Hannaone’s Ingredients

Korean food ingredients cover a wide spectrum of grains, legumes, vegetables, meats, fish and seafood, fruits and nuts, herbs, lichens, mushrooms, and more. Rice is the prominent grain, and is served with almost every Korean meal. Rice is used in cookies, porridges, noodles, and rice cake (Tteok/Ddeok). Barley, buckwheat, wheat, and millet … Read more

Glossary Index

This is a glossary of Korean foods and food terms. There are quite a few entries here, but this is still far from a complete listing. Glossary Index Acorn – Dotori Acorn Cake – Dotoritteok Acorn Starch Jelly – Dotorimuk Adzuki 팥 (pat) Agwi 아귀/아구 Monkfish/Angler Fish Agwijjim Altang Anchovy Sauce – … Read more

Basic Pantry Ingredients

There are some basic ingredients that you should have in your pantry if you will be preparing Korean meals or dishes on a semi-regular basis. These basic ingredients are used in the majority of Korean cooking, and can easily be used in other non-Korean preparations. I have added links to Amazon for … Read more

About Ssam

Ssam refers to a type of Korean meal in which any food (usually meat) is wrapped in some type of edible covering (usually a leafy vegetable). The most common type of ssam is pork wrapped in leaf lettuce or Korean cabbage and served with a spicy condiment called ssamjang, as well as … Read more

About Namul

Namul is a general term for side dishes of vegetables, herbs, or wild leafy greens. The precise name of the dish will derive from the vegetable used and method of preparation. Any type of vegetable, herb, or green can be used as Namul. The dish can include roots, leaves, stems, seeds, sprouts, … Read more

About Kimbap

Seaweed Rice: Kim = Seaweed (laver) bap = rice Also spelled gim bap, gimbap, gimbab, gim bab, gimbop, gim bop, gimbob, gim bob, kim bap, kim bab, kimbop, kim bop, kimbob, kim bob. Often called Korean sushi, Kimbap is a Korean dish made up of seaweed, seasoned rice, and an assortment of … Read more

Korean Cuisine and Culture

Introduction to Korean Cuisine and Culture Over the centuries Korea’s culture and cuisine has been influenced by it’s geography and neighboring cultures. Surrounded on three sides by ocean, the coastal areas of rolling hills and plains are rich in seafood while the rugged mountains and narrow valleys of the interior are fertile … Read more

Just a note on Korean cooking

Author Notes It is difficult, if not impossible, to come up with a sure fire recipe that has a list of exact quantities of ingredients that will work every time. What tastes really good when prepared today may be just average next week if you follow a precise “formula” recipe. Korean cooking … Read more

Some Korean Cooking Notes

Traditional Korean cooking has evolved over thousands of years, and incorporates the underlying belief that food is more than just a meal or basic sustenance, that food is medicine and when chosen and prepared correctly can prevent and even heal many illnesses. Eumyangohaeng is another basic concept that heavily influences traditional foods. … Read more