This is fermented soybean paste it is called “CheongGukJang” in Korean. It is stinky when you cook it, but it is very delicious and healthy. Once you are accustomed to the taste, you will be addicted to it.
Mung bean jelly, called “CheongPoMuk” in Korean, is a good diet food because it is low in calories. As the name implies, it is a jelly made with mung bean starch. You can use it in a delicious salad or soup. For people who cannot get this mung bean jelly in a store, I will show you how to make it from a scratch. 🙂
Yield: 3 Pounds
Acorn jelly, called “DoToRi” in Korean, is a popular Korean ingredient. As the name implies, it is a jelly made with acorn starch. It is a firm jelly, very similar to gelatin, but does not contain any animal products, which makes it good for vegetarians. Acorn jelly itself is a little nutty and bitter, so it is best to eat this with something else, rather than by itself. There are several very delicious Korean dishes using acorn jelly. I will introduce them one by one in the future. People believe that acorn jelly is a good diet food since it is low in calories. It is easy to find in Korea, so most people buy it from a grocery store, or when eating an acorn jelly dish in a restaurant. However, the only thing I can find in America is acorn starch. It is nice to share this homemade acorn jelly recipe with others who, like me, cannot buy pre-made acorn jelly. Try it someday.
Yield: 3 Pounds
Salted shrimp, called “saewujeot” in Korean, is usually used in making kimchi. It can be used for flavoring in other dishes too. It is just salted and fermented small shrimp. You can buy them in a Korean or Asian grocery store.
Keep in the refrigerator.
Liquid with shrimp