This seaweed comes in a special shape, and a special wrapper, designed for making samgak-gimbap.

triangular gimbap kim

seaweed for samgak gimbap

seaweed for samgak gimbap

Samgak kimbap set

This little kit came with the mold and the seaweed

Recipes that use seaweed for samgak-gimbap:


  1. Epicurean Adventure Minneapolis, MN joined 8/10 & has 30 comments

    What you can do if you can’t find special seaweed for samgak kimbap is this:

    Take the toasted laver you use for regular kimbap and cut in half.
    Then you just wait to wrap it until just before eating. I usually wrap mine in a plastic wrap and carry the laver in another zip-lock bag with me. That’s how I do it for Onigiri (which is like the Japanese version of samgak kimbap, but sometimes it doesn’t have the seaweed) too.

    It’s called Nori, or Sushi Nori in Japanese. When it’s pre-toasted, it’s called Yakinori or Yaki Sushi Nori. Sometimes I even buy packages of kim sometimes that are from Assi brand, but they have the Japanese name written in English Letters, and then they have Korean writing next to it.

  2. KKVL Belfast, joined 4/10 & has 15 comments

    I have trouble finding seaweed for samgak kimbap as well..i tried 2 asian supermarkets already and both do not have it. They only have the type for regular kimbap and sushi..

    there is another asian store but i don’t think i’ll have time to go there till after my exams..if i still can’t find them, looks like the chances of me trying to make samgak kimbap in belfast is quite bleak.. lol .. will have to wait till i return to malaysia XD

  3. Yanni NYC, USA joined 4/10 & has 1 comment

    Hello! :) I have finally found this seaweed for triangle kimbap. After searching many supermarkets including the korean supermarket in kway in NYC I have found it in a Japanese specialty supermarket. It is a different brand but you’ll definitely know it is for triangle kimbap when you see it. I found it at sunrise mart. It is at
    29 3rd Ave
    (between 10th St & 2nd Ave)
    New York, NY 10003.

    There is 10 pieces for $4.29
    Hope this helps!

  4. omg i love, LOVE ur recipes!! my mom is korean and she doesnt teach me any recipes, thats when i found you on the net. keep up to good work!!!

  5. 안녕하세요,
    I live in Fullerton, California
    I want to buy 삼각김밥용김..
    Where can I find it from nearest store?

    Thank you so much!

  6. If you do a google search for triangle nigiri mold or triangle Onigiri mold or triangle rice ball mold you will be able to find them. Now I wish I could find the wrappers. lol! ^_^

  7. Ashlyn& has 2 comments


    I love watching your cooking show on youtube. I love Korean food so much. I was wondering about this seaweed wrap. If both sides are covered in plastic, when do you eat the seaweed?

  8. wizzers& has 2 comments

    I wanna get it too ! I’m from Singapore .

    • Sandy Lao& has 2 comments

      Hello! Wizzers,

      My name is Sandy. I live in Thailand and do online selling all kinds of seaweed type including the onigiri one that you’re looking for. The product from Factory in Korea to the factory in Thailand. It is the same one shown in the picture. If you’re finding it you can get it on eBay at present. I do post it there. All the product of mine I got them directly from The factory. So all are fresh. Or contact me directly at

      Hope I will have an opportunity to service u.

      Best Regards,
      Sandy Lao

  9. yeah, i couldn’t find this either! i’m in the washington dc area.

    love your site, by the way!

  10. Renchidoodle& has 1 comment

    Hey Maangchi,
    I am not stalking you! But I’d like to know the store that you purchased these at? My sister is going to Manhattan in a few weeks and she promised to look for them if I told her where to find them! I have tried 5 Korean and Asian markets around here and no luck so far. I figured, why not get them from the source? (AKA- where Maangchi does!)

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