Easy bibim mandu (Korean potsticker salad) recipe! It’s sweet, spicy and crunchy. It’s a perfect crowd pleaser!
Today I’m sharing a popular Korean appetizer called “bibim mandu” (비빔만두) aka Korean potsticker salad.
What is Bibim Mandu
The direct translation of bibim mandu is “mixed dumplings” or “mixed potstickers”. (Much like the famous Korean bibimbap is “mixed rice”)
Essentially, the pan fried potstickers are mixed with salad and specially made mandu bibim sauce.
This Korean potsticker salad is one of my favorite Korean dishes because it has everything I like.
The texture is crunchy (from the salad and pan fried potstickers) and they are coated with super addictive sweet, tangy and spicy sauce. Who would say no to that?!
I’m pretty certain that it will blow your mind away too! 😉
What’s more, it is a perfect appetizer when you’re looking for a quick and easy but feel special food. So I think it will be well received as a potluck party food.
The only problem there would be, you wouldn’t want to share the food with others. Lol.
Yes, it’s that delicious! I really hope you get to try this soon. It will brighten up your day! Enjoy.
Ingredients for Bibim Mandu, Serves 3 to 4 as an appetizer
- 14 pieces (180g, 5 ounces) of Korean frozen dumplings (Mandu, 만두), thawed
- 4 lettuce leaves (40g, 1.4 ounces) – thinly sliced
- 1/2 leaves (35g, 1.2 ounces) of small cabbage – thinly sliced
- 1/2 (65g, 2.3 ounces) large cucumber – peeled, seed removed, julienned
- 1/2 (25g, 0.9 ounces) small carrot – peeled, julienned
- Some cooking oil
Sweet and Spicy Dressing
* 1 Tbsp = 15 ml
**If you want to learn more about Korean ingredients, check my 30 essential Korean cooking ingredients list!
How to Make Bibim Mandu (Korean Potsticker Salad)
1. Clean/wash all the vegetables and prepare them as directed in the above ingredients section. Then set aside.
2. Prepare the dressing by mixing the listed ingredients in a bowl.
3. Heat the pan, add some oil and spread it around the pan. Place the dumplings on the pan and cook them until they are cooked through, about 5 mins. Set aside.
4. Combine the vegetables, dumplings and the dressing in a large mixing bowl then mix well. Serve. (Mixing should be done just before you are ready to eat. Otherwise, your vegetables and dumplings won’t be as crunchy.)