Kukmulmang 국물망

A basic Korean broth is made with dried anchovies and kelp, and is used to flavor many iconic Korean dishes (like sundubu-jjigae, for example). These little tea strainers are useful for keeping the anchovies together while you boil the umami out of them, so they don’t break up into the broth, which make it bitter.

These strainers are pretty cheap and can be found at most Korean grocery stores and some tea stores.


  1. Kandracar Mesa, Arizona joined 1/15 & has 4 comments

    I need help!!!
    HI maangchi, i bought my strainer in a korean grocery store but in the package said that contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, what do i do?

  2. ces_arg2012 mexico joined 1/13 & has 1 comment

    where I can get in mexico city! I know there are some markets Koreans could get thank you very much

  3. ViperineV United Kingdom joined 3/12 & has 1 comment

    Hi maangchi! I was wondering if this tea strainer is big enough? ->

    How big is yours diameter wise? I just cannot seem to find anything bigger that is not really expensive (at least 10 pounds and above). The one I bought was 5cm in diameter and way too small.

    I love watching your videos and when I saw the tea strainer, I thought “I absolutely HAVE to get one of those!”

  4. Hey maangchi. I was looking up your strainer and i found that it is called a tea infuser. I just wanted to let the other viewer know this as well. I love your cooking show and your food. Maangchi Fighting!!

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