Maneuljangajji (Pickled Garlic)

Maneuljangajji is a salty, crunchy, lightly sweet and sour, garlicky flavored dish. This pickled garlic can be preserved for a long period and although I like it as a snack, is most often served as a side dish with Korean meals.
Pictured: Maneuljangajji, Jeyuk Bokkeum, Oijangajji, and steamed rice.


  • First Pickling
    • 10 heads garlic
    • 2 cups water
    • 4 tablespoons salt
  • 2nd pickling
    • 1 cup soy sauce
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1/2 cup vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons mul yeot (Korean Malt syrup)*

* substitute 3 tablespoons white sugar or 4 tablespoons brown sugar


  • First Pickling:
    • Remove outer layers of skin from the garlic heads, leaving a thin layer.
    • Mix salt and water, stir until salt is dissolved.
    • Place garlic in a jar and cover with salt water.
    • Cover jar tightly and let stand about 10 days in refrigerator.
  • Second Pickling
    • Mix vinegar, water, soy sauce, and mulyeot.
    • Place mix in a pot over low heat, bring to a slow simmer, cook for five minutes.
    • Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
    • Pour salt water off of garlic and discard..
    • Cover garlic with second pickling mix, close, and let stand in the refrigerator another two weeks.

Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Serving size: About 1 ounce.

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Amount Per Serving

Calories 33.23

Calories From Fat (2%) 0.69

Calories From Protein (15%) 5.07

Calories From Carbohydrates (83%) 27.47

Calories From Alcohol (0%) 0

% Daily Value

Total Fat 0.08g <1%

Saturated Fat 0.01g <1%

Monounsaturated Fat 0g

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.04g

Trans Fatty Acids 0g

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 560.12mg 23%

Potassium 87.33mg 2%

Total Carbohydrates 7.03g 2%

Fiber 0.4g 2%

Sugar 1.45g

Sugar Alcohols 0g

Net Carbohydrates 6.63g

Protein 1.64g 3%

Vitamin A 1.43IU <1%

Vitamin C 4.95mg 8%

Calcium 31.71mg 3%

Iron 0.45mg 3%

Vitamin E 0.01mg <1%

Vitamin D 0IU 0%

Thiamin 0.03mg 2%

Riboflavin 0.04mg 2%

Niacin 0.43mg 2%

Vitamin B6 0.22mg 11%

Folate 1.86mcg <1%

Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%

Pantothenic Acid 0.12mg 1%

Vitamin K 0.27mcg <1%

Phosphorus 38.84mg 4%

Magnesium 8.85mg 2%

Zinc 0.23mg 2%

Copper 0.06mg 3%

Manganese 0.31mg 16%

Selenium 2.51mcg 4%

Alcohol 0g

Caffeine 0mg

Water 23.35g 0%

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