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Ottogi Korean Curry Powder

Ottogi Korean Curry Powder

What is Korean Curry Powder Korean curry powder is a common ingredient used in Korean cooking. While it didn’t make the cut into my essential Korean cooking ingredients list, it is mostly used when you make Korean curry. Many people also use a small teaspoon or tablespoon of it when they marinate meat as well. …

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A comprehensive list of 30 essential Korean cooking ingredients - Korean chili powder, Korean chili paste, Korean soybean paste and so much more! | MyKoreanKitchen.com

30 Essential Korean Cooking Ingredients

Learn about the most used Korean cooking ingredients! Today I’m sharing 30 essential Korean cooking ingredients. This type of article isn’t as glamorous as some other recipes I share here, nonetheless, I thought it would be great to share my list to enhance your Korean cooking knowledge and help you update your pantry if necessary. …

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Ingredients description: Korean radish pickles (Ssam-Mu) | MyKoreanKitchen.com

Korean Pickled Radish (Ssam-Mu)

Let’s learn what is Korean pickled radish and how it can be used in Korean cooking. Korean pickled radish (Ssam-Mu, 쌈무) is pickled Korean radish (a variety of daikon radish) slices in sweet tangy water. It is called “Ssam-Mu” because it’s mainly used to wrap food. (Ssam means wraps, Mu means radish). The most common …

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Ingredients description: Korean chewy noodles (Jjolmyeon) | MyKoreanKitchen.com

Korean Chewy Noodles (Jjolmyeon)

What is Korean Chewy Noodles (Jjolmyeon, 쫄면) Korean chewy noodles (Jjolmyeon) has two meanings. Firstly, Jjolmyeon describes the chewy noodles as a cooking ingredient. It is made of wheat flour, corn starch, cooking wine and salt etc. and it is an accidental by-product of Naengmyeon (냉면) noodles. While the discovery may have been accidental, Spicy chewy noodles …

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Gochugaru (Korean chili powder)

Gochugaru (Korean Chili Powder)

What is Korean chili powder (Gochugaru)? Let’s learn! What is Gochugaru (Korean Chili Powder)? Gochugaru (고추가루) has a few different English names under its belt. Korean chili powder, Korean chili flakes, Hot pepper flakes, red pepper flakes etc. Gochugaru is one of the most important Korean cooking ingredients. It is used in Gochujang (Korean chili paste), Kimchi, …

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How to make Korean fish cakes (Eomuk, Odeng) from scratch - Easy & healthy recipe, Kids, Adult & Party friendly |MyKoreanKitchen.com

How to Make Korean Fish Cakes

How to make Korean fish cakes from scratch!  (This is part I of How to Make Korean Fish Cakes. If you want to find out How to Make Korean Fish Cakes for Soup, click this link.)  The mystery of how to make Korean fish cakes from scratch has been one of the top 5 questions …

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Noodles for Jajangmyeon and Jjamppong

Korean Cooking Ingredients – Noodles for Jajangmyeon and Jjamppong This is a short post about one of the cooking ingredients (noodles) I use for Jajangmyeon (자장면, Korean black bean sauce noodles) and Jjamppong (짬뽕, Korean spicy noodle soup). When I first used this pack of noodles a few years ago, I instantly fell in love with them. …

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Gochujang

Gochujang (Korean Chili Paste)

If you have a look at my blog carefully, you will know how often I use gochujang (a type of hot chilli sauce). Its known English name is Korean chili paste and Korean red pepper paste. What is Gochujang (Korean chili paste)? Gochujang (Korean: 고추장) is a savory and pungent fermented Korean condiment made from red …

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Korean Pear for Korean Cooking

Let’s explore what Korean pear is and how it can be used in Korean cooking! What is Korean Pear The picture above has a few different names it goes by; Korean pear (Bae, 배), Asian pear and Nashi pear. Korean pear is my favourite type of pear in the world! The flesh is firm but …

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Korean anchovy sauce - A type of Korean fish sauce | MyKoreanKitchen.com

Korean Fish Sauce

There are a few different varieties of Korean fish sauce. Korean anchovy sauce (Mulch Aecjeot, 멸치액젓), Sand lance sauce (Kkanari Aecjeot, 까나리 액젓) and salted fermented shrimp sauce (Saeujeot, 새우젓). Korean fish sauce is typically used in Kimchi making to accelerate the fermentation process. On some occasions, it is also used in Korean side dishes and soup/stew …

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Chinese Dates (Daechu)

Chinese date’s are known as a warm food. (People believe that all kinds of food have characteristics -warm or cold, in oriental culture.) So it makes you relax and warms you up (good for insomnia and cold body sense) . It is often used with ginseng as a roborant (a strengthening food) for example in …

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Essential Korean Cooking Ingredients: Korean Black Bean Paste (Chunjang) | MyKoreanKitchen.com

Korean Black Bean Paste (Chunjang)

What is Korean black bean paste (Chunjang)? Let’s learn! Korean black bean paste (Chunjang, 춘장) is made from a salty fermented soybean and coloured with caramel. It is an essential condiment to make “Korean black bean sauce noodles (Jajangmyeon, 자장면)“. It has a slightly bitter and salty taste on its own, so some sugar is added …

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Ingredient descriptions: Anchovy powder

Anchovy Powder (Myeolchi Garu)

When you make some kinds of soup, it is tastier to use meat or vegetible stock instead of just water. To make this stock, Koreans often use anchovy (멸치) or kelp (다시마). However anchovy is quite expensive and it can be a bit hassle to use (trimming the head, tail and organ etc), so I …

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King oyster mushroom

This is a picture of some king oyster mushrooms. Its Korean name is “Sae song-ee beosut” (새송이 버섯). I call this vegetable meat, because its texture is so much like meat. At the supermarket, you can get about 4-5 king oyster mushrooms for about 3000 won. (US $ 3.20) -Do you want to see other …

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Essential Korean Cooking Ingredients: Korean perilla leaves | MyKoreanKitchen.com

Korean Perilla Leaves

Learn about the popular Korean leafy vegetable – Korean perilla leaves! What are Perilla Leaves The Korean name for perilla leaves is “kkaenip” or “ggaenip” (깻잎). In Korean cooking, perilla leaves are typically used in a pickled side dish, in stir fry, in soup and as a wrap. It is part of the mint family and …

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Shiitake mushroom

Shiitake mushroom’s korean name is “Pyogo beosut” (표고버섯). This is a picture of some shiitake mushrooms. Usually they are 1200-1500 won per 100g. (US $1.30-60) You can fine more about shiitake mushrooms from Wikipedia.

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