Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

A popular Korean side dish. Also used in dishes like japchae (noodles) and babimbap (rice mixed with red pepper paste and veggies)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring pot of lightly salted water to boil.
  2. Add spinach, remove as soon as leaves turn bright green (will shrink significantly).
  3. Immediately rinse with cold water.
  4. Drain and squeeze out as much water as possible (best to grab handful and squeeze like a ball) Place spinach in bowl with sauce mixture and toss well.


Most Helpful

We loved this! What a nice change from my normal way of fixing spinach. Low sodium soy sauce works fine and even frozen spinach (thawed and squeezed dry) works great too!

PotziNPanz April 22, 2009

When she says one POUND of spinach, she isn't kidding. If you're going the baby spinach route, like I did, purchase a bit more than what you think is a pound. It cooks down,and you'll want A LOT of this. Tasted exactly like the banchan you get at any korean bbq in k-town, los angeles. PERFECT!

Aly Can't Cook October 29, 2009

Excellent! I washed the spinach and stir-fried it, without oil, in my wok with just the residual water on the leaves to steam/stir-fry them. I drained the water by tipping the wok over the sink and using the back of a wooden spoon to press the leaves. Also, I left out the garlic and onions and decreased the sesame oil to 1 tsp. (a little of that goes a long way for our tastes). This was SO husband says it reminds him of one of his favorite Japanese dishes, Goma Ae (a good thing). Thanks for posting this recipe jelisa, it's a new favorite for us.

Hey Jude September 17, 2009

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