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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.

Enoki mushrooms

Enoki mushrooms, their Korean name is “Paeng-ee beosut”. I think they are the cheapest mushrooms in Korea. You can get 3 packs of these mushrooms for 1000 won (US $1.05) at the supermarket. (Sometimes 5 packs for 1000 won.) This is a picture of the enoki mushroom pack.   How to use : cut off …

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Oyster Sauce

I personally don’t like the taste of oyster sauce (Gul sauce, 굴소스) on its own. It tastes too artificial for me. However it makes some good dishes (like Mushrooms on rice) when used with other ingredients. This is a picture of the oyster sauce I am using. It is about 2000 won (US $2.10) for …

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What Korean Fish Cake Looks Like and is Made of

Above Korean fish cake (Eomuk, 어묵 or Odeng, 오뎅) is what I often use in my fish cake stir fry and some times in my fish cake soup. Other shapes (e.g. round balls, long thin stick or square etc.) are also available as well. You can normally find it in the freezer section of a Korean grocery store (if you’re …

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Ssamjang Sauce (Korean Spicy Dipping Sauce)

Learn about ssamjang sauce. What is it and how to use it. Ssamjang (쌈장, Korean spicy dipping sauce) is a thick and spicy paste used as a dipping sauce when you make a wrap. This typically involves Korean grilled BBQ on a lettuce, perilla or steamed cabbage leaf. You simply dab a small amount of sauce with …

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Korean Plum Extract

Korean Plum Extract (Maesil)

Learn how you can use Korean plum extract in Korean cooking! During the early days of My Korean Kitchen, I used Korean plum extract in some of my Korean cooking. These recipes are:- Flying fish roe rice (Al Bap) – used in sauce Korean plum tea– used as syrup Pressure cooker pork ribs – used in …

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Korean Cooking wine

Korean Rice Wine

Rice wine or refined rice wine is an essential pantry item in Korean cooking. Below is my new cooking wine. I bought it for about AUD $3.00 for 500ml (Mirim 미림 by Lotte) at a Korean grocery store. Highlights: Alchohol 14% and No MSG Ingredients: Water, Corn syrup, Sugar, Rice, Aging alcohol 14%/volume Previously when I …

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What Brown Rice Packages look like

I noticed some foreigners buy brown rice when they visit Seoul (Itaewon). Which means they don’t think it’s available at the local market. So I am going to show you what it looks like (just one brand) and teach you the Korean name for brown rice. This is the brown rice I usually get at …

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