Are you wondering what to serve with Korean pork chops?
If so, you are in the right place!
I’m sharing 17 of my favorite side dishes to serve with Korean pork chops.
Whether you are looking for a vegetable side dish, a potato side dish, or a rice dish, there is sure to be something on this list that you’ll love.
Because as you know, finding the right pork chops side dishes can be hard.
So go ahead and give one (or all!) of these sides a try the next time you make Korean pork chops!
What to Serve with Korean Pork Chops?
Korean pork chops pair well with a variety of sides, including rice, noodles, vegetables, and salads. For a complete meal, you can serve the pork chops with steamed rice and a side of kimchi. If you want to keep things simple, you can just serve the pork chops with a side of steamed broccoli.
Still looking for ideas?
Then keep scrolling!
Here are 17 sides that go with Korean pork chops:
Egg Fried Rice
If you just want something easy and filling, this egg-fried rice is the way to go.
Speaking of rice, check out these Rice Sides for Pork Chops.
It’s packed with veggies and protein, and it comes together in just a few minutes.
Here are a few tips to make this dish even better:
- Soak the rice in water for 30 minutes before cooking to make it extra fluffy.
- Add some spice with a teaspoon of sriracha or a diced jalapeño.
- Make it cheesy with a sprinkle of shredded cheddar or Parmesan on top.
- Mix in some cooked chicken, shrimp, or tofu for extra protein.
- Stir in a handful of frozen peas or corn for extra color and sweetness.
Beef Lo Mein
Why not add some extra protein to your meal with this delicious beef lo mein recipe?
It’s packed with tender beef, crisp veggies, and chewy noodles in a savory sauce.
And the best part?
You can have it on the table in less than 30 minutes!
Here’s a tip: if you can’t find lo mein noodles, feel free to use any type of long noodle in their place. Spaghetti, linguine (see also this list of the best linguine recipes), and fettuccine all work well.
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General Tso’s Chicken
I couldn’t help but add this delicious recipe to the list!
This General Tso’s Chicken is a take-out favorite that you can easily make at home.
It’s crispy, slightly sweet, and has just the right amount of heat. Plus, it’s so much healthier (and cheaper!) than ordering in.
Here’s a tip: for extra crispy chicken, coat the pieces in cornstarch before frying.
Egg rolls are super popular as a side dish or appetizer, but they can also be a great way to use up leftover pork chops!
Just shred the meat and mix it with your favorite veggies, then stuff it into an egg roll wrapper and fry until crispy.
Serve with a dipping sauce like sweet and sour sauce, hoisin sauce, or Sriracha.
Pro tip: if you’re using pre-made egg roll wrappers, be sure to thaw them completely before using, otherwise they’ll tear when you try to roll them up.
How about a delicious soup to go with your pork chops? This wonton soup is not only easy to make, but it’s packed with flavor.
See Also: 46 Best Wonton Wrapper Recipes
Here’s a tip: if you’re short on time, you can use store-bought wonton wrappers instead of making them from scratch.
Just be sure to follow the cooking instructions on the package so they don’t get too mushy.
Chicken Noodle Soup
Here’s a classic American comfort food that goes great with Korean-style pork chops – chicken noodle soup!
This soup is so easy to make, and it’s the perfect way to use up any leftover chicken you might have.
Just cook up some noodles, shred the chicken, and add in your favorite veggies.
For an extra boost of flavor, add a tablespoon of gochujang (Korean chili paste) to the broth.
Grilled Corn on The Cob
Fire up that grill of yours and get ready for the best corn on the cob you’ve ever had!
This recipe is so simple, but the flavor is out of this world good.
The key is to grill the corn until it’s slightly charred all over.
The smoky flavor pairs perfectly with the Korean pork chops, and it’s sure to be a hit with your family and friends.
Here’s a tip: if you want to make this dish even more flavorful, try brushing the corn with a little bit of chili-lime sauce before grilling.
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Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Why not add some beautiful color to your plate with these roasted sweet potatoes?
Speaking of potatoes, check out these Potato Sides for Pork Chops.
They’re the perfect balance of savory and sweet, and they go so well with Korean pork chops.
