Myeolchi-bokkeum – Stir Fried Anchovy

This is a sweet, salty, crunchy side dish that goes well with many Korean dishes. Another popular ban chan dish from my Korean Restaurant days


6 oz dried anchovies

1 Tbs blended sesame/soybean or vegetable oil

Stir fry sauce:

1 Tbs Kochujang *

2 tsp soy sauce

1 Tbs honey **

2 tsp water

2 cloves garlic, minced


1 small spring or green onion, finely chopped

  toasted sesame seed

  * Korean Red pepper(Chile) paste.

  ** May substitute: 1 tablespoon corn syrup or 1 tablespoon sugar or 1 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar.




Soak the anchovies in cold water for about fifteen minutes, then drain and pat dry.

Mix the sauce ingredients in a small bowl.


Pre-heat a medium stir fry pan on high heat then add the vegetable oil.

Reduce heat to medium and add the sauce.

Heat the sauce until it just begins to show bubbling, then add the anchovies and mix well.

Cook over medium low heat, stirring occasionally, until the liquid almost disappears.

Place on serving plate and garnish with green onion and a sprinkle of sesame seed.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Serving size: Approximately 2oz.

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Amounts Per Serving

Calories 59.6

Calories From Fat (45%) 27.09

Calories From Protein (8%) 4.77

Calories From Carbohydrates (47%) 27.74

Calories From Alcohol (0%) 0

% Daily Value

Total Fat 3.09g 5%

Saturated Fat 0.45g 2%

Monounsaturated Fat 0.83g

Polyunsaturated Fat 1.55g

Trans Fatty Acids 0.01g

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 213.91mg 9%

Potassium 98.27mg 3%

Total Carbohydrates 7.27g 2%

Fiber 2.03g 8%

Sugar 0.65g

Net Carbohydrates 5.24g

Protein 1.34g 3%

Vitamin A 29.57IU <1%

Vitamin C 23.07mg 38%

Calcium 36.11mg 4%

Iron 0.43mg 2%

Vitamin E 0.56mg 6%

Thiamin 0.06mg 4%

Riboflavin 0.06mg 4%

Niacin 0.22mg 1%

Vitamin B6 0.2mg 10%

Folate 59.23mcg 15%

Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%

Pantothenic Acid 0.17mg 2%

Vitamin K 29.97mcg 37%

Phosphorus 27.4mg 3%

Magnesium 11.1mg 3%

Zinc 0.25mg 2%

Copper 0.08mg 4%

Manganese 0.18mg 9%

Selenium 0.6mcg <1%

Alcohol 0g

Caffeine 0mg

Water 3.49g 0%

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