If love kimchi then there is no reason for you not to like this too. Musaengchae is a type of Korean banchan made with radish, gochugaru, garlic, ginger, fish sauce, sugar and sesame seeds. Like any Korean side dish, it goes perfect with any grilled meats.
If it comes to Korean food, people think there are not a lot of variety of dishes to choose from, even my ex-colleague who worked in Korea thinks this way. People who are not used to this cuisine may be limited only to the popular ones like Tteokbokki, Bulgogi, Korean Fried Chicken, Jjigae, Samgyupsal, Pajeon, Bibimbap and Japchae. Trust me there are more than that, in fact just their side dishes alone, there are countless varieties and the just known ones as listed by Taste Atlas, there were at least 43 variants, let alone the main dishes and snacks. We had posted several of these side dishes and today we are adding one to the list and its Musaengchae
This traditional side dish (banchan) from South Korea uses daikon radish as its key ingredient where it is peel and sliced into matchstick sized pieces, where it is seasoned with salt together with minced garlic, spring onions, vinegar, red pepper flakes (gochugaru), fish sauce and sugar. This banchan is good with any main dishes such as the Korean grilled meats but in Korea is served with bossam, a dish of boiled pork wrapped in napa cabbage. Flavours of this banchan can vary from sweet, mild and up to a spicy version. Although it almost looks similar to Kimchi this one has a fresher taste since it is not fermented, tastes almost similar to it will be a good substitute to Kimchi if you can’t find one.