Korean cooking forum topics:
for USA, you can also shop online at:
and ebay also has some items.
don’t forget you can grow a lot of things yourself, too.. here’s some seed companies that sell asian seeds:
for korean/japanese sweet potatoes: http://www.sandhillpreservation.com
don’t forget you can buy things on ebay as well.
you can also go to gardenweb.com & join the asian vegetables forum, as well as the seed & plant exchanges and see if anyone would like to trade with you.
you can also make your own soy milk and tofu.
you can buy up to 30lb of non GMO (genetically modified) soy beans here: http://www.tosteds.com/products.asp?cat=11
here’s a soy milk maker: http://www.soymilkmaker.com/soyapower.html
here’s a tofu kit that comes with a tofu mold and enough natural nigari to make 240 POUNDS of tofu. http://www.soymilkmaker.com/tofubox.html
hope this helps some people.
Although it’s always bothered me that the “English” button on the hmart site seems to be purely decorative.
It’s always been my dream to plant uja seeds and grow ujas and make my own uja tea. But I don’t even know what those things are called in english. “Citron?”
i don’t know what an uja is. lol if it’s citron, it would be citrus- like lemon/lime/orange/etc.. which those fruits can only grow in zones 9 and up.. which means places like southern california, texas, louisiana, florida, georgia, etc. yuzu goes to zone 7b, though (think southern oklahoma).. you can get meyer lemon trees and kaffir lime trees and dwarf trees and keep them indoors, provided you get plenty of light in your home. :) you can even get dwarf pomegranate trees!
when i posted this, i was thinking of things more along the lines of chives, napa cabbage, perilla, etc. :)
I recently ordered some perilla and sook-gat seeds off ebay. I usually like to order through evergreen seeds, but they require a min. purchase and I only have the yard and time to do just a couple this year.
Wish me luck. The warm weather plays havok on the chrysanthemum plants and make they flower (I live in S. Georgia). Never tried perilla before, but I’ve seen peoples yards with it growing and it looks like they’re fairly hardy down here. I hope so as it’s not readily available for me and neither is the powder.
I think “uja” is more commonly known by its Japanese name, yuzu, in the U.S. But I still don’t know where you can find a tree! What I would love to grow are some maesil plums…
ahhhh.. yuzu.. okay, i know where to get those. here’s a few sources:
here’s korean pear trees as well:
ediblelandscaping.com has quite a variety of trees & stuff available. i recommend getting their catalog, as well as raintreenursery.com’s catalog. tons of stuff in there. even jujubes, quince, etc.
in regards to maesil plums, i think they have those as well. if not, i can find where to get a tree. as far as i can tell, they’re the same kind of pear used for umeboshi…
here’s some satsuma plums: http://www.willisorchards.com/product/Satsuma+Plum+Tree?category=256
http://www.camforest.com/Prunus_mume_s/2.htm < this one lets you pick your color of flower
if you don’t mind hybrid vegetables, water sun together is a good source for korean vegetables..
they have the radishes, lettuces, spinach, cucumbers, chives, egg plant, bok choy, korean peppers, napa cabbage, mustard leaves, etc..
they’re 1.99 a pack… most of the other seeds on the website are 99 cents..
if you want to be able to save your seed, i suggest buying from people that sell heirlooms, like cherrygal.com, gourmetseed.com, kitazawaseed.com, etc. you can save hybrid seeds, but you just won’t know what will come up.. if it’ll be the same as it was the year before or not.. i mean, obviously, if you plant a pepper seed you’ll get a pepper plant.. but you just won’t know which of the 2 parent peppers you’ll end up with.
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