What to Serve With Korean Beef: 20 Best Side Dishes

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Korean beef is a delicious and flavorful dish that's perfect for a hearty and satisfying meal.

However, figuring out what to serve with it can be a bit tricky. If you're looking for some inspiration to elevate your Korean beef to the next level, you're in the right place. In this post, you will find 20 tasty options for a perfect meal.

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The best side dishes to serve with Korean beef are fried rice, cilantro lime rice, quinoa salad, macaroni salad, Brussels sprouts, charro beans, broccoli, stuffed peppers, zucchini noodles, spaghetti squash, spicy cucumber salad, kimchi fried rice, Korean green salad, bao buns,  and radish salad. 

Now, let’s get cooking!

20 Korean Beef Sides

1. Fried Rice

Fried rice

Korean beef tastes great with fried rice, which is light, healthy, and satisfying. You can add your favorite vegetables to make the best rice at home.

Make sure you use the tagged recipe for cooking rice, or otherwise, you may create a disaster. This crowd-pleaser dish is also a great option to serve during parties or gatherings.

2. Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice

Cook a feast by cooking Korean beef and cilantro lime rice together. This rice is an excellent side dish with a slightly savory and tangy flavor. It is also wholesome and can enjoy during summer lunches or winter dinner plans.

To make this rice dish, you need garlic powder, cilantro, whole-grain rice, and fresh lime juice as your primary ingredients. For all the instructions, follow the recipe properly.

3. Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

Here is another amazing side dish to serve with quinoa salad. To make this salad, you need ingredients like quinoa, water, salt, olive oil, onion, Brussels sprouts, lemon juice, apple, and paprika. All these ingredients give the salad the perfect taste and texture.

Prepare a big bowl of this salad, as it finishes quite quickly.

4. Macaroni Salad

Macaroni Salad

If you want to feed Korean beef to children or the picky eaters in your family, we recommend serving it with macaroni salad. This salad is creamy and tasty, two qualities that most people can't ignore.

While we suggest you follow the recipe strictly, you can amendments according to your tastebuds. For instance, if you want the salad to be spicy, just sprinkle some red chili flakes on top.

5. Brussels Sprouts

Brussel sprouts

You can also serve Korean beef with these amazing and nutritious Brussels sprouts. To cook them, you require just a few ingredients like brussels sprouts, garlic, butter, dijon mustard, and vegetable broth. For seasoning, you can use black pepper and salt.

Cook these sprouts to impress your guests with your cooking skills.

6.  Charro Beans

Charro Beans

Elevate your food experience by serving these beans with Korean beef. Charro beans taste quite good and healthy. Even a small serving can make you feel full instantly.

To make this side dish, you will have to stock some essential ingredients. For instance, you need boiled beans, bacon, onion, garlic, thyme, salt, and cumin powder. Read the recipe card to find everything you need to cook charro beans at home.

7. Broccoli


Have you ever tried eating broccoli? This vegetable contains amazing nutrients and is one of the most beneficial food. It can be enjoyed with a variety of dishes, including Korean beef.

Boil some broccoli at home and season it with salt and pepper. You can also season it with Italian herbs and sauces to make the vegetable more interesting.

Once it is soft and cooked, serve it with Korean beef. This way, you can also feed it to your children.

8.  Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers

We like having this beef dish with stuffed peppers. This is an easy dish that features bell peppers stuffed with many ingredients.

While the stuffing can be customized according to your taste, we recommend you follow the recipe card. In the recipe, the expert has used cooked rice, mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and some spices and herbs to cook a feast.

These stuffed peppers are addictive and worth having at dinner or lunch.

9. Zucchini Noodles

Zucchini noodles

If you are bored of having traditional noodles, give them a twist and prepare zucchini noodles instead. These are healthy and rich in nutrients. Besides, these noodles taste great with Korean beef and taste quite wholesome.

10.  Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash

If you are in the mood to experiment, we suggest serving Korean beef with spaghetti squash. It is an ideal substitute for pasta and has many health benefits.

You only need salt and black pepper to season the squash and create a mild taste. Then serve the squash with your beef dish and enjoy the amazing flavors.

The good thing about this side dish is that it maintains the flavor of the beef without overpowering it with its own flavor.

