For someone who putters alot in the kitchen, there are several ingredients that are always in my fridge and cupboard. Here are some of them:
Gochujang- Korean read chili paste (awesome for Korean style fried chicken recipes and a main ingredient in any Korean recipe)
Ssamjang- Korean seasoned bean paste (awesome for Korean soups and those ssam recipes)
Sesame Oil- if you want that awesome smell and taste. Use for soup, marinades and another mainstay in Korean recipes.
Canola Oil- best for frying and sauteing.
Del Monte Banana Catsup- has to be Del Monte.
Roasted Sesame Seeds- you can find these in alot of Korean groceries.
Fish Sauce- good ole’ patis!!!
Cinnamon-for those French Toasts that my kids love.
Japanese Mayo- for tastier sandwiches, rolls and dips
Mustard- someone in the family eats her hotdogs with this.
Banana Extract- great for teas and barley drink