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Stocking a Korean Pantry

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Cuisine: Korean

Although Korean cuisine includes a wide array of fascinating ingredients from spices to pickles, a few well chosen items will enable you to pull off an authentic Korean meal. Among them, the most important are: short grain rice, ginger, garlic, scallions, soy sauce, sesame oil, Asian fish sauce, rice wine vinegar, chili garlic sauce, a spicy red pepper paste called gochujang, and of course, kimchi, the ubiquitous spicy fermented cabbage.