Dried anchovies

Mareun-myeolchi 마른멸치

Dried anchovies are sold sorted by size, and come in a package, plastic bag, or box.

Smaller anchovies are usually served as a snack by toasting them with soy sauce, sugar, and hot pepper paste to make the side dish myeolchibokkeum. Larger myeolchi are used in the stock of many Korean dishes like sundubu-jjigae.

Store in a zipper-lock bag or airtight container in the freezer. Before using larger anchovies, remove the heads and guts (the black innards).

dried anchovies

Personally I like to eat the larger dried anchovies by themselves (after removing the heads and intestines, or course : )). I dip them in hot pepper paste and eat them with rice. Very delicious! The tiny bones of myeolchi contain a lot of calcium and are really good for you.


Medium dried anchovies on the top shelf, and large anchovies on the lower shelf

Tiny little anchovies
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Large dried anchovies


Recipes that use dried anchovies (mareun-myeolchi):


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  1. DeeFresh21 Texas My profile page joined 3/14
    Posted March 10th, 2014 at 6:17 pm | # |

    Hello Maangchi !

    My nearby asian market only carries anchovy stock powder (it also contains Bonito). Can this also be used successfully in the recipes you posted?

    I tried making a stock with the powder but was doubtful how much to use so it will equal the anchovies you use.

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