Everyone knows about Korean BBQ and Korean food in general. However, amazing side dishes are what makes Korean food extra special. Korean side dishes (Banchan) are an essential part of any Korean meal. They are not just for decoration or even appetizers. They are eaten with your main course along with rice and soup. We have selected the best Korean side dishes that everyone needs to try when visiting Korea. So take a break from Korean fried chicken and beer and try some Korean side. Best of all most, of these side dishes, are vegan and can be enjoyed all year round.