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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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Seven Perfect Korean Rainy Day Foods

How to beat the rainy day blues with seven perfect korean rainy day foods. These include Korean pancakes, noodles and soup. How comforting! (Note: I know above image only captures six Korean dishes not seven. The image of 7th Korean dish is not mine, so I didn’t want to include it in the collage. 🙂 …

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Five Korean Ingredients You Should Avoid While You Are Pregnant

Five Korean Ingredients You Should Avoid While You Are Pregnant

Are you pregnant and concerned about eating certain Korean food? Then read on! (Image credit – canstockphoto.com used with licence) So, I made an announcement a few weeks ago that I’m expecting my first baby and the due date is getting very close now. Just like an any expectant mother, I’m very nervous and apprehensive …

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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 Grocery Shopping Directory

Korean Grocery Store Directory

Just a small announcement that I made a Korean grocery store directory for Brisbane residents. This directory will expand as I gather more information. I am particularly trying to focus on building a Korean grocery shopping directory for Australia. (Blessed those of you who live in Australia. :)) For the directory, please follow the link …

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Perfect Korean Steamed Rice

How to Make Perfect Korean Steamed Rice (Step. 3 : How to soak and cook the rice)

Learn how to make perfect Korean steamed rice using a rice cooker or on the stove! (This is part III of How to Make Perfect Korean Steamed Rice. Click here for part I and part II.)  After buying good rice and rinsing the rice properly, we need to soak the rice in water. The reason is to make …

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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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Eggs Baked on Elvan Stone | MyKoreanKitchen.com

Eggs Baked on Elvan Stone

On my birthday, I got this weird present. They weren’t wrapped with pretty pink ribbon nor beautifully packed with wrapping paper, but since I got them on my birthday, I consider that they were my birthday present. The present I got were eggs baked on elvan stone. Have you ever had eggs baked on elvan …

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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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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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