Sesame oil - lovely golden nutty tasting oil used for cooking or as a dressing
Korean chilli powder - smokey, fruity sweet hot chilli
Kimchi - traditional Korean side dish of fermented cabbage and other vegetables with garlic, ginger and other spice
Dried shiitake mushrooms
Sweet potato noodles - traditional Korean noodles for Japchae (stir fried noodles)
What are we going to make with all of these fabulous ingredients?
Sauteed eggplant - eggplant with chilli, garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil and sesame seeds
Sweet potato noodles - noodles with garlic, shiitake mushrooms, soy sauce, sesame oil, onion, beef
Seasoned Tofu - stir fried tofu with sesame oil and sesame seeds, garlic, onions, chilli and soy sauce
Skewered beef - grilled beef marinated in garlic, sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil
Since I don't eat meat I'll swap the meat for either mushrooms or prawns and all we need now is a big bowl of rice, some kimchi and the ginseng drink and we're sorted for a traditional Korean meal.