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Korean food gets its reputation as being packed with flavor because of the herbs and spices it traditionally features in its dishes.
Korean Flavor Stories
Explore easy ways to use these herbs and spices for delicious Korean flavor.
Crushed red pepper helps to amp up the heat of Korean cooking acting as a great complement to Gochugaru. Try McCormick Crushed Red Pepper.
An indispensable ingredient in Korean cooking, ginger brings bright, fresh, vibrant and spicy notes that are a great complement to the savory fermented ingredients commonly used. Try McCormick Ground Ginger.
Sesame seeds are a favorite in Asian kitchens and are especially popular in Korean marinades for beef or the popular Korean BBQ wings. Toast them first for a rich, nutty flavor in your dishes. Try McCormick Sesame Seeds.
Garlic is a very important ingredient in Korean foods. It is included as the base flavor for many dishes, most notably Korean BBQ. Try McCormick Garlic Powder.
Black Pepper features an intense woody-piney flavor that is hot and biting to the taste, adding bold flavor to Korean creations. Try McCormick Ground Black Pepper.
Chives offer a refreshing green punch to highly seasoned Korean food. Try McCormick Freeze-Dried Chives.
Onion is a popular ingredient in many Korean recipes. Its sharp flavor and aroma help build the strong flavors that are typical to Korean cuisine. Try McCormick Onion Powder.
Gochugaru helps give Korean cuisine its characteristic warmth without being overpowering. Red pepper gives a little lift to all of the other flavors commonly found in Korean cooking. Try McCormick Gourmet All Natural Korean Style Red Pepper.
Switch up some of the herbs and spices for a different take on your favorite dish.