Broccoli Namul Recipe (Korean Style)

Broccoli Namul

This Broccoli Namul recipe is ridiculously easy to make but extremely tasty and addictive. Once you start eating it, you cannot stop! Namul is a Korean word that refers to vegetables that are seasoned with herbs. For example, spring vegetables are called Bom-namul.

So for this dish, I use Broccoli and cook in this Namul style, so I call it Broccoli Namul. Fun fact: on the day of Daeboreum, the first full moon of the year, Koreans eat Boreum-namul with five-grain rice.

This is a perfect side dish that goes with just about anything. You can pair it with chicken, steak, grilled fish, etc. And the nice thing is, it’s very easy to make!

It’s so addictive, that you will struggle to avoid eating it all before you serve it to the table. You just can’t stop tasting it while you are making it. So be sure to practice self-control and have a strong mind and try the challenge of keeping this dish around until you actually sit down to eat your meal with others. 😉

Broccoli Namul

Broccoli Namul

My broccoli Namul dish, which is easy to make and highly addictive. You can easily make this with ingredients you have in your kitchen.
It's perfect for a side dish or to include in your Japanese Bento!
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2 people


  • Mixing Bowl (Medium)


  • 1/2 Broccoli
  • 2 tsp Sesame Oil Roasted/Toasted
  • Sea Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp White Sesame Seeds (Roasted)


  • Measure and prepare all ingredients
  • Boil enough water in a pot for boiling broccoli
    Deep pan on gas stove
  • Cut broccoli into small pieces (refer to picture)
    Broccoli Small Pieces
  • Add sesame seeds, sesame oil, and garlic powder into a medium bowl and mix well
  • Once the water starts boiling, add salt (about 5 shakes) and place broccoli in the pot and boil for 2 minutes
    Broccoli in Water in Deep Pan
  • Drain the broccoli into a strainer (throughly drain water)
    Broccoli in strainer
  • Add the broccoli to the bowl with the mixed ingredients. Mix well.
    Broccoli Namul
  • いただきます – Ita-daki-masu! – A Japanese greeting, which is said right before you eat. It means "thank you for the food!"
Keyword Broccoli, Garlic, Garlic Powder, Japanese, Namul, Organic, Sesame oil

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