Asian chives

Buchu 부추

These tender shoots are sold fresh in Korean grocery stores. They have a bit of a garlicky kick and add flavor and color to many dishes in Korean cuisine. Scallions are an acceptable substitute, or the green part of green onions, or even spinach.

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Asian chives

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Recipes that use asian chives (buchu):

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35 Comments:

  1. farahaszar Indonesia, Surabaya joined 8/17 & has 3 comments

    hi Maangchi!
    just to make sure I buy the right thing… is this Buchu?


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  2. OhioMu Lancaster, OH joined 1/18 & has 3 comments

    I have much more buchu than I needed to make white kimchi. Is there a way to freeze it so I dont have to throw it away if I cannot use it up before it goes bad? I hate to waste food. Thank you!

  3. beckaivans joined 10/15 & has 21 comments

    Hi! I’m trying to grow my own garlic. As a kid we grew it, and we used the bulb, the greens, and even the flowers in different dishes. Can I use my garlic greens as a substitute for buchu in Korean recipes? I can’t find it anywhere, so I always use green onion, but since buchu is sometimes called garlic chives, I wonder if the taste is similar? Thanks!!!

  4. angelahappydot London joined 3/11 & has 2 comments

    can u use green onions instead of buchu? i have lots of green onions and they need to be used soon! let me know please!

  5. Han Su Rii Malaysia joined 10/10 & has 8 comments

    in my country its called ‘kucai’..i noticed there are 2 kinds of chives here, one with flower and one without flower.

  6. JC Malaysia joined 8/10 & has 2 comments

    This chives look like Gow Choy (Chinese Chives) or in Malaysia we call it Kucai. The older harvested plant has white color flowers.

    I am going to make Kimchijiggae tomorrow. Just got myself an earthen Korean pot, napa cabbage kimchi, radish kimchi, hot peper flakes and Gochujang paste from a little Korean town (Ampang) within our city. So I am checking Maangchi’s website to find out more recipes so I can have a Korean nite dinner tomorrow.

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