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Hannaone's List of Korean Ingredients

A wide range of ingredients are used in Korean food, including grains, legumes, vegetables, meats, fish and seafood, fruits and nuts, herbs, lichens, mushrooms, and more.

Soy sauce, gochujang (fermented red pepper paste), and doenjang (fermented soy bean paste) are the three basic condiments used in Korean cuisine. Fish sauce, shrimp paste, and sesame flavoring oil are also essential.

In addition to garlic, ginger, and gochugaru (sun dried and ground red chili peppers), black pepper, salt, and other herbs also play an important role.

Besides simple cooked rice, rice derivatives such as rice wine, rice flour, rice cakes, and noodles are widely used in Korea.

In addition to rice, barley, buckwheat, wheat, and millet are used in noodles, cookies, cakes, dumplings, and can be added to plain rice to alter its flavor and appearance.

Korean cuisine is heavily influenced by green onions, sesame seeds, and seaweed.

Some other basic ingredients are tofu and anchovies, which are used in side dishes, stir-fries, braises, grills, and soups.

Sprouts from soy beans and mung beans are used in a variety of dishes, and soy beans are used to make soy sauce, tofu, and doenjang (fermented bean paste), all of which are mainstay ingredients in Korean cooking.

The Koreans use all parts of plants, sea creatures, and animals for food, leaving little to waste, so stems, leaves, roots, intestines, feet, tongues, and more are also used.

There are so many ingredients that are used in Korean cooking, some of which have no substitute or good alternative outside of Korea, that this list cannot be completely comprehensive, but it is also not limited to an "Essential 15" or "Must Have 30" type of list.

This section provides a list of some Korean food ingredients as well as their nutritional values. These ingredients can be used in a wide variety of Korean dishes.

