Apple vinegar is made from apples and has a yellowish color. It is very popular, partly due to alleged beneficial health and beauty properties. We use both brown rice vinegar and apple vinegar interchangeably for Korean cooking.
Frying mix is one type of flour Korean people use for fried foods. As the name says, it’s already mixed with various ingredients for making frying batter. Simply mix this powder with some water. I usually use a mix of half frying mix and half normal flour for my frying since it tastes better that way.
In South Korea, kamaboko is called either eomuk (어묵) or odeng (오뎅). Eomuk can be boiled on a skewer in broth, and it is often sold on the streets of Korea. They can be eaten with alcoholic beverages, especially soju, similar to the function of hot dog stands in other countries. The broth is sometimes given to the customer in paper cups for dipping and drinking. An alternate preparation is called Hot-Bar, which is a deep-fried variation. It consists of eomuk along with various vegetables, served with different kinds of sauces or condiments such as ketchup. Eomuk is different from kamaboko.
Southeast Asian fish sauce is often made from anchovies, salt, and water. It is often used in moderation because it is intensely flavored. Anchovies and salt are arranged in wooden boxes to ferment and are slowly pressed, yielding the salty, fishy liquid. In Korea, it is called aek jeot, and is used as an ingredient in Kimchi (usually from myul chi, or kanari, meaning anchovies), both for taste and fermentation. Sae woo jeot (shrimp) is also popular as side sauce.
Cellophane noodles (also known as Chinese vermicelli, bean threads, bean thread noodles, or glass noodles) are a type of transparent Asian noodle made from starch (such as mung bean starch, potato, or canna starch) and water. They are generally sold in dried form, boiled to reconstitute, then used in soups, stir fried dishes, or spring rolls. Cellophane noodles are generally round, and are available in various thicknesses. Wide, flat cellophane noodle sheets called mung bean sheets are also produced in China. Cellophane noodles should not be confused with rice vermicelli, which are made from rice and are white in color rather than clear.
In Korean cuisine, glass noodles are usually made from sweet potato starch and are called dangmyeon (당면; literally “Tang noodles”; also spelled dang myun, dangmyun, tang myun, or tangmyun). They are commonly stir-fried in sesame oil with beef and vegetables, and flavoured with soy and sugar, in a popular dish called japchae. They are usually thick, and are a brownish-gray color when uncooked.
JapChae, Dumpings, Frying Snack, and so on
Keep in the cabinet.
- Short Korean lesson: *^^*
DangMyun (당면)=Cellophane Noodles