Food, Recipe

Spinach side dish(Sigeumchi-namul )

El & Mrs Eio were unwell for the past 2 weeks. One of the things they enjoyed doing together was watching Maangchi’s video. 

Mrs Eio’s thankful that El has already recovered & Mrs Eio can’t wait to try out Maangchi’s recipe to make Spinach side dish (Sigeumchi-namul ). You can refer to Maangchi’s blog below for her video & original recipe.​


Mrs Eio altered the recipe to her liking. She added fish sauce to this dish to enhance its flavour. Here’s Mrs Eio’s ingredients. 

  • 8 ounces spinach (Mrs Eio washed the spinach clean before blanching & rinsing.) 
  • 2 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 tsp of soy sauce
  • 3/4 tsp of fish sauce
  • 1½ tsp of sesame oil
  • 2-3 tsp of sesame seeds

Mrs Eio omitted the Korean dried shredded red pepper & green onion. 

Firstly, Mrs Eio roasted the roasted white sesame seed.    

She only used 2 tsp of sesame seeds so she kept the rest in an airtight container & store in fridge after it cools down. 


Wash the spinach to remove dirt & soil.    
Blanch the spinach for 1min.  
Rinse & cool the spinach with cool water. Squeeze out the excess water.    
Mrs Eio preferred to use a scissors to cut the spinach. She sterilized the scissors before cutting.  
Add minced garlic, sesame seeds, fish sauce, sesame oil & soya sauce.    

Instead of mixing the spinach with hands, Mrs Eio prefers to use chopsticks. 🙂 it’s really up to you.  

Yummy! Here’s the spinach side dish. Mr Eio loves it!   


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