And here’s a tip: if you want to make them even more delicious, try roasting them with a little bit of maple syrup.
While your grill is heating up, quickly blanch your asparagus in boiling water for two minutes.
This will help them cook evenly on the grill and prevent them from getting too crispy.
After grilling, I like to drizzle mine with a little bit of sesame oil and soy sauce for extra flavor.
If you want to get really fancy, you can top them with some crumbled feta or goat cheese.
Healthy Quinoa Salad
If you want something super healthy to serve alongside your Korean pork chops, this quinoa salad is the perfect option.
It’s packed with nutrient-rich veggies like kale, carrots, and red cabbage, and gets a little sweetness from raisins and a tangy dressing.
To make it even more flavorful, try adding in some toasted sesame seeds or sliced green onions.
And here’s a tip: if you’re short on time, you can use pre-cooked quinoa or even rice to make this salad even easier to throw together.
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Greece just gets it.
They understand how to create a perfect salad. Just the right mix of salty, sweet, acidic, and crunchy.
This salad is no exception and makes the perfect side dish for Korean pork chops.
Add some chopped up bacon to really take it over the top.
Southern Potato Salad
Sometimes, the simple things in life are the best things.
This Southern Potato Salad is the perfect example.
It’s a classic potato salad recipe that’s been passed down for generations, and it’s so good that it doesn’t need any frills.
The only tip I have for you is to make sure you use waxy potatoes like Yukon Golds or red potatoes.
They hold their shape better than starchy potatoes, so your salad will be nice and creamy, without falling apart.
Mexican Street Corn Salad
Mexican cuisine holds a special place in my heart, and this Mexican Street Corn Salad is one of my all-time favorite dishes.
It’s sweet, savory, and packed with flavor – not to mention, it’s beautiful to look at!
This dish is traditionally made with fresh corn off the cob, but I love using frozen corn for convenience.
Just be sure to thaw it completely before adding it to the salad.
One final tip: if you can’t find Cotija cheese, feta makes a great substitute.
Creamy Cucumber Salad
Anything creamy is always welcome next to Korean BBQ, and this cucumber salad hits the spot.
The cool, refreshing cucumbers are the perfect balance to the rich, savory pork chops.
And the best part? This salad comes together in just minutes with almost no effort required.
Just a few simple ingredients are all you need to make this delicious side dish.
Here’s a tip: for extra crunch and flavor, top with chopped peanuts or sesame seeds before serving.
Tomatoes add a fresh, bright flavor to any dish, and this tomato salad is no exception.
The perfect side to Korean pork chops, it’s also a great way to use up any extra tomatoes you have lying around.
Here’s a tip: for the best flavor, be sure to use ripe tomatoes. If they’re not quite there yet, let them sit out on the counter for a day or two until they’re soft to the touch.
Watermelon Salad with Cucumber and Feta
I love this summer-friendly watermelon salad because it’s light, refreshing, and so easy to throw together.
It’s the perfect side dish to balance out a heavier entrée like Korean pork chops.
The key to making this salad extra special is to use a mix of different types of watermelon – I like to use yellow and seedless watermelons for a pretty presentation.
For an extra-special touch, top the salad with crumbled feta cheese and chopped mint leaves.
Sweet Potato Fries
You MUST try this recipe for sweet potato fries!
They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside – the perfect balance of salty and sweet.
I like to serve them with a dipping sauce made with equal parts ketchup and sriracha, but you can use any dipping sauce you like.
Here’s a tip: soak the sweet potato fries in cold water for at least 30 minutes before cooking. This will help to make them extra crispy.
What to Serve with Korean Pork Chops? (17 Easy Sides)
- Egg Fried Rice
- Beef Lo Mein
- General Tso's Chicken
- Egg Rolls
- Wonton Soup
- Chicken Noodle Soup
- Grilled Corn on The Cob
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Grilled Asparagus
- Healthy Quinoa Salad
- Greek Salad
- Southern Potato Salad
- Mexican Street Corn Salad
- Creamy Cucumber Salad
- Tomato Salad
- Watermelon Salad with Cucumber and Feta
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Pick any of the side dishes from this list to serve with your pork chop meal.
- Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
- Enjoy in no time!