A Guide To Banchan - Delicious Side Dishes Served with Korean BBQ

Sriracha.buzz | April 21, 2015

Shinsei Restaurant Dallas | Korean BBQ Tuesday

Shinsei Restaurant Dallas | Korean BBQ Tuesday

We thought sharing a little about the traditional side dishes called "banchan" that are served with Korean BBQ would enhance Tuesdays at Shinsei, when deliciousness is prepared in limited quantities each week.

If you've ever dined on Shinsei’s Korean BBQ, you're sure to have been served those tasty, complimentary sides. They are part of what makes this meal; welcome flavors that tickle the tongue with absolute delight allowing you to build your own palate pleasing flavor combinations.

These "side thingies" are actually called "banchan," which translates to "side dishes." According to Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee, author of Eating Korean, banchan are eaten at practically every meal in Korea -- it's considered any small food dish served alongside rice. And, she says, "banchan is always served in odd numbers, because even numbers are considered bad luck."

There are endless variations of banchan fare, kimchi and a seasonal vegetables will almost always make it to the table. While it would take a long time to learn every kind of banchan, below are eight dishes commonly served in the West.

If you haven't experienced Shinsei Korean BBQ, you haven't lived.
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