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  • in reply to: “sesame oil” vs. “toasted sesame oil” #85041
    EvilGrin
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    Chung Jun One and Ottogi sesame oil is actually made in China. Get good Kadoya sesame oil from Japan. Kodoya has a nice strong flavor. Beksul brand is made in Korea if you really want Korean made.

    in reply to: Gochugaru pepper flakes #85040
    EvilGrin
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    Yes, i use that brand often but it is rather salty. Other brand have less salt but the Assi pepper flakes have a good flavor.

    in reply to: Postpartum Recipes #83864
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    in reply to: Korean Venison recipe/s #83739
    EvilGrin
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    Venison works very well for curry but it will require longer cooking. Venison bulgogi looks promising with a longer marinating time. If you can slice it thin while partially frozen normal marinating times might be enough for the better cuts.

    I would imagine a spicy venison yukgaejang would be just fine too.

    in reply to: Kimchi forgot rice porridge! #83723
    EvilGrin
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    I make kimchi all the time without the rice porridge. Works fine. I normally dont let mine sit out for longer than 3 days. Cooler room temperature will take longer. Then it goes in the fridge for at least a couple weeks before sampling it.

    Just make sure it smells sour before putting it in the fridge. After a month it starts getting much better but i like old kimchi best.

    in reply to: Rice question… #83165
    EvilGrin
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    Botan or Kokuho Rose with the pink label are reasonably good for Korean use. Both are a Calrose variety. Technically there is no such thing as sushi rice. Some brands might have that on the label but there at least 3 varieties you will see used for sushi in Japan. All are a true short grain. Calrose is a short grain hybrid.

    Koshihikari…..excellent short grain rice. Exports from Japan are super expensive. There are a few grown in California too.

    Hitomebore is another excellent short grain

    Akita Otome or Akitakomachi

    Kagayaki Select or Tamaki Gold are very good domestic Koshihikari types.

    in reply to: Jjamppong #82953
    EvilGrin
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    Gochujang will give it a different flavor because its sweet. Aleppo pepper would be a closer match but there is not a really good alternative to gochugaru. Korean pepper flakes are easy to find online but they do cost more online.

    in reply to: Extra Extra Hot Kimchi #82681
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    in reply to: Do you have any recommendations of fish sauce? #82449
    EvilGrin
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    3 Crabs is a very low end fish sauce.

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

    in reply to: Do you have any recommendations of fish sauce? #82341
    EvilGrin
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    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.

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

    in reply to: Vermicelli Cut Noodles #80933
    EvilGrin
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    Pre cook and use them like Lo Mein using pork and kimchi.

    in reply to: Side Dishes #80769
    EvilGrin
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    I like sour sides with sweet main dishes like Bulgogi.

    I like sweet sides like danmuji or Gobo/Ueong Jorim (braised burdock root) to go with spicy and/or sour main dishes

    Both go well with plain rice or somewhat neutral main dishes.

    Radish sides with yukaejang. Radish goes good with beef.

    in reply to: Does kimchi go bad? #80768
    EvilGrin
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    Just put it in a Mason jar in the fridge. I have not had any go bad yet once its sour. Bad bacteria pretty much wont grow in a low pH environment especially if there is minimal air space in the jar.

    in reply to: Does kimchi go bad? #80683
    EvilGrin
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    Ive had lots of kimchi that was over 6 months old. I never had it spoil in the refrigerator as long as it was sour first. My market sells 2yr old kimchi sometimes. Very hard to find and expensive.

    in reply to: Kimchi without green onions? #80578
    EvilGrin
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    Sure you can. Buddhist temple kimchi has no green onion or garlic in it.

    Onions, Garlic, Scallions, Chives and Leeks, “the five pungent spices” are forbidden for some sects. They’re said to lead to anger (raw) and passion (cooked), but the Buddhists add that their odors repel gods and attract hungry ghosts and demons.

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