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Ingredients: Fusion - Chayote - Chayote as an ingredient
Ingredient: Hobak - Hobak/Squash
Ingredients: Acorn Noodles - Acorn Noodles
Ingredients: Acorns, Raw - Raw acorn with Nutrition Facts
Ingredients: Adzuki Beans, Raw - Red Beans, Adzuki Beans
Ingredients: Adzuki Flour - Red Bean Flour
Ingredients: Agwi - Monkfish - Monkfish
Ingredients: Arrowroot Flour - Flour made from Arrowroot
Ingredients: Bae - Korean Pear - Korean Pear (Bae)
Ingredients: Baechu - Korean Cabbage - Baechu | Korean Cabbage | Napa Cabbage
Ingredients: Beef, Sliced, Chuck Roll - Sliced beef chuck for Korean Grill or stir fry
Ingredients: Buchu - Korean Chives - Buchu | Korean Chives, garlic chives
Ingredients: Byeong-eo - Byeongeo - Pomfret
Ingredients: Chonggakmu - Pony Tail Radish - Chonggakmu or Korean Ponytail Radish/Bachelor Radish/총각무
Ingredients: Doenjang - Soybean paste | Doenjang
Ingredients: Doraji - Doragi - Chinese Bellflower root
Ingredients: Fish Sauce, Three Crabs - Nutrition information for Three Crabs brand Fish Sauce.
Ingredients: Galchi - Galchi - Belt Fish
Ingredients: Gochu - Gochu - Korean Chili Peppers
Ingredients: Gochugaru - Essential Ingredient: Ground sun dried red chili peppers
Ingredients: Gochujang - Essential Ingredient: Fermented red chili paste
Ingredients: Godeung-eo - Mackerel - Godeung-eo
Ingredients: Goguma-sun - Dried Sweet Potato Stems
Ingredients: Gosari - Bracken - Fern Sprouts
Ingredients: King Oyster Mushroom - Saesong-ibeoseos - King Oyster Mushroom
Ingredients: Kkongchi - Ingredient: Kkongchi - Mackerel Pike - Pacific Saury
Ingredients: Beef Short Rib - L.A. Cut - Flanken Cut (L.A. Style) Beef Short Rib 엘에이 갈비
Ingredients: Lotus Root - Lotus Root | Yeongeun
Ingredients: Mu - Korean Radish - Nutrition information for Three Crabs brand Fish Sauce.
Ingredients: Perilla Leaves, Raw - Ingredient Description with nutrition facts where available.
Ingredients: Leaf Lettuce, Red - Red Leaf Lettuce, Bulg-eun ip Sangchu
Ingredients: Mackerel, Semi Dried - Half dried salted mackerel - 반건조자반고등어
Ingredients: Mushroom, Shiitake - Pyogo Beoseot
Ingredients: Shrimp, Pink, Dried - Korean Dried Pink Shrimp 건분홍새우 geonbun hong saeu
Ingredients: Octopus Slices - Octopus Slices - Sseol eun mun-eo
Ingredients: Sokkoli - Beef Oxtail - Beef Oxtail | Sokkoli
Ingredients: Tofu, Soon dubu, Pulmuone Brand - Dubu, Soon dubu, extra soft silken tofu
Ingredients: Squid - Ojingeo | Squid
Ingredients: Ssukgat - Crown Daisy | SSukgat
Ingredients: Ssuk (Mugwort) - Korean Mugwort - Ssuk
Ingredients: Tteok - Rice Cake - Korean Rice Cake | Tteok
Ingredients: Ueong - Burdock Root - Burdock Root, Gobo (Japanese), Ueong
Ingredients: Beef Short Rib - King Cut - Modified English (Wang | King) Cut Beef Short Rib 왕갈비
Ingredients: A listing of many ingredients used in Korean cooking - Korean ingredients with descriptions including nutrition facts where available.
Ingredients: Angelica Root - Korean Ingredient - Angelica gigas| chamdang-gwi
Ingredients: Beef Brisket - Beef Brisket, Whole
Ingredients: Beef Rib Fingers - Galbi Songalag - Beef Rib Finger Meat
Ingredients: Kkochge - Ingredients: Kkochge - Blue Crab
Ingredients: Burdock Root - Burdock Root | Greater Burdock
Ingredients: Chap-ssal - Glutinous rice / Sweet Rice
Ingredients: Cheongnyang - Cheongnyang - Beef Stomach as a Korean cooking ingredient.
Ingredients: Daegu - Daegu | Cod
Ingredients: Cucumber - Cucumber | Oi
Ingredients: Dandelion - Dandelion - Minduelle
Ingredients: Dangmyeon - Dangmyeon - Sweet Potato Noodle
Ingredients: Dasima - Dasima or Kelp as an ingredient
Ingredients: Paengi beoseot - Enoki Mushrooms
Ingredients: Gajami - Flat Fish
Ingredients: Garlic - Garlic with Nutrition Information
Ingredients: Gochu-nip - Gochunip - Korean Chili Pepper Leaves
Ingredients: Gopchang, daechang - Marrow gut, beef intestine, gopchang, daechang, as ingredient in Korean cooking.
Ingredients: Gulbi - Gulbi - Yellow Croaker
Home Grown - Home Grown
Ingredients: Noodles, Fresh - Fresh Jajangmyeon noodles
Ingredients: Maesil Extract - Maesil - Korean Plum Extract
Ingredients: Mogi Beoseot - Mogi-beoseot - Tree Ear
Ingredients: Myeolchi - Dried Anchovies
Ingredients: Pork Neckbones - Ingredients: Pork Neckbones (dwaeji mogppyeo/돼지 목뼈) with nutrition information.
Ingredients: Beef Tendon - Beef tendon as an ingredient in Korean Cuisine.

Nutrition information is sourced from USDA food database, Korean Standard Food Composition Tables, and Product Labeling. The information is provided as general information that is not warranted to be accurate for any specific purpose. Information should be verified through any current on product labeling that complies with local legal/government requirements.

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