The Most Delicious Way to Eat This! Korean Pumpkin Namul

The Most Delicious Way to Eat This! Korean Pumpkin Namul

i recommend this spicy dish when you need a drinking snack or one more dish for dinner. It goes well with a bowl of rice or beer! Korean pumpkin is a summer squash rather like a large zucchini.

Ingredients: 1 medium bowl full

Korean pumpkin
500 g
Sesame oil
3 tablespoons
Hot green chili peppers
1 clove
Beef dashida
1.5 teaspoons
Salt and pepper
a small amount


1. Use a large Korean pumpkin. I used 1/2 this time, and it weighed about 500 g.
2. Wash the Korean pumpkin very well, cut into half and scoop out the seeds and pith cleanly with a spoon.
3. Slice about 5 mm thick without peeling.
4. Finely chop the garlic and green chili peppers. If you touch the chili peppers with your bare hand, it will hurt as if you got burned, so I recommend wearing disposable gloves.
5. Put the sesame oil, garlic and green chili peppers in a frying pan and stir fry.
6. When the pan is very fragrant, add the sliced Korean pumpkin. Stir fry well. It will cook quite fast.
7. When the pumpkin slices are translucent, season with salt and pepper and Dashida. Adjust the amount of Dashida to taste.
8. Done! It's delicious when freshly made or chilled!

Story Behind this Recipe

I had some Korean pumpkin at a bar I go to regularly. It was a bit spicy, went well with beer and was delicious. I got a rough idea of the recipe, but modified the ingredient quantity and method myself. I've also gotten permission to post this recipe.