A bowl of stir-fried garlic chives with walnuts
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Maneuljjong Bokkeum (Stir-fried Garlic Scapes)

A quick and easy Korean banchan (side dish) made with spring garlic scapes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: garlic scapes, soy sauce, stir-fry
Servings: 4
Author: Hyosun


  • 10 ounces garlic scapes maneuljjong
  • 1/2 cup shelled walnuts broken into quarters -- optional
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil

For the sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon oligodang or corn syrup or more sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds


  • Rinse and cut the garlic scapes into 2-inch lengths. Mix the first four sauce ingredients well together, and set aside.
    cutting garlic scapes into bite sized pieces
  • In a heated pan over medium low heat, roast the optional walnuts for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the pan.
    stir-frying walnuts in a pan
  • Add a tablespoon of oil to the pan, and increase the heat to medium high. Sauté the scapes for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
    stir-frying garlic scapes in a pan
  • Reduce the heat to medium low. Return the walnuts to the pan, and pour the sauce into the pan. Cook until the garlic scapes are tender and the sauce is almost gone, about 2 - 3 minutes.
    stir-frying garlic scapes in a sauce
  • Add the oligodang (or corn syrup), and stir well. Finish with the sesame oil and sesame seeds.