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

Korean Pickled Radish (Ssam-Mu)

Let’s learn what is Korean pickled radish and how it can be used in Korean cooking. Korean pickled radish (Ssam-Mu, 쌈무) is pickled Korean radish (a variety of daikon radish) slices 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 …

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Ingredients description: Korean chewy noodles (Jjolmyeon) | MyKoreanKitchen.com

Korean Chewy Noodles (Jjolmyeon)

What is Korean Chewy Noodles (Jjolmyeon, 쫄면) Korean chewy noodles (Jjolmyeon) has two meanings. Firstly, Jjolmyeon describes the chewy noodles as a cooking ingredient. It is made of wheat flour, corn starch, cooking wine and salt etc. and it is an accidental by-product of Naengmyeon (냉면) noodles. While the discovery may have been accidental, Spicy chewy noodles …

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Gochugaru (Korean chili powder)

Gochugaru (Korean Chili Powder)

What is Korean chili powder (Gochugaru)? Let’s learn! What is Gochugaru (Korean Chili Powder)? Gochugaru (고추가루) has a few different English names under its belt. Korean chili powder, Korean chili flakes, Hot pepper flakes, red pepper flakes etc. Gochugaru is one of the most important Korean cooking ingredients. It is used in Gochujang (Korean chili paste), Kimchi, …

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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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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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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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