Water dropwort

Minari 미나리

water dropwort

Water dropwort has crisp stems and leafy tops and an herbal flavor; it’s sold in the vegetable section of Korean grocery stores. Fresh minari is not always available, so when I see it, I buy it straight away. It wilts quickly, so be sure to use it within a few days.


minari (water drop wort: 미나리)

Wrap the minari in a sheet of newspaper or paper towels, put it in a plastic bag, and keep it in the refrigerator until ready to use.



Recipes that use water dropwort (minari):



  1. kfishing United States joined 9/12
    Posted September 11th, 2012 at 8:39 am | # |

    Hi maangchi,

    I am wondering it Chinese celery is the same thing or can be used as a sub in the spicy fish and seafood soup you have made. I have not been able to find this water dropwort. Thank you so much!

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted September 11th, 2012 at 11:28 am | # |

      Chinese celery sounds great to me. And Chinese basil will also work well.

      • kfishing United States joined 9/12
        Posted September 11th, 2012 at 10:15 pm | # |

        Thank you i found the water dropwort in my store it was called Minari. I found it by staring at the picture you posted for like 10 min and then went back to the store and found it!

  2. Linkelbell Simgapore joined 11/10
    Posted September 10th, 2012 at 10:40 am | # |

    Hi, Maangchi,
    I can’t get water dropwort and Ssukgat in singapore, Is there any herbs or veggi I can substitute for water dropwort and Ssukgat???

  3. lily
    Posted July 13th, 2009 at 10:19 pm | # |


    돌미나리는 영어표기가 어떻게 되는지 궁금해요. 아시면 알려주세요!

  4. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
    Posted February 24th, 2009 at 12:07 am | # |

    hehe, just skip it then. It will still be delicious!

    • boaz_kim joined 4/10
      Posted April 7th, 2010 at 6:14 am | # |

      hi good day!im one of your fan in youtube i learned
      a lot of korean food bcoz of you!and i want to thank you so much for your helpful site! i just want to ask about if i can make a sidedish out of waterdropwort
      please im looking forward to read your answer soon!More power! Thank you so much

  5. Marc
    Posted February 22nd, 2009 at 9:23 pm | # |

    Hi Maangchi,
    I would like to make maeuntang. What can be used in place of minari?

    Thank you for the recipes!

  6. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
    Posted February 18th, 2009 at 1:35 am | # |

    I don’t think so. Chinese parseley and minari are different. I think you can find “water dropwort”(minari) at a Korean grocery store.

  7. Sagua
    Posted February 17th, 2009 at 4:16 am | # |

    Hi Maangchi,

    I wanted to make Spicy Fish soup and wonder whether Minari refers to Chinese Parsley? Is it a very fragrant plant used widely by Vietnamese?


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