is a generic term referring to Korean dishes
made from grains, beans, or nut starch
such as buckwheat
, and acorns
, which have a jelly-like consistency. Such foods have little flavor on their own, so muk
dishes are seasoned with soy sauce
, sesame oil
, chopped scallions
, crumbled gim
(Korean laver), and chili pepper
powder, and mixed with leaf vegetables.
There are several types of muk
- Mukmuchim (묵무침), muk dish seasoned with ganjang (Korean soy sauce), sesame or perilla oil, finely chopped green onions, sesame seeds, and red chili pepper power. It can be mixed with sliced or shredded cucumber, and leaf vegetables, such as chopped lettuce, cabbage or napa cabbage. The dish can also be served with only crumbled gim (Korean laver) added as a garnish.
- Mukbokkeum (묵볶음), stir-fried muk dish
- Mukjangajji (묵장아찌), marinated muk in ganjang
- Mukjeonyueo (묵전유어) or mukjeon (묵전), made by pan-frying sliced muk that has been coated with mung bean starch.
- Muksabal (묵사발) or also called mukbap (묵밥), cold soup made with muk and sliced vegetables.