 1 tsp of sugar, and 3 Tbsp of water. Fry for 3 minutes on high.
Add the onion and 1½ Tbsp of minced garlic. Fry for 10 more minutes on medium-high.
When it is almost cooked, add ½ tsp of sesame oil. It is optional.
It is done. Woohoo~ another delicious side dish~ hehe