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Looking to start cooking Korean food? Let me show you the absolute bare basics you need to get
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You’ll need 3 basic condiments. The first being ssamjang. Get whatever brand works best for you.
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The second condiment is the mild soy bean paste (doenjang)
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Third and the one you’ve probably seen the most is gochujang. It is a must and you must have it.
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The next thing you’ll need is obviously soy sauce. Get which ever one you’d like.
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The next thing you’ll need is rice syrup. Some say white sugar can be a substitute, but I don’t think it is. Also get some plum syrup.
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The next thing you’ll need is mirin which is not the same as rice vinegar. But you’ll also need to get rice vinegar. Mirin and rice vinegar are not the same.
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I also always have brown rice vinegar and apple vinegar. But if you can only afford one, then make sure you get rice vinegar first
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The next thing you need is gochugaru (roasted red pepper flakes). There’s both fine and coarse textures. For making kimchi, you’ll often need coarse.
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The next thing you need is good quality sesame oil
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And on the sesame theme, you’ll need roasted sesame seeds
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So this should be enough to get you started. If you have any questions, let me know! Ok, bye!
Eun Ae Emily's avatar
Looking to start cooking Korean food? Let me show you the absolute bare basics you need to get