Korean Food Vocabulary

As a follow up to our Chinese food vocabulary post, let’s learn some Korean food vocabulary!

  • Food = 음식 (eumsik)
  • Rice = 밥 (bap)
  • Vegetables = 야채 (yachae)
  • Meat = 고기 (gogi)
  • Seafood = 해산물 (haesanmul)
  • Soy sauce = 간장 (ganjang)
  • Soup = 국 (guk)
  • Dumplings = 만두 (mandu)
  • Chopsticks = 젓가락 (jeotgarag)
  • Noodles = 국수 (gugsu)

Do you know any Korean words? Let us know!

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

Beyond KBBQ: Common Korean Foods

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Korean BBQ has taken the US by storm, and for good reason: it’s amazing! However, there’s a whole world of Korean food outside of BBQ. Let’s learn about some common Korean dishes!

Bibimbap

Bibimbap is a simple but delicious meal: white rice topped with sautéed vegetables, fried egg, and gochujang. It’s colorful, healthy, and contains a wide variety of different flavors to dazzle your tastebuds!

Tteokbokki

Tteokbokki are Korean spicy rice cakes. The soft, chewy texture pairs well with the heat of the chilis in the sauce. Make sure you have some water on hand when you eat this one!

Jjajangmyeon

Jjajangmyeon is another classic Korean favorite. It’s noodles topped with black bean sauce, pork, and zucchini. This one is sure to satisfy even the biggest of appetites!

Budae jjigae

Budae jjigae, or “army stew,” is a Korean hot pot dish with spicy chili broth, ramen noodles, Spam, sausage, tofu, kimchi, mushrooms, onions, and cheese. It’s a hearty stew meant to fill you up and keep you warm.

Mandu

Mandu are similar to gyoza and potstickers: tender dough wrapped around a meat or vegetable filling, dipped in a dipping sauce. This dish makes a great appetizer.

Have you tried any of these Korean foods before? Which one would you like to try first?

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

Bibimbap

We hope our giveaway participants are enjoying their sauces! In case you need some ideas on how to use them, here is an easy way to use Gochujang. You can skip the paste mixing step since our Gochujang is a ready-to-use sauce. Enjoy!

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or kkhov@wnfoods.com.

What would you choose?

If we could manufacture any sauce for you, what would you choose? Let us know in the comments!

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Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or kkhov@wnfoods.com.

Globalization & Food Trends

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Globalization is one of the most powerful forces in the modern world. Thanks to the Internet and the ease of transportation, people all around the world are more interconnected than ever. With this comes an exchange of cultures, including language, behaviors, beliefs, and of course… food!

So, how does this affect food trends in the USA?

According to Datassential (a company that analyzes national food trends), the overarching concept of “ethnic food” is becoming obsolete. Foods once considered “exotic” or “foreign” are becoming less intimidating as consumers are introduced to more and more different types of cuisines and expand their tastes.

It is not surprising, then, that one of the hottest trends in the National Restaurant Association’s 2016 Culinary Forecast is ethnic condiments. Consumers opened their minds (and mouths) and found sriracha sauce, which skyrocketed in popularity and became a common sauce in restaurants and households alike. Now they’re looking for more. One of the biggest contenders for the next sriracha is gochujang, which Wing Nien is developing as we speak!

Wing Nien is still working on this sauce, trying to ensure that it’s the best that it can be. However, we will soon be offering samples to any of our readers who are willing to provide us with feedback. If you’re interested in trying some of our delicious sauces, keep an eye out for an announcement soon.

For inquiries about working with us, or where to find our sauce, please call or e-mail us at (510) 487-8877 or kkhov@wnfoods.com. Thank you!

Ddukbokki

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Feeling hungry after reading our gochujang article? We recommend trying this simple but delicious ddukbokki (Korean spicy rice cake) recipe from Kimchimari. Enjoy!

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your gochujang sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or kkhov@wnfoods.com.

Gochujang

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Hot sauce lovers, meet gochujang!

This spicy sauce has recently been blazing a trail for itself among Asian sauces in the US, often drawing comparisons to sriracha sauce. However, it is so much more than just sriracha’s Korean cousin. Gochujang has been an important part of Korean cuisine for over a thousand years. The process begins with a mix of gochu (a Korean red chili pepper), glutinous rice, soybeans, and salt. The mix is then fermented for years in earthenware pots.

It may sound long, but once you try gochujang, you’ll know the wait was worth it! The result is a uniquely complex combination of heat, sweetness, and umami. It’s a taste so delicious and versatile that you can use it on anything: meat, vegetables, rice, soups… the possibilities are endless. On top of that, it’s healthy! Gochujang contains so many great nutrients and vitamins that it has been internationally recognized for its health benefits.

We bet you’re pretty excited about gochujang now. Here at Wing Nien Foods, we are too! That’s why we’re working on our own gochujang sauce. It’s still in development, but rest assured, we’re creating something really tasty and authentic for you.

For inquiries about working with us, or where to find our sauce, please call or e-mail us at (510) 487-8877 or kkhov@wnfoods.com. Thank you!

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Korean Chicken Wings

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Feeling hungry after reading our Korean wing sauce article? Ready to experience the delicious crunch and spiciness of Korean wings? We recommend trying this recipe from the wonderful Maangchi!

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your Korean wing sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or kkhov@wnfoods.com.

Korean Wing Sauce

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It’s time to put down the buffalo sauce and step up your chicken wing game! Give your wings a spicy kick, Korean style.

Korean wing sauce draws from traditional Korean ingredients to create a more complex taste. Instead of plain hot sauce, this sauce gets its heat from gochujang, or fermented red chili paste. Mustard, garlic, ginger, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil are also added to the mix. The result is a distinct, delicious flavor that neither you nor your tastebuds will forget.

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your Korean wing sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own teriyaki sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or kkhov@wnfoods.com.

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