Posts Tagged “Korean”
Sweet soy sauce is a basic condiment throughout Asia, but is most common in China, Japan, and Korea. This is a basic staple I created to replace its commercially prepared counterpart, which is loaded with white sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and MSG. I’m sure traditionally prepared sweet soy sauce uses more wholesome ingredients, but unfortunately I’ve never found it. I like making my own condiments, because it allows me enjoy the foods I like, but without the junk.
To give the soy sauce its sweetness I use medjool dates. Dates are my go to sweetener.
Kim Chi is definitely an acquired taste. I love all things pickled, but it took me a few tastes to really enjoy kimchi’s flavor. It is a spicy fermented vegetable mixture, seasoned with garlic, ginger, green onion, and hot chile powder. The flavor of the ginger after the fermentation process is quite strong.
Kimchi is the staple condiment that completes a traditional Korean meal. When I use the word “complete,” it’s no joke.