Muk (food)

For the other uses, see Muk (disambiguation).

A plate of dotorimuk muchim
Korean name
Revised Romanization muk
McCune–Reischauer muk

Muk or mook is a Korean food made from grains, beans, or nut starch such as buckwheat, sesame, and acorns and has a jelly-like consistency. Muk has little flavor on its own, so muk dishes are seasoned with soy sauce, sesame oil, chopped scallions, crumbled gim (Korean laver), and chili pepper powder, and mixed with various vegetables.[1]


There are several types of muk:[2]

Muk dishes

Memil muksabal

See also


  1. 1 2 (Korean) Muk at Encyclopedia of Korean Culture
  2. (Korean) Muk at Britannica Korea
  3. "황포묵(노랑청포묵)" (in Korean). RDA. Retrieved 2013-04-12.
  4. VANBUSKIRK, M. D., J.D. (1923). "SOME COMMON KOREAN FOODS". Transactions. Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch. XIV. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
  5. "Muk- Typical Korean Jelly Food". Digital Chosun. 2001. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  6. (Korean) Dotori mukmuchim at Doosan Encyclopedia
  7. (Korean) Tangpyeongchae at Encyclopedia of Korean Culture
  8. (Korean) Mukjangajji at Doosan Encyclopedia
  9. (Korean) Muk jeon at Doosan Encyclopedia
  10. (Korean) Muksabal, The Academy of Korean Studies
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