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What is your favorite korean side dish [ panchan / banchan]?

any one have any unusual side dishes at their favorite korean restaurant?

I like daikon kimchee.

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    1. re: Dommy

      Me too! That and the blanched spinach in sesame oil with sesame seeds. So simple, but so good! They get the texture just right.

    2. I'm partial to the julienne potato salad type panchan. My SO likes the garlic stems. It's all pretty wonderful, however.

      1. I don't think I have any one particular dish. I think you need around a dozen at a time, so the different flavors and textures can play off of each other during the meal.

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        1. re: JMF

          i agree! korean food is awesome because of the variety. but if i had to pick one...I really love the shittake mushrooms with zucchini (usually sauteed with garlic). yummy.

          1. Love kimchee, but I really love those tiny fried fish that I used to get at Sorabol Restaurant in Oakland if I was lucky.