Spicy, Sweet, and Sour Daikon Namul

Spicy, Sweet, and Sour Daikon Namul

Daikon radish namul (Korean-style side dish) with a sweet-and-sour accent is an essential topping for our family's bibimbap (Korean mixed rice).

Ingredients: 4 servings

Daikon radish
Green onions (finely chopped)
a little
Garlic (grated) Recipe ID: 2322784
1 clove
2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon
Red chili pepper powder
1/2-1 tablespoon
Toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon
Sesame oil
1 teaspoon
Water (as needed)
1-3 tablespoons


1. Peel the daikon radish and julienne.
2. Add the garlic, vinegar, sugar, powdered red chili pepper and the roasted sesame seeds, and mix well as in rubbing in the seasonings. Set it aside until the flavors settle.
3. Once the moisture starts to come out of the daikon radish, adjust the taste. If it is too sour, add some water. Add the chopped green onions and sesame oil, mix well, and it is done.
4. Stir-fried Daikon radish namul! (Recipe ID: 2322775)
5. 8-vegetable topping bibimbap (Recipe ID: 2344003)

Story Behind this Recipe

This is the namul that has always been on the bibimbap my mother makes since I was a child. Its spicy, sweet, and sour taste is perfect as a side dish as well! I always have it ready when we are having yakiniku (Korean barbecue).