Maneuljjong-Bokkeum , (Sauteed Garlic Stems)

Another popular ban chan dish from my Korean Restaurant days.


3/4 pound fresh garlic stems

1 tablespoon blended sesame/soy bean oil or vegetable oil

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon soy sauce

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cloves cloves garlic

1 teaspoon rice wine

1 teaspoon pure toasted sesame oil

1 teaspoon sesame seeds


  • Preparation
    • Wash garlic stems in cold water and drain well.
    • Cut stems into one inch lengths.
    • Thin slice the garlic cloves from top to bottom
  • Cooking
    • Heat a pan over high heat then add oil.
    • Add garlic stems and stir fry until tender, three to four minutes.
    • Add soy sauce, sugar, rice wine, and salt and cook for an additional one to two minutes.
    • Add sliced garlic and sesame oil and cook for 30 seconds to one minute.
    • Transfer to serving dish and garnish with sesame seeds.