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. ChristinaR Boston, MA joined 3/20 & has 1 comment

    Hi Maangchi! I am new to cooking Korean food. I got your latest cookbook and have made so many recipes this week, and they are all SO delicious! We love your videos too =) I am wondering why you prefer the matte bowls to the shiny ones–how do they affect the cooking? Thanks, Christina

  2. Choden Delhi joined 9/19 & has 1 comment

    Hello Maangchi, i wanted to buy this earthware here in India . I found one in a korean grocery store, but it is without the lid. Is it good to buy that. The shopkeeper is not much aware as to lid come along and if i can use it over the gas stove.

    Please advise

  3. Miesa San Diego joined 10/14 & has 2 comments

    Hi Maangchi,
    I bought a Ttukbaegi 뚝배기 yesterday to replace an old one that had cracked.
    When I got home I realized it was made in China instead of Korea. Do you think it makes a difference?

  4. aaronf4242 North Carolina joined 10/18 & has 3 comments

    Maangchi, can you use this type of bowl to cook with on a glass top stove? Not induction, but still glass top. Will it scratch or damage the stove? Or affect how the food cooks?

  5. sunmee85 Maryland joined 12/16 & has 4 comments

    Maangchi, my mom told me I shouldn’t clean these earthenware bowls with soap like I do with regular dishes, because it’s porous. What’s an easy way to clean them? When I make steamed egg, it’s taking a long time to scrape off the egg stuck to the sides (with my fingernails!) and bottom when I wash with water.

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,047 comments

      Your mom is right, don’t use soapy water to clean these. I usually use hot water to clean, but when I cook some greasy stuff I use coffee grounds, it works perfectly. If I have some burnt stuff on the bottom i scrub it with a wire scrubber, then it’s gone quickly.

  6. Reed422 Boston, MA joined 2/18 & has 1 comment

    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?

  7. RuthC Colombia, South America joined 6/17 & has 8 comments

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

  8. xilian27 NC joined 9/17 & has 1 comment

    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!

  9. bharri Sunnyvale joined 3/17 & has 2 comments

    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..

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  10. Malaysia joined 6/16 & has 1 comment

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

  11. Catherinejoan Flower Mound, Texas joined 5/16 & has 2 comments

    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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  12. sansan joined 5/15 & has 3 comments

    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?

  13. samisoam United States joined 2/15 & has 1 comment

    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?

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