Guide to Watercress

Guide to Watercress

Watercress is a vegetable that’s native to Eurasia. This aquatic leafy vegetable grows in the shallow water of streams and is a Brassicaceae (mustard) family member. Ancient Romans used to dress raw watercress with cumin, garum (fermented fish sauce, and pepper, proving that the vegetable is one of the oldest salad greens. It’s also … Read more

15 Essential Korean Cuisine Ingredients

Korean cuisine is diverse, as it has hundreds of dishes that use different kinds of ingredients. Despite being known as a “spicy” cuisine, Korean cuisine is actually more than just its kimchi and spicy “ramyun” or noodle soup dish because there are also dishes that aren’t spicy but are still rich in … Read more

Yeotgiereumgaru

Common Name: Barley malt flour 엿기름 가루 Barley Malt Flour (Powder) Barley Malt powder is grain that has been allowed to ferment, then dried and ground. This ingredient can be fine or coarse (flaked) ground Used in many applications including shikhye and red pepper paste.

Radishes, Young Summer

Common Name: Young Summer Radish, Yeolmu yeolmu – young summer radish 열무 A smaller variety of the Korean radish with a sharp but somewhat sweet taste, young summer radish is often used to make a variety of whole plant (leaves and root) kimchi. Korean radish is used raw in a variety of … Read more

Wasabi Oil – Shirakiku Brand

Common Name: Wasabi Oil 고추 냉이 기름 – gochu naeng-i gileum Provides a quick flavorful heat that dissipates quickly without a lingering burn. Use in dressings, sandwich spreads, dips, sauces, as a finishing oil for stir fried dishes. Ingredients: Rapeseed oil, mustard oil, wasabi

Ssukgat

쑥갓 – ssukgat Common names: chop-suey-green, crown daisy, garland chrysanthemum, Japanese-green A leafy, aromatic herb. In Korea, Chrysanthemum leaves are steamed or par-boiled and used as greens in ban chan dishes, or in soups, stews, or “hotpots” The plant is delicate and easy to overcook and so is added at the end … Read more

Spinach, raw

Common Name: Spinach, Sigeumchi 시금치 Used for side dishes, in soups, or as an ingredient in a main dish. Recipes Using This Ingredient Bi Bim Bap – Korean Mixed Rice Dish Recipe – Chop Che Ban Chan – Shigimchi Namul Soups & Stocks – Spinach Soup – Shigeumchiguk Royal Cuisine – Japchae … Read more

Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, cooked, moist heat

Common Name: Shrimp Recipes Using This Ingredient Royal Cuisine – Gujeolpan (Wraps with Eight Stuffings ) A Korean Royal Dish Ban Chan – Haemul Pajeon (Korean Seafood Pancake) Ban Chan – Bossam Kimchi Royal Cuisine – Palbochae Eight Treasures Dish 팔보채 Soups & Stocks – Sundubu Jjigae (Soft Tofu Soup) Version 2 … Read more

Samgyeopsal

Common Name: Pork Belly, side pork, fresh bacon 삼겹살 The same cut as bacon but not cured or smoked. A very popular pork cut that may be seasoned and grilled, boiled, or fried. Often served as samgyeopsal-gui – Strips of pork belly mixed with a spicy red chili pepper paste sauce and … Read more

Roasted Laver

Common Name: Seaweed 김, Kim, gim Gim is dried, pressed seaweed made from edible laver. Gim may be roasted and seasoned with oil and salt, roasted but unseasoned, or raw and unseasoned. Recipes Using This Ingredient Kimbap – Korean Rice and Seaweed Rolls

Rice Wine

Rice wine is used in a variety of dishes to add an extra element of flavor. Recipes Using This Ingredient Recipes – Braised Monk Fish, Agu Jjim 아구찜 Recipes – Bulgogi Meal – Bulgogi Sangjju Ssam (bulgogi in loose leaf lettuce rolls) Recipes – Spicy Bulgogi Bi Bim Bap – Korean Mixed … Read more

Radishes, Ponytail

Common Name: Ponytail Radish, Bachelor Radish 총각무 Chonggakmu A smaller variety of the Korean radish with a sharp but somewhat sweet taste, the bachelor radish is often used to make a variety of whole plant (leaves and root) kimchi. Korean radish is used raw in a variety of dishes, most notably in … Read more