Potato starch

Gamja-jeonbun 감자전분


Starch extracted from potatoes, it gives moistness and softness to many Korean dishes.

potato starch


Recipes that use potato starch (gamja-jeonbun):



  1. Simplygee Philippines joined 11/14
    Posted May 19th, 2015 at 4:41 am | # |

    Hello Maangchi~ can i use this potato starch in making tteokpoki? i can’t find a rice flour:(

  2. Maria1279 Philippines joined 10/12
    Posted October 22nd, 2012 at 3:20 am | # |

    hi is there any substitute for this like cornstarch maybe? Thanks!

  3. neplus United States joined 10/11
    Posted October 10th, 2011 at 9:33 pm | # |
  4. Simi-ka Germany joined 9/11
    Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 am | # |

    Can I use potatoe flour instead of potatoe starch for jajangmyun?

  5. Claudia
    Posted September 28th, 2009 at 5:54 am | # |

    Hello mangchii!
    I would really like to try this recipe but i would like to know if i can substitute the potato starch for corn starch or tapioca starch. THANKS :) :)

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted September 28th, 2009 at 6:42 am | # |

      Potato starch and tapioca starch are different. It depends on what you make.

  6. Pam
    Posted July 8th, 2009 at 7:51 pm | # |

    Hi Maangchi,
    May I ask you, the potato starch that sell in korean store, is it the same with “katakuri-ko starch” which is potato starch that use in japanese dessert recipe, for dusting (such as dusting the rice cake daifuku, the sweet rice cake that have red bean inside, and using katakuriko starch/potato starch for dusting out side)?
    When we do sweet rice ball with red bean inside (your recipe), Can we use korean potato starch for dusting rice cake instead of roast soy bean powder?

  7. sweetlife_211
    Posted June 20th, 2009 at 6:13 pm | # |

    hello- i really want to make one of your potato side-dish recipe but i couldnt find corn cyrup, can i replace with potato starch ?

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted June 20th, 2009 at 8:42 pm | # |

      no, no, no! You make potato dish which contains lots of potato starch in it, then add more starch potato to it? : )
      Just skip corn syrup and use honey or sugar.

  8. bobacha
    Posted February 25th, 2009 at 11:36 pm | # |

    Hi there – I just stumbled upon your great website last night when I was searching for jajangmyun recipe :)
    I already got most of the ingredients today – but I was wondering if I could substitute potato starch w/ either tapioca starch or corn starch?


  9. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
    Posted February 24th, 2009 at 12:22 am | # |

    I always get this at a Korean store, but I think you can get it at any store.

  10. xxMillieann85xx
    Posted February 23rd, 2009 at 6:54 am | # |


    can u buy this from an oridinary store?? or it has to be in korean store?

  11. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
    Posted September 8th, 2008 at 12:02 am | # |

    Did you get it at Korean grocery store? Then it must be potato starch powder. It’s translation mistake. I bought the same thing a while ago! It’s definitely potato starch powder.

  12. Jodi
    Posted September 7th, 2008 at 10:54 pm | # |

    Hi Maangchi,

    I accidently bought “Potato Powder” instead of starch (apparently I need to work on my Korean..), what can use it for?


  13. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
    Posted September 4th, 2008 at 9:43 pm | # |

    You can use potato starch for many dishes. It never goes bad, just keep it in an air sealed container to use next time. When you make stew, if you like to make your stew sticky, you can use it. Check out my black bean noodles recipe. I am showing how to use it.

  14. Hua
    Posted September 4th, 2008 at 8:24 pm | # |

    What can I make using potato starch.

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