3 Quick Korean Side Dishes in under 10 minutes!

3 Quick and Easy side dishes that goes great with any Korean meal. Two dishes are vegan and all are gluten free. Great last minute side dish ideas for a busy cook. Healthy, simple and delicious.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Korean
Keyword banchan, quick, simple
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 216kcal
Author JinJoo Lee


Pan-Roasted Mushrooms

  • 1 pint pack of white or brown mushrooms
  • 1 Tbs sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt (your best tasting one)

Avocado with Wasabi Soy Sauce

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 Tbs Jin Ganjang (Dark Soy Sauce)
  • 1 tsp wasabi (from tube or the real stuff)
  • black sesame seeds (optional)

Pan-fried Egg Tofu

  • 8 oz (1/2 pack) of extra firm tofu
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbs oil
  • 2 Tbs soy sauce (Jin Ganjang)
  • 1 Tbs rice vinegar or white/apple cider vinegar
  • sesame seeds


  • Make all the dipping sauces - sesame oil and salt, soy sauce and wasabi, soy sauce and vinegar
  • Clean mushrooms and break off stems from each mushroom, just leaving the cap.
  • Heat a frying pan on medium heat and put the mushroom caps in the pan.
  • Cook for 4 min and then lower heat to medium low and cook another 4-6 min until mushrooms are cooked and juice collects inside the cap. Serve with sesame oil and salt.
  • Peel and cut avocado into slices and sprinkle with black sesame seeds. Serve with wasabi soy sauce.
  • Beat 1 egg in a bowl.
  • Cut tofu into bite size rectangles and coat with egg mixture.
  • Heat frying pan with 1 Tbs oil on medium high heat.
  • Cook egg coated tofu in pan - 1-2 min. on each side or until eggs are cooked golden brown.
  • Serve tofu with vinegar soy sauce.


Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 352mg | Potassium: 876mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 5.2mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1.6mg