11. Spicy Cucumber Salad

Spicy Cucumber Salad

On the next spot, we have the delicious and mouthwatering spicy cucumber salad. It is a refreshing and crispy salad with ingredients like soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, green onions, sesame oil, sesame seeds, and spicy chili oil.

Use the recipe card and follow all the mentioned ingredients. Then, when the salad is ready, serve it with your favorite Korean beef and enjoy the various flavors.

12. Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi Fried Rice

You can have plain fried rice with Korean beef. However, if you want to add authenticity to your food, serve kimchi fried rice instead.

So, what is this dish? This easy dish features stir-fried rice and kimchi mixed with juicy kimchi and bacon. The bacon used has a smoky flavor, enhancing the aroma and taste of the dish.

Jump to the recipe and create this flavorful side dish at home.

13. Korean Green Salad

Korean Green salad

Do you want to create an excellent Korean meal? If yes, pair Korean beef with this green salad.

So, how to make this salad? It is simple. You need mixed green salad, apples, cucumber, red onions, and sesame seeds. Prepare the dressing using soy sauce, sugar, rice vinegar, fish sauce, and chili flakes.

This is a chili salad but perfect to go with your main dish.

14. Bao Buns

Bao buns

Bao buns are made of wheat flour and are mostly steamed. You can also bake them, but we recommend steaming them above everything else.

These buns are soft and delicious. They have a mild flavor, making them perfect to pair with Korean beef. You can fill them with this beef dish and enjoy them with Korean sauce.

15. Pickled Carrots

Pickled Carrots

Elevate your tastebuds and give them a taste of pickled carrots with Korean beef. We love this combination and believe that you would too.

Use the tagged recipe to prepare pickled carrots within a few hours.

16.  Braised Potatoes

Braised Potatoes

Have you ever cooked braised potatoes? If not, we recommend you try this amazing recipe.

Braised potatoes taste great with Korean beef and can be made easily within a few steps. To ace this dish, you need butter, potatoes, onion, garlic, thyme, salt, and black pepper.

17.  Boiled Noodles

Boiled Noodles

Boiled noodles taste great with Korean beef. However, many people don't know how to cook them. To prepare noodles, you must follow a technique to avoid disaster.

Once the noodles are ready, create a bed of these on a plate and layer them with Korean beef.

18.  Fried Egg

Fried Egg

Koreans love fried eggs, which can be paired with your beef dish. Korean beef tastes great with egg yolk and is a simple dish for a weekday meal.

If you don't know how to fry an egg, follow the steps shared in the tagged recipe.

19. Asian Pear Slaw

Asian Pear Slaw

This slaw is perfect to pair with Korean beef during summer. It contains red onions, salt, pear, mango, lime, rice vinegar, mint, and pepper. This is a refreshing salad and slightly chili, but it pairs well with the whole dish.

20.  Radish Salad

Radish Salad

Make this amazing salad to impress your family and friends. With just a few ingredients, radish salad can help you keep full for long hours and pair well with Korean beef.

Final Takeaway

Korean beef is an exotic dish, so enjoy it with a side dish that complements its flavor. We have shared a list of 20 side dishes in this article. Pick your favorite and enjoy a memorable meal.

20 Side Dishes For Korean Beef 

  1. Fried rice
  2. Cilantro lime rice
  3. Quinoa salad
  4. Macaroni salad
  5. Brussels sprouts
  6. Charro beans
  7. Broccoli
  8. Stuffed peppers
  9. Zucchini noodles
  10. Spaghetti squash
  11. Spicy cucumber salad
  12. Kimchi fried rice
  13. Korean green salad
  14. Bao buns
  15. Pickled carrots
  16. Braised potatoes
  17. Boiled noodles
  18. Fried egg
  19. Asian pear slaw
  20. Radish salad

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What To Serve With Korean beef

If you like Korean food, you will love this recipe. Pair Korean beef with delicious sides and enjoy a wonderful meal.
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Course: dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: Korean Beef
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Corrie


  • 1 Korean beef


  • Make the best Korean beef at home.
  • Make a side dish from the list above. You can eat Korean beef with fried rice, Kimchi fried rice, spicy cucumber salad, Brussels sprouts, boiled noodles, Asian pear salad, radish salad, quinoa salad, broccoli, bao buns, pickled carrots, stuffed peppers, zucchini noodles and spaghetti squash.
  • Serve and enjoy a delicious meal 🙂
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