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Popular Korean Side Dish Dried Squid with Gochujang Sauce recipe

Updated: May 29, 2023

Sliced dried squid with Gochujang sauce is one of my favorite Korean side dishes.

When I was young, I could easily finish one or two bowls of rice just with this side dish.

It has a bit of a spicy and sweet taste and it is chewy as well. It is simply perfect with rice.

Again, it is so simple (well, I guess what isn't simple when you know the method.) but it is literally easy once you have the ready-made Gochujang sauce.

*If you are not sure about the Gochujang Sauce, please click the link from the bottom of the page.

This side dish is called 오징어채 (o-jing-eo-chae) in Korean.

오징어 O-jing-eo means Squid.

(You know Squid Game? it is called 오징어 게임 : o-jing-eo-game in Korean.)

Sliced dried squid is usually available at Korean grocery stores.

For today's recipe, I got a bag of 200g.


Dried Squid 200g

Minced Garlic 1 tsp

Chopped spring onions 1 TSP

Sesame oil 2 TSP

Honey 2TSP

Dried Squid with Gochujang Sauce Recipe

First, prepare the dried squid by cutting them into bite-sized pieces.

I find it easier to pick and eat the desired amount this way. You can use a knife but as the sliced squid is hard, I recommend using a pair of kitchen scissors, if you have them.

  1. Put the dried squid in a bowl.

  2. Then, add 1 tsp of minced garlic and 1 TSP of chopped spring onions.

  3. Next, add 2 -3 TSP of Goghujang sauce, 2 TSP of honey and 2 TSP of sesame oil.

  4. Mix them well and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.

  5. Store in a container with a tight-fitting lid in the fridge.

*I used my pre-minced frozen garlic and spring onions.

When something is so delicious that you eat rice a lot without evening realizing it, we say it is 밥도둑 (bap doduk).

밥 (bap) means rice and 도둑 (doduk) means theif.

A direct translation is "rice thief," and you say that because that particular side dish makes the rice disappear so quickly.

Here is a simple 30-second video that demonstrates how to make the 'rice thief' side dish!

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