Discover the unique taste of Korean pickled radish, or ssam-mu, and how it can be used in various Korean dishes. This traditional Korean ingredient is crunchy and slightly sweet and tangy, making it a perfect addition to any meal.
Korean pickled radish is Korean radish slices pickled in sweet, tangy water. It is called “Ssam-Mu (쌈무)” because it is mainly used to wrap food. (Ssam means wraps, Mu means radish.)
The pickled radish is crunchy, sweet, and tangy. It is very popular even to people who are not used to Korean food. – You’ll be surprised!
You can find it in the refrigerator section at Korean grocery stores, but you can also make it quickly and easily at home. Here’s a recipe if you want to give it a try. >> Pickled Radish Paper
Using these pickled radish, you can also make a fancy appetizer called “Korean Radish Wraps“. Simply wrap your desired vegetables and meat in a thin sheet of pickled radish, and enjoy the refreshing and satisfying taste.
I have a couple more pickled radish recipes on my website. If you want to try them, check below recipes. Enjoy!
- Pickled Daikon and Carrots (julienned pickled radish and carrots side dish)
- Pickled Radish (made with pink radishes)
- Quick Pickled Radishes (a side dish for Korean Fried Chicken)
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