About Korean Food
Banchan (반찬) are small side dishes served alongside cooked rice in Korean meals
This deep red spicy paste is also quite sweet and starchy.
Fish sauce adds the briny umami flavor in many dishes, especially kimchi. If you’re vegetarian, you can substitute soy sauce for fish sauce.
toasted sesame oil This fragrant oil is often added as the last touch to enhance the rich, nutty flavor Koreans call gosohan mat.