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Korean Pickled Radish (Ssam-Mu)

Let’s learn what is Korean pickled radish and how it can be used in Korean cooking.

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

Korean pickled radish (Ssam-Mu, 쌈무) is a pickled white Korean radish (a variety of daikon radish) 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 food that is wrapped with this radish is Korean BBQ meat and it goes particularly well with Korean pork belly (Samgyeopsal).

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

It’s crunchy, sweet and tangy. This pickled radish is very popular even to people who are not used to Korean food. – You will be surprised!

You can find it in the fridge section at a Korean grocery store. It’s about AUD $3 -$4. It can be also made at home. Here’s a recipe if you want to try it out -> Korean Style Pink Radish Pickles (I used pink radishes instead of white Korean radish.)

You can also make fancy looking appetisers called “pickled radish wraps” using these pickled radishes.

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Written by: Sue

Last Updated: May 13, 2019

Hi, I'm Sue and I am the creator of My Korean Kitchen. Thank you for joining me in this delicious culinary journey!

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