Hobak Bokkeum (Stir-fried Zucchini)

One of my favorite summertime side dishes (banchan, 반찬) is this stir-fried zucchini! It tastes great with fresh summer zucchini.

It pairs beautifully with any Korean meal, naturally, but particularly with meat dishes like bibimbap, bulgogi, galbi, or jeyuk bokkeum.

When fresh squash is in season, I prefer to create this meal with Korean zucchini called aehobak (애호박). I grow a consistent supply in my garden

Any kind of zucchini, though, including black beauty and grey zucchini, can be used to make this recipe.

If you have leftover saeujeot from making kimchi, keep it in the freezer in a freezer bag.


It won’t freeze because of the high level of salt content, but will keep well for a long time.

You can keep this zucchini side dish in the fridge for up to 4 days if it lasts that long.