Pine needles

Solip 솔잎

Korean cuisine has a strong tradition of foraging, and for some recipes we use pine needles for flavor and aroma. You can use whatever is available to you, where ever you can find it. I got mine in Central Park!


pine needles

pine needles




  1. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
    Posted February 19th, 2009 at 4:24 pm | # |

    Chapagetti is instant jjajangmyun. I have posted jjajangmyun recipe. I don’t know what the spicy egg stuff that you tasted. Please leave your question here so that someone else may give you better answer.

    • vivek india joined 5/12
      Posted May 18th, 2012 at 1:11 am | # |


      I just want to know from which type of pine tree you get these leaves mean to say there so many kind of pine trees like for white pine tree or red pine tree.

      And what is the name of flavor you get from these pine tree leaves.

      Waiting for your reply

  2. Alanna
    Posted February 19th, 2009 at 1:21 pm | # |


    Im somewhat korean and I love korean food. My mom is korean,she came from soul and when i was little she always made Chapagetti and this stuff i dont know what its called but it was spicy egg stuff that was a little bit watery and cold… do you know what im trying to explain? well if you do maybe you can give it to me and what the name is. Thank you soooo much!!
    from, Alanna

  3. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
    Posted November 8th, 2008 at 10:23 pm | # |

    Hi Elaine,
    Welcome to my website!

    I used these when I made songpyeon:

    We don’t eat these, we use them for flavour. I will probably use them in another recipe someday.

  4. Elaine
    Posted November 8th, 2008 at 8:05 pm | # |

    I discovered you on Youtube and have been using your tips and recipe as a base on my cooking. You can call me a fan of yours now :)

    I have a questions, how would you use these pine needles in a recipe? Can you please provide me with an example? :) Thanks!

  5. cindy menard
    Posted September 14th, 2008 at 1:26 pm | # |

    In my area, there are no pine needles.

  6. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
    Posted September 12th, 2008 at 10:17 pm | # |

    Just skip it then, no replacement for pine needles.

  7. Eleana
    Posted September 12th, 2008 at 9:45 pm | # |

    What replacement can we use if we cannot get pine needles?

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