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What to Serve with Korean Tacos? 12 BEST Side Dishes

Okay, so we’re all about Korean tacos now. They’re a great mix of spicy, sweet, and savory. Seriously, who can resist?

But what do we serve with Korean tacos to make the meal epic? We’ve got some tasty ideas up our sleeves. Picture it: our table brimming with complementary dishes that harmonize and give us that “wow factor.”

We’re not talking anything fancy or complicated. Just simple, delicious sides that make our tacos shine. Ready to make your Korean taco night unforgettable? Let’s roll!

Top 12 Side Dishes for Korean Tacos

Here are 12 simple and tasty side dish ideas to serve with your Korean tacos:

DishMain IngredientsFlavor ProfileDifficultyPrep Time
Kimchi SlawCabbage, Carrots, KimchiSpicy, TangyEasy15 mins
Spicy Cucumber SaladCucumbers, Gochujang, Rice VinegarSpicy, RefreshingEasy20 mins
Gochujang Roasted Sweet PotatoesSweet Potatoes, Gochujang, HoneySweet, SpicyEasy40 mins
Sesame Garlic BroccoliBroccoli, Sesame Oil, GarlicSavory, NuttyEasy25 mins
Miso Glazed CarrotsCarrots, Miso Paste, HoneyUmami, SweetEasy30 mins
Scallion PancakesScallions, Flour, EggsSavory, CrispyModerate30 mins
JapchaeSweet Potato Noodles, Vegetables, Soy SauceSweet, SavoryModerate45 mins
Pickled RadishRadish, Rice Vinegar, SugarTangy, CrunchyEasy30 mins
Ginger Soy EdamameEdamame, Soy Sauce, GingerSavory, UmamiEasy20 mins
Korean Corn SaladCorn, Gochujang, Sesame OilSweet, SpicyEasy25 mins
Crispy Tofu BitesTofu, Cornstarch, Soy SauceCrispy, SavoryModerate35 mins
Coconut Lime RiceRice, Coconut Milk, LimeCreamy, TangyEasy30 mins

1 – Kimchi Slaw

Okay, so we have Kimchi Slaw. Think crunchy, spicy, and tangy. Perfect with our Korean tacos.

This side dish is made from shredded cabbage, carrots, and spicy fermented kimchi. We use rice vinegar for that extra tang.

We love the spice kick it adds. It’s refreshing and balances the rich flavors of the tacos.

2 – Spicy Cucumber Salad

We love this side dish’s crunch and fresh kick. It’s made with sliced cucumbers, a sprinkle of sesame seeds, and a splash of rice vinegar.

The red pepper flakes and soy sauce add just the right heat and depth. The flavors are light but bold enough to stand up to Korean tacos.

It’s quick to throw together and always tastes amazing.

3 – Gochujang Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Sweet, spicy, and just a little bit addictive, these roasted sweet potatoes are our go-to side for Korean tacos. We coat chunks of sweet potato in olive oil and gochujang.

Expect a crispy exterior and soft, creamy inside. The gochujang gives it a smoky, sweet, and spicy kick. Simple preparation, amazing flavors. They balance perfectly with the boldness of the tacos, making every bite pure joy and flavor explosion.

If you love sweet potatoes, you have to try them this way. It’s a game-changer for your taco nights.

4 – Sesame Garlic Broccoli

We can’t get enough of Sesame Garlic Broccoli! It’s crisp, garlicky, and nutty. This side dish starts with fresh broccoli florets.

We toss them in olive oil, minced garlic, and soy sauce. Then we sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on top.

Quick to prepare, it brings a punch of flavor. Perfectly balances with Korean tacos.

Roast until the edges are crispy for the best texture. It’s a no-brainer.

5 – Miso Glazed Carrots

We love Miso Glazed Carrots. Sweet, salty, and umami in every bite.

Ingredients: fresh carrots, white miso paste, soy sauce, ginger, honey, sesame oil.

Caramelized on the outside, tender on the inside. The miso glaze adds a deep, savory richness that pairs well with the natural sweetness of the carrots. Simple, tasty, and unforgettable.

Use baby carrots for quicker cooking and better presentation.

6 – Scallion Pancakes

Scallion Pancakes are crispy, savory, and absolutely addictive. We blend scallions, flour, salt, and water to form a dough, then pan-fry until golden. It’s all about that crisp exterior and soft, flavorful inside.

We adore how the scallions bring a mild oniony flavor. And the best part? They complement the spice of our Korean tacos effortlessly.

7 – Japchae

These sweet potato noodles have a chewy texture we love. Made with soy sauce, sesame oil, and a touch of sugar, they’re slightly sweet and savory. We toss in carrots, spinach, and mushrooms.

The flavors are balanced, nutty, and a bit sweet. Perfect with our spicy Korean tacos. A little chili paste adds a nice kick.

8 – Pickled Radish

Pickled Radish is crunchy, tangy, and refreshing, these radishes are a favorite of ours.

We slice radishes thin and soak them in a vinegar, sugar, and salt solution.

The result is crisp and mouth-puckering. It pairs brilliantly with the bold flavors of Korean tacos.

Quick, no-cook, and utterly delicious!

9 – Ginger Soy Edamame

Ginger Soy Edamame is our snack-time favorite. Lightly steamed edamame tossed with fresh ginger and a splash of soy sauce. The ginger adds a zing while the soy sauce gives depth to each bite.

Perfect texture; soft inside, slightly resistant outside.

Fresh taste meets umami goodness. A handful is never enough! Serve warm for maximum flavor.

10 – Korean Corn Salad

Korean Corn Salad is sweet, creamy, and slightly tangy. It’s the ideal sidekick for our savory tacos. We use fresh corn, mayo, and a hint of lemon juice. Toss in some chopped cilantro and green onions for extra freshness.

Flavors meld together beautifully. It’s both refreshing and indulgent. Corn’s sweetness and the creaminess make us come back for seconds.

11 – Crispy Tofu Bites

Crispy Tofu Bites are the satisfying crunch we’ve been missing. We toss tofu in cornstarch and fry until golden and crispy.

Season with soy sauce, garlic powder, and a pinch of salt. Each bite is crunchy outside, soft inside.

It’s a perfect textural contrast to our Korean tacos. Flavorful, simple, and irresistible.

12 – Coconut Lime Rice

We’re all about Coconut Lime Rice for a zesty twist. Fluffy, fragrant, and citrusy. Cooked with coconut milk, a splash of lime juice, and zest.

The coconut milk adds creaminess; the lime gives a fresh, tangy pop. Perfect counterbalance to spice-heavy tacos.

Use jasmine rice for the best texture. A sprinkle of chopped cilantro seals the deal.