Undoubtedly, the most common ingredient used in a typical Korean households’ kitchen is soy sauce. Yes, many recipes use condiments such as gochujang and doenjang, but soy sauce is added into almost everything–From braised dishes and pickled foods to soups and stews, soy sauce is an integral part of building the Korean flavor profile. For Korean cooking beginners, picking out the correct soy sauce for particular recipes can be a daunting task. This guide is meant to help you navigate purchasing and using Korean soy sauce.
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Let’s take a moment to imagine a scenario. In this scenario, you are standing in the Asian section of the grocery store. On the shelves, there are rows and rows of different brands and styles of sauces. You pick up one of your many options for soy sauce and put […]
In the late 2010s in South Korea, mayak eggs started trending as a delicious side dish to perfectly pair with both rice and noodles. While these Korean eggs need very few ingredients and take little effort to make, they burst with an insanely delicious flavor. As such, these eggs took […]
When learning to cook in a Korean kitchen, you will need to master how to prepare different side dishes, otherwise known as banchan, as they are present during every meal. You may not be familiar with many, but I guarantee you have heard of at least one Korean banchan… You […]