South Korean-style golbaengi-muchim
Alternative namesMoon snail salad
Place of originKorea
Associated cuisineKorean cuisine
Main ingredientsMoon snails
Korean name
Revised Romanizationgolbaengi-muchim

Golbaengi-muchim (골뱅이무침) or moon snail salad is a type of muchim (salad) made by mixing moon snails with vegetables.[1][2] In South Korea, it is an anju (food served and eaten with alcoholic drinks) typically made with red, spicy sauce and served with boiled somyeon (wheat noodles). Like other anju, it is sold in pojangmacha (street stalls).[3]


Moon snails are washed, boiled, and shelled.[4] Bigger ones are halved, and the snail meat is mixed with vegetables (most commonly julienned scallions, carrots, onions, and sliced cucumber), soaked and shredded hwangtae-po (yellow dried pollock), and seasonings (most commonly chili paste, chili powder, soy sauce, minced garlic, vinegar, and sesame oil).[4] It is served with toasted sesame seeds sprinkled on top.[4] Often, boiled somyeon (wheat noodles) to be mixed with the spicy salad is served together.[4]


See also


  1. ^ National Institute of Korean Language (30 July 2014). "주요 한식명(200개) 로마자 표기 및 번역(영, 중, 일) 표준안" (PDF) (in Korean).
  2. ^ Zapana, Victor (26 November 2012). "Shaken". The New Yorker. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  3. ^ Montgomery, Charles (26 October 2016). "Why Pojangmacha Street Food Is What You Need". 10 Magazine. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d "golbaengi-muchim" 골뱅이무침 [Spicy Sea Snails]. Doopedia (in Korean). Doosan Corporation. Retrieved 8 May 2017.