Edible seaweed for samgak-gimbap

Samgak-gimbap kim 삼각김밥용 김

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


triangular gimbap kimseaweed for samgak gimbapseaweed for samgak gimbap
gamgak gimbap setThis little kit came with the mold and the seaweed


Recipes that use seaweed for samgak-gimbap:



  1. Epicurean Adventure Minneapolis, MN joined 8/10
    Posted September 26th, 2010 at 8:53 pm | # |

    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.

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 11:37 am | # |

      Thank you for the good tips!

  2. KKVL Belfast, joined 4/10
    Posted April 30th, 2010 at 10:25 am | # |

    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
    Posted April 14th, 2010 at 8:52 pm | # |

    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!

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted April 16th, 2010 at 10:10 am | # |

      Thank you very much for your helpful information. I find the kim (seaweed) for samgak kimbap is not sold in many grocery stores in New York. $4.29 for 10 pieces is too expensive though. I hope some Korean grocery stores sell a larger package (30 pieces- 50 pieces) for cheaper price!

    • Robert New York City joined 11/11
      Posted March 23rd, 2012 at 1:08 am | # |
  4. Susie
    Posted October 27th, 2009 at 3:26 pm | # |

    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!!!

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted October 27th, 2009 at 6:00 pm | # |

      nice to hear that! Happy Cooking!

  5. park
    Posted August 28th, 2009 at 2:31 am | # |

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

    Thank you so much!

  6. Nicole
    Posted August 25th, 2009 at 9:02 pm | # |

    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
    Posted July 16th, 2009 at 3:18 pm | # |


    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
    Posted July 6th, 2009 at 1:32 pm | # |

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

  9. Anonymous
    Posted June 30th, 2009 at 3:56 pm | # |

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

    love your site, by the way!

  10. Renchidoodle
    Posted June 26th, 2009 at 6:55 pm | # |

    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!)


Leave a Reply