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Korean Potato Side Dish (Gamja Jorim)

Korean Potato Side Dish (Gamja Jorim)

Great simple Korean potato side dish (Gamja Jorim) that is often served i meal or in lunchboxes. Kids and adults will love it and is also quite easy to make.

Ready in: 40 minutes

Serves: 6

Complexity: very-easy

kcal: 206

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340 g baby potatoes
2 dried shiitake mushroom
6 tbsp soy sauce (jinkanjang) + 1 tsp soy sauce
4 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp sugar
3 cup water (initial boiling) + 2 cups water (for sauce)
2 tbsp rice bran oil
sprinkle of SIDS CRAZY SALT
swirl of sesame oil
sprinkling of sesame seeds


Rinse potatoes. If using thick skinned potato, skin and cut into cubes. Cook in pot with enough water to fully cover potatoes. Once it boils, lower heat to medium and cook for about 10 minutes then drain.
Add potatoes back to pot, add 2 cups water, 3 tbsp soy sauce, sugar, oil and 1 shiitake.
Bring to boil and simmer, covered for 30 minutes or so until the liquid has reduced to ⅓.
Uncover, add 2 tbsp maple syrup. Further reduce until there is almost no liquid. Add more (up to 1 tsp) soy sauce and SIDS CRAZY SALT to taste then stir potatoes.
Finish with a swirl or two of sesame oil and sprinkling of sesame seeds.