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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) First of all, I want you to understand that this article is not intended for medical, health or dietary advice. Nor is it extensively researched to give you any new findings. It merely serves as …

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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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Bibim Naengmyeon is a perfect way to beat the summer heat! It's cold, spicy, sweet and tangy. Everything you need is all in one bowl! | MyKoreanKitchen.com

Difference Between Bibim Naengmyeon and Bibim Guksu

If you started to wonder what is different between Bibim Naengmyeon (비빔냉면) and Bibim Guksu (비빔국수) when you read my bibim guksu post the other day, I wouldn’t be surprised. Because I wasn’t quite sure which one is more accurate as the title either. Here is a beautiful picture of my bibim naengmyeon (top) and compare it with …

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How to rinse the rice

How to Make Perfect Korean Steamed Rice (Step.2 : How to rinse the rice)

(This is part II of How to Make Perfect Korean Steamed Rice. Click here for part I and part III.)  After buying good rice, now we can start making perfect Korean steamed rice. The first step we need to do is to rinse the rice. Do you rinse your rice? I always do. The reason is to get …

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How to Make Perfect Korean Steamed Rice (Step.1 : What is good rice?) | MyKoreanKitchen.com

How to Make Perfect Korean Steamed Rice (Step.1 : What is good rice?)

(Photo credit: naver.com) (This is part I of How to Make Perfect Korean Steamed Rice. Click here for part II and part III.)  If you understand Korean food culture or Asian food culture, you know how important rice is to our daily life. Ask yourself. How often do you cook rice? I cook it everyday. …

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Korean Pear | MyKoreanKitchen.com

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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What kind of cooking oil do Koreans use?

(Extra virgin olive oil, a picture from weekly chosun) A couple of readers asked me why do Koreans use so much olive oil in cooking. If you go through a couple of my recipes, you will soon notice that too. Well, to be honest, I have no idea what kind of cooking oil other Koreans …

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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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