Earthenware bowl

Ttukbaegi 뚝배기

Korean Earthenware Pots


These Korean earthenware bowls and pots are called ttukbaegi in Korean and can be used to cook many Korean dishes including sundubu, doenjang-jjigae, and samgyetang. They’re perfect for stews and soups because the stone retains the heat so the dish remains hot until you finish your meal.

Korean Earthenware Bowls

If I can find them, I prefer the ones that are matte, not shiny and glossy. A medium sized one (1½-quart) is big enough for most of your needs. Having a larger one around is nice for parties. You can cook Korean food without them, but they are suitable for the Korean style of eating and food culture so it’s worth seeking them out.

You should be able to find them in Korean grocery stores for less than $10 and as low as $4. You can find them on Amazon, too, but beware of high prices there!




  1. Reed422 Boston, MA joined 2/18
    Posted February 21st, 2018 at 10:35 am | # |

    Hmart seems to have these for about $6 near me but they’re made in China. Do you think the quality is going to be as good as the ones made in Korea?

  2. RuthC Colombia, South America joined 6/17
    Posted October 17th, 2017 at 1:37 pm | # |

    Hi, maangachi
    In your ttukbagegi bulgogi recipe what size is your Ttukbaegi?
    I appreciate your help

  3. xilian27 NC joined 9/17
    Posted September 27th, 2017 at 1:48 pm | # |

    I have a quick question do I have to season the pot first or can I start using it right away? Also, how do I go about seasoning the pot? Thank you so much and I can’t wait to start using it! Take care!

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted October 19th, 2017 at 10:04 pm | # |

      I usually don’t season it, I just start using it right away!

  4. bharri Sunnyvale joined 3/17
    Posted March 5th, 2017 at 7:23 pm | # |

    Hi Maangchi,

    I bought Earthenware bowl yesterday. I just want to ask if this can be use both on a top of electric coil.I have attached picture too..I am excited to use..

    See full size image

  5. [email protected] Malaysia joined 6/16
    Posted June 6th, 2016 at 8:55 am | # |

    Hi Maangchi.
    Can I use the earthenware pot on the induction stove? Can’t wait to try your sundubu jjigae soon.

  6. Catherinejoan Flower Mound, Texas joined 5/16
    Posted May 1st, 2016 at 6:14 pm | # |

    Hi Maangchi!

    I bought my first earthen bowl at Hmart yesterday. I just want to ask if this can be use both on a top electric stove and in the oven? I’m excited to use it for my Korean dishes!
    Thank you!

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    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted May 1st, 2016 at 10:04 pm | # |

      Yes, you can. Good luck!

    • sanne Munich joined 8/14
      Posted May 2nd, 2016 at 2:38 am | # |

      As Maangchi said!
      – Just don’t overheat it; medium high heat is best, and
      – Don’t put it on a cooking field that’s smaller than the lower diameter of the bowl – there the bowl might break! (But that last one should be in your hearth’s instruction manual, too.)
      Jjigae is so tasty made in one of those!

      By, Sanne.

      • Catherinejoan Flower Mound, Texas joined 5/16
        Posted May 2nd, 2016 at 9:23 am | # |

        Thank you! There is a manual but it’s all written in Korean so I can’t understand it. thank you for the information.

        • sanne Munich joined 8/14
          Posted May 2nd, 2016 at 10:07 am | # |

          You’re welcome! It took me years before I had the courage to try that out. Works nicely!
          One more thing: If you have bought the plastic-plate to put it on: Don’t heat that and don’t put it in the microwave, either! The bowl itself – no problem.

          Bye, Sanne.

      • zflorence Germany joined 9/17
        Posted September 21st, 2017 at 9:20 am | # |

        Hi Sanne,

        I’m living in Ingolstadt. Do you know where I could get these pots? I tried looking online, but they’re either too ex (on Amazon) or on a Korean language website which I do not understand a thing. :(

        Thank you so much in advance!

  7. sansan joined 5/15
    Posted May 16th, 2015 at 2:04 pm | # |

    Hi Maangchi, I got a earthen ware pot from Hmart; however, I am not sure if I got the right size you use in your videos. The person who works there said it is size 4. Is that a medium size or Should I go a size up? Also, all they have was a shiny finish, no matte. Is that ok? Why do you not recommend shiny/glossy finish?

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted May 18th, 2015 at 9:41 am | # |

      I have a few different size earthenware pots. “size 4” means it’s a 4 cup pot? “all they have was a shiny finish, no matte. Is that ok? ” yes, it’ll be ok.

      • sansan joined 5/15
        Posted May 24th, 2015 at 6:27 am | # |

        Thank you! :) I really enjoy your videos.

  8. samisoam United States joined 2/15
    Posted February 16th, 2015 at 12:37 pm | # |

    Maangchi, I can’t find this earthenware in Korean stores near me (Boston). Do you have any recommendations to buy online? I found some on Amazon but they cost around $50 for a large. HELP?

    • Lynnjamin New York joined 11/14
      Posted February 17th, 2015 at 9:54 am | # |

      Oh, that price is so high! I just looked and you are so right. They are charging 50 bucks for something that cost 7 or 8 dollars in New Jersey. I feel so sorry for the folks living so far away from the awesome Korean grocery stores we have here. Do you have any friends who live near an H-Mart who can buy one for you and ship it? There are H-Marts all over the place! And the earthenware pot is really sturdy and can handle being shipped if it’s packed well. It’s not heavy either. Those people on Amazon marking up the price so high and gouging the sincere population that just wants a simple clay bowl to make stew. How dare they!

    • Norskanza Des Moines joined 2/15
      Posted February 18th, 2015 at 12:13 pm | # |

      I found one at Koamart for less than $10 – but can someone verify that this is the same thing? The description says it is good for storing “cold” food, which makes me wonder if this is meant to be used on the stove or if it is actually something else:

    • PEMkid joined 6/15
      Posted June 16th, 2015 at 11:10 am | # |

      Hmart in Burlington

    • ddnorman Southern NH, USA joined 9/13
      Posted June 17th, 2015 at 8:36 pm | # |


      Try Chung Ge Oriental Market in Ayer MA. They don’t have a huge selection but they do have them at reasonable prices. They also have some hangari also. And the aluminum pots. I have a ttukbaegi and hangari from there! The owners are wonderful too.


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