jaekoh's comments

"Kandracar, My assumption is going to be that it should be fine to use this but since the veggies look like they're frozen(?) they might not taste the same. This package does say it's for the same recipe... but I always try to go for the fresh ingredient route."
in Ginseng chicken soup (Samgyetang) — Aug/15

"uh. this is rather really late to be replying to this... i suppose that it could be either. from what i read recently, most food manufacturers don't have the expiration dates exact down to science. rather, they mostly copy other manufacturers who manufacture same/similar items. I've seen expiration dates on my seaweed stems go almost a year. On the other hand, they do taste a bit funky but I've had them since i was young. If you didnt get sick, it was probably okay? haha"
in Sautéed sea plant (Miyeokjulgi-bokkeum) — Nov/13

"gel_khj06, I was in the Philippines last year in December and saw quite a few Korean restaurants as well as Korean Markets (mostly mini) (Don't ask what city and area etc etc, as I was there to visit a friend in the general Manila area - I have no idea where I was at any given time). When you go in, ask if they have go-choo-jang. If they do not carry it, they will surely know where to obtain them, as Koreans do not live without hot pepper paste. Trust me. As for substitutes, probably not."
in Traditional-style spicy braised chicken (Dakbokkeumtang: 닭볶음탕) — Nov/13

"mflor, if you followed the recipe exactly, i would guess that the store-bought kimchi were salty (they are often salty and flavorless)."
in Grandma style kimchi pancake (Kimchijeon) — Nov/13