Sunday, May 22, 2011

Korean Scallion Salad (Pa-Muchim)

This scallion salad is usually served along side Korean barbeque in a Korean restaurant.  You can wrap this and the barbeque meat in a green lettuce leaf and eat it together.  I made this to serve it with my Hanainese chicken because I thought it would go well together with the ginger sauce and chili.  This scallion salad was indeed delicious and it would pair well with any meat dishes.

I think it is best to make this on the day you want to serve it and finish it in the same day.

I adapted this recipe from a Korean cookbook that I borrowed from my local library in which I forgot to copy down the title of the book.  It is a cookbook featured Korean chefs in Korean restaurants around LA, California.


  • 5 scallions
  • 1 tsp. red pepper powder
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds


Wash each scallion and pat dry with paper towel.  Trim both ends of each scallion, then cut into 3-inch pieces and then finely cut again lengthwise (scallions are very slippery, so use caution while cutting).  Put the scallions in a bowl and add red pepper powder, garlic, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil. and sesame seeds, and toss to mix.  Transfer to a serving plate.


Belinda @zomppa said...

Love the flavor of stir-fried scallions!

daphne said...

I would have never thought of using scallion in a salad. I can see why the ginger can go so well with the chicken rice! Good pairing.

Unknown said...

when i was younger, this would be my nightmare (hated scallion with a passion), but now...i think i might like it :D heheheh

JOYCE said...

Thank you very much for this receipe as I have been looking for it for a very long time. Each time I visit a Korean Rest I would request for them. Will definitely try this at home.

Smoky Wok (formerly Tastes of Home) said...

Love easy banchans like these :) Looks delicious!

tigerfish said...

Me too! Never thought of using scallions this way.

pigpigscorner said...

Looks so delicious! This is great with grilled meats!

chopinandmysaucepan said...

We just had Korean last night and had a banchan dish that looks really similar to this!

Babe_KL said...

sounds simple and I love scallion

Unknown said...

If there are any leftovers, they'd be very tasty in some bibimbap.

Allie {A Teaspoon Of LIFE} said...

Goodness. This sounds delicious! Great idea!!
Glad I found your blog today :)