Do you have any recommendations of fish sauce?

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  • #82340

    Tallyyujin
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    Hello friends and Maangchi,

    I am planning to make Makkimchi and Kkakduki (?) with Maangchi’s recipes on this coming Friday.
    I have two kinds of fish sauces.
    One is Kkanary fish sauce made in Korea, and the other is anchovy fish sauce made in Vietnam.
    What kind of fish sauce do you recommend to use Makkimchi?
    Or is it OK to mix them? Because the anchovy sauce is much bigger then the Kkanary sauce..

    Thank you!

  • #82341

    EvilGrin
    Participant

    The best is Redboat40n but its rather pricey for making kmichi. Fish sauce is made from anchovies.

    I like these for cheaper options

    MegaChef Premium fish sauce in the brown bottle if you can get it. (Thailand) http://www.megachefsauce.com/products_detail.aspx?id=2

    Chungjung One fish sauce from Korea. This is a surprisingly good cheap and natural fish sauce. They have 2 kinds so check ingredients. This one if just anchovy, salt and water.
    https://www.amazon.com/Premium-Anchovy-Fish-Sauce-Chung-Jung-One/dp/B00F0RDRW6?th=1

    New Town 60n is also very good but a bit more expensive. Very common at the better Asian markets too

    • #82438

      Tallyyujin
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      Thank you so much guys! Awesome!
      How informative they are!

      Actually I tried to make KKakduki and Makkimch yesterday using anchovy sauce and shirimp sauce which I bought from an asian market! (Sorry, I don’t know about English spells:()

      I will watch the video and try to use them later!

      I really appreciate it!!:)

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  • #82394

    LovePrayCook
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    Maangchi did a three-part video series on shopping in a Korean Market. It is very informative! Her favorite fish sauce has a drawing of 3 Crabs in a triangle on the label. It is excellent and reasonable. Check out her shopping videos! Here’s a link:

    How to shop at a Korean grocery store


    Look down the page to view videos! Very Helpful!!!

    • #82440

      Tallyyujin
      Participant

      Thank you so much! I will definitely watch this!!:)

  • #82449

    EvilGrin
    Participant

    3 Crabs is a very low end fish sauce.

    Ingredients
    Anchovy, extract, water, salt, fructose, hydrolysed wheat protein.

  • #82466

    MattWilsoner
    Participant

    cool!

  • #82473

    harveyleo
    Participant

    Thanks for sharing this with us I will definitely try this at my home.

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