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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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. Also, it is an accidental by-product of naengmyeon noodles. While the discovery may have been accidental, spicy chewy …

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Korean chili flakes and Korean chili powder in two separate bowls

Gochugaru (Korean Chili Powder and Korean Chili Flakes)

Learn about Korean gochugaru (Korean chili powder / Korean chili flakes / red pepper flakes) and how it can be used in Korean cooking. What is Gochugaru? Gochugaru (고추가루) has a few different English names under its belt. Namely, Korean chili powder, Korean chili flakes, Hot pepper flakes, red pepper flakes etc. Gochugaru is one …

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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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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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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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How to Make Flour Tortillas (with Limited Resources)

How to Make Flour Tortillas from Scratch Tortillas are quite expensive in Korea. Since I speak Korean, I can easily order tortillas from the internet. But still, it seems quite expensive to pay about 4 dollars (US) to get 12 sheets of tortillas, then pay the delivery cost which is another 4 dollars. So I researched a …

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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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