I’ve mentioned “Plum Extract” (Mae-sil Wonaek, 매실원액) a couple of times, you may be wandering what it really looks like, and what it is good for. So I’m going to introduce Plum Extract today.
First, this is what Korean Green Plums looks like :
And this is what Plum Extract looks like: (this is what I am using for cooking)
I bought it at NongHyup “Hanaro Mart” for 18,000 won (US $18.80) for 600 ml. It is the most famous brand in Korea. (It’s farm made)
I know it is a bit expensive to use for cooking, however it really makes a difference if you use it.
-Merits of Plum Extract as a sauce for food
- It gets rid of meat smells and oily tastes.
- It softens the meat.
(Photo credit – http://www.maesil.co.kr)
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