Squid from Korea

By Maangchi

I received this dried squid from one of my Korean friends who came back from her trip to Korea recently. “Oh Jing Uh” (dried squid or cuttle fish)! It used to be my favorite snack! I was very happy about this present. I may miss Korea now.


There are many ways of eating for this dried squid. I will cook this squid and post the picture in my blog soon.




  1. Hi again!

    Happy heart’s day to you too! I was able to download some of the podcast and I was so joyful when the next thing I was watching was your podcast of the birthday soup. Hahah! I just hope miyuk guk is available here in the Philippines. :)

    Thank you so much for the recipe of the soup. You reply fast. :) And thank you for the tip on how to slice the kimbap. I’ll keep that in mind the next time I’ll make it.

    Take care,
    Jo Rose

  2. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,077 comments

    Hi, jo*rose,
    To cut kimbap, first thing I’m doing is to sharpen my knife. : )
    While cutting it, I often clean the blade with a wet paper towel.
    Here it the recipe for Birth Day Soup (Miyuk Guk: Sea plant soup)

    Sea plant soup(Miyuk gook):4-6 servings

    4 cups of soaked miyuk(1 cup of dried sea plant), water 16 cups, fish sauce 4 -5 TBS, 200 grams of brisket beef, 1 TBS minced garlic, sesame oil

    1.Soak 1 cup of dried miyuk in a big bowl for at least 20 minutes.

    2.Drain the water from the sea plant and cut it into bite size

    3.Place the soaked sea plant(about 4 cups) in a big pot and add 16 cups of water and boil it over high heat for 20 minutes.(later you may have to add more water if the soup is too thick)

    4.Cut brisket beef into 1 cm cubes.

    5.When the soup starts boiling(20 minutes), add the beef and 1 TBS of garlic and boil again for another 20 or 25 minutes over medium heat.

    6.Add 4 or 5 TBS of fish sauce and drizzle a few drops of sesame oil before serving.

    I’m going to post all written recipes in my blog soon. It takes time to watch my own video and write it down. : )

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  3. Hello Maangchi!

    I love your podcasts. It’s really nice that your sharing us your recipes. I love Kimbap and I’ve tried making it but I can’t seem to perfect the way to slice it. On your podcast, you’ve put some sesame oil before slicing, right? So I guess that made it easier plus a very good knife. Hehehe! :)

    Keep making podcasts. I’ll be visiting your website every time now that I found it.

    Btw, do you have a recipe for “birthday soup”… I don’t know I just saw it from Kim Sam Soon (the Korean comedy drama) and I would like to try it if you can teach me.

    Well, thanks in advance and great job!

    Best Regards,
    Jo Rose

  4. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,077 comments

    Hi, anonymous,
    for the radish strips side dish, I always add garlic. Don’t ask me why. That’s my recipe! If you don’t like to use garlic, skip it then

  5. Hi Maangchi,

    Thank you for your help in this radish side dish!

    Why put garlic in it? How about no garlic? because it will influence the flavor~

  6. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,077 comments

    If you can’t find dried squid strips to make “Ojingeochae Bokkeum”(dried squid strips side dish), you can cut the whole dried squid into thin strips by using scissors. No knife!

  7. Hi Maangchi,

    I wish to cook Ojingeochae Bokkeum but I can’t get dried squid strips where I live. Is there a possibility where I can cut the dried squid like you cut the live squid? Thks.

  8. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,077 comments

    You are an open minded person! Yes, all we should respect other cultures. Your korean friends said that you are like more korean than they are? : ) funny!

  9. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,077 comments

    My mother always says I should eat something for breakfast. When I visited her last time, I woke up in the early morning with noisy sound, which was from my mother and sister’s huge breakfast. I was suprised to see they were wrapping rice in lettuce, fish, and soup in such early morning!

    I teased them how loud noise coming out from their chewing food. My mother said,”Breakfast is important, you should eat something”, but now she seems to give up persuading me to eat breakfast. She makes coffee for me while she is eating heavy breakfast. : )

    Anyway, “Bossam (meat and marinade cabbage)”, your request is accepted. I will inclde your request in the list of my upcoming videos. Thanks a lot.

  10. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,077 comments

    Hi, You almost got the recipe by tasting and looking at the radish side dish. It’s very easy.
    1. cut radish into thin strips and put some salt and mix it for 10 minutes
    2. Then remove the liquid from the marinade radish strips by squeezing
    3.Make sauce by mixing up sugar, vinegar, a little bit of hot flakes, and garlic
    4. Mix radish with the sauce
    That’s it!

  11. Hi,

    Oh. You only drink coffee for breakfast. You should have something to eat in the morning as breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day.

    By the way, do you know how to make bossam?? I tried this dish sometim ago and it was really delicious. I ate it with cabbage kimchi at a Korean restaurant. Is it difficut to make??


  12. Hello~

    I am very lucky to have stumbled upon your youtube and blog! I love korean food and culture (i’m chinese)…my korean friends in korea say I’m more korean than they are. -_- I wanted to thank you and say what a great job your videos are. It is very useful and inspiring. ^_^

    I will come here often. :D

  13. Hi Maangchi,

    I’ve had a very delicious side dish in a korean restaurant which is like sweet sour radish strips. It is maybe made of sugar, white vinegar (or apple vinegar??)…? Could you introduce us what’s the ingredients in it and how to make it? Thanks a lot!

  14. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,077 comments

    I’m sure you know : )
    It’s an apple!

    Anyway, Koreans usally eat rice and soup for breakfast. I don’t eat breakfast though. I drink coffee instead. : )

  15. Korean Breakfast Menu


    Do you have any easy recipes for breakfast? What do Korean have for breakfast usually? Appreciate if you are able to teach me easy to make breakfast that my husband can enjoy.

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