This ground mugwort powder is used in many rice cake recipes like ssuk injeolmi.


Sagebrush (mugwort)

Even though it says “sagebrush powder” on the package, don’t be fooled! It’s mugwort powder!

Recipes that use mugwort powder (ssukgaru):


  1. KrynauwOtto2 Pretoria, South Africa joined 9/13 & has 54 comments

    Hi Maangchi,
    How can I make mugwort powder?

  2. Tokki266 Sydney NSW joined 4/13 & has 1 comment

    Interesting thing is when i have some spare mugwort powder i actually mix this with water to make a paste and apply it as a face mask i find it works well. But i mainly use in cooking it has a bitter flavour : ))))

  3. Toto Bonn, Germany joined 6/10 & has 37 comments

    Hi Manngchi
    Do you know how to make the mugwort soup?
    Is it called ssook guk? :)
    Thank you

  4. Sylvia joined 9/08 & has 78 comments

    Upon further review, I am sure suk, is mugwort.

  5. Sylvia joined 9/08 & has 78 comments

    Hi Maanchi,
    I am doing some research for my Korean friend. She found wild Suk on
    the hillside and wants to know the English name. I think it is mugwort, (Artemisia Vulgaris)

    But then, I see something offered by Kitazawa Seed Co. that is “water dropwort”, (Oenanthe crotata)
    they also call it Korean Minari.

    In reading about both I think they look similar and both have medicinal uses. Which is it that my friend calls suk?

  6. which company sells mugwort powder? in europe?

  7. drinks&teas& has 1 comment

    Is there any recipe of making soohk (mugwort) shakes or fruit drinks? any suggestions?

  8. Kyung Hee Yoon& has 1 comment

    We have fresh mugwort growing in our garden, and I’d like to make mugwort rice cake. Please show the recipe in your next your Youtube.

  9. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,045 comments

    How about using roasted green bean powder or even green tea powder? Don’t forget to mix it with sugar before dipping the ricecake balls.

  10. rosellearmada& has 1 comment

    Hi, found your website while surfing. found many of your recipes quite interesting. great that you take time to respond to every query. I’m interested in sagebrush powder but i don’t think it’s available here in Manila (i’ve seen a few korean stores here). Can you suggest any substitute ?

  11. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,045 comments

    I assume you are talking about
    sweet rice flour or powder. Yes, you can.

  12. Hi MAANGChi,

    i am wondering can i add the sagebrush powder to the flour in it while making the rice cake like mochi?

  13. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,045 comments

    It tastes a little bitter and smells like herbs. It’s also called mugwort. Thanks!

  14. What does sagebrush powder taste like? is it sweet?

  15. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,045 comments

    Thank you for your information.
    I used “ssook (mugwort) powder” in my gyung dan video, not “Sook Got”. They are different vegetables. : ) When I use it in my upcoming cooking videos, I will use the information that you provided. Thanks a lot.

  16. Maangchi,

    I think the english name for sook gaht is crown daisie, or garland chrysanthemum, the scientific name is Chrysanthemum coronarium. I cannot stand the stuff raw but love it cooked. Thanks for all the recipes and good job. It must be a lot of work but I wanted to know how much enjoy your work.

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