Where do you buy your Korean cooking ingredients?
In the spring in Korea people gather gosari from the mountains. At that time it’s green and fresh, so it can be eaten right away. They blanch and cook it.
They also dry gosari until it’s brown and thin as thread. If you buy dried gosari in the store, you’ll have to boil and soak it until it’s soft before you can cook with it.
Here’s how to soak and prepare dried gosari:
1. Put the gosari in pot of cold water. 1 cup of gosari will need more than 20 cups of water.
2. Boil it for 30 minutes, then let it soak in the hot water for about 6-8 hours. I usually boil it at night and let it soak until morning.
gosari from North Korea, for sale in Noryangjin market, Seoul
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