Our personal favorite
[Sung Gyung] Green Tea Laver
We order Sung Gyung Green Tea Laver throughout the year. We think it's the best-tasting laver (gim) in Korea.
The gim is toasted crispy, lightly oil'd and seasoned perfectly. It reminds us of the gim that we grew up eating - the ones packed in our dosirak lunchboxes. Now, the name of this product is "Green Tea Laver" because a small amount of green tea extract is sprinkled into the laver mix. It's added primarily for health benefits, but you can neither taste nor smell the green tea. Rest assured, it has that classic gim flavor.
Note: The packaging may look outdated - in comparison to the gim made by large food conglomerates. That's because Sung Gyung is a smaller, regional manufacturer. What it lacks in creative packaging, it makes up with incredible flavor and texture. Best of all, they follow a make-to-order principle to ensure that customers get fresh laver.
This gim has a nice light, crispy texture. I enjoyed it with a bowl of rice for a quick meal. It tastes good on its own, too!
- Our #1 personal favorite brand for laver
- Seasoned with natural, sea-salt (including a touch of green tea extract)
- 14 individual packages (each package is a 1-person serving)
Seaweed (Laver), Corn Oil, Perilla Oil,
Sea Salt, Green Tea Powder (0.1%)
Expiration period: 1 year 3 months
Store in a cool, dry area
What to Make
Eat by itself
Eat with a bowl of rice
Garnish over dishes
About the Brand
Started in 1994, Sung Gyung is a regional company producing premium laver products. They have received HAACP certification.
How is Gim Made?
Korean Gim starts with harvesting edible seaweed (red algae). But not from any ocean! Gim is harvested specifically from the waters surrounding the Korean Peninsula, starting from late-December to mid-April.
The harvested seaweed is finely chopped and mixed into a large vat of water - like a soup. The soup mixture is then scooped over rectangular porous mats. The water passes through the mat and a thin layer of seaweed mix is left behind. This thin layer is baked at a high temperature (or sun-dried). Then seasoned with oil & salt and baked once more.
"Your child's a picky eater? Try Sung Gyung Gim... it works everytime!"
Korea! All products sold in Gochujar are made in Korea.
Yes, this laver is toasted and seasoned with oil & salt.
No, this is not the laver used for gimbap. For gimbap, you want laver sheets which are un-toasted and un-seasoned.
Yes, it's considered to be a healthy food. Gim is high in Vitamin A, B6, B12 and mineral salts (particularly iodine, iron). Plus it contains eight essential amino acids. But like everything else, eat in moderation and as part of a balanced diet.
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About The Brand
Sung Gyung is a regional company specializing in premium laver products. They have received HAACP certification. They follow a make-to-order strategy to ensure that all shipped products are fresh and of the best quality.