Appreciation for Korean Seaweed Snacks and Dishes!

Appreciation for Seaweed!

Seaweed is a specific food that can take various forms in Korean snacks and cuisine. It can be a delicious addition or a central part of different Korean dishes. There are multiple ways to enjoy the flavorful seaweed, like Korean seaweed snacks and more! 

Korean Seaweed Snacks and More!

Seaweed Snacks Korean Varieties


This is gim bugak, Korean seaweed chips. They are fried Korean seaweed paper coated in glutinous rice paste and sesame. The Korean seaweed snack is a savory and crispy side dish. People usually serve it as a dish to eat with beer as well.

Next up is a packaged seaweed snack similar to gim bugak. The Korean seaweed snack gives off a crispy texture. The piece of seaweed is coated on one side with rice pops or rice pops and almonds. They have the original seaweed chips that mostly resemble gim bugak. There is also one where the Korean seaweed is on top of a piece of fish.

There are also many different seaweed-flavored Korean chips, so this seaweed snacks Korean list is limited. It is common to find seaweed-flavored Korean snacks out there!

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Korean Seaweed Soups and Salads

Korea seaweed soup, also known as miyeok guk, is traditionally eaten on birthdays or after giving birth because of its health benefits. The soup comes with a few ingredients and is rich in iodine and calcium.

You can enjoy Korean seaweed snacks from our Doshirak Lunch Box Korean snack box! You can enjoy the flavorful seaweed by creating your Korean lunch box meal. Or, you can eat it as it is!

Seaweed like the one above can be used as a side dish with rice or eaten as a Korean seaweed snack. Either way, the seaweed is a delight to eat.

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This is called miyeok-muchim, Korean sweet & sour seaweed salad. It's sweet, salty, sour and slightly spicy, very appetizing. I could just eat this with rice! It's easy and very healthy too. You can also make it in advance, it keeps well in the fridge for days! 😋 1)Soak dried miyeok (or wakame in Japanese) 2)Blanch in boiling water for 30s, drain 3)Rinse under cold running water, squeeze dry, chop to bite size 4)In a large bowl, toss chopped seaweed with vinegar, soy sauce, honey, chili pepper flakes, onions and chopped garlic 5)Drizzle sesame oil and sprinkle sesame seeds before serving. . . . . #seaweedsalad #wakame #miyeokmuchim #chefathome #sgfoodie #koreanfood #vegansalad #veganfood #inmykitchen #미역무침 #plantbasedfood #凉拌裙带菜

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Koreans also have a seaweed salad. The one above is called miyeok -muchim, a sweet and sour Korean seaweed salad made primarily of seaweed and different sauces. It is tossed together, and "Voila!" we have an excellent dish many eat in the late spring until summer to cool off.

Overall, this list of appreciation for different Korean seaweed snacks and dishes can go on forever. There is a considerable range of seaweed-flavored food and incorporated dishes, but despite what form, seaweed always seems to satisfy. It's one of the most versatile additions and parts of Korean culture!

Written by Catherine Tai

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