Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

Curry Research: Korea

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Much like Japanese curry, Korean curry differs from the other curries of Asia in that it is made from a commercially prepared mix or flavoring agent. The most popular brand is Ottogi, highly condensed chunks of curry-flavored bouillon that resemble chocolate bars, available in hot, medium, and mild degrees of spice.

A Korean curry dish typically contains some kind of meat as the main ingredient, along with a variety of vegetables including carrots, potatoes, onions, celery, and green beans. And as one might guess, Korean curry is served with a generous portion of kimchi on the side.