Popular Korean Side Dish Dried Squid with Gochujang Sauce recipe
Updated: May 29
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
Gochujang Sauce 2-3 TSP
Sesame oil 2 TSP
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.
Put the dried squid in a bowl.
Then, add 1 tsp of minced garlic and 1 TSP of chopped spring onions.
Next, add 2 -3 TSP of Goghujang sauce, 2 TSP of honey and 2 TSP of sesame oil.
Mix them well and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
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!