Best Food Ingredients to Buy: Lee Kum Kee Minced Garlic

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I used to do a lot of cooking when I was living by myself, and Lee Kum Kee Minced Garlic was always the one ingredient I could not cook without. I cook a lot of Asian food, but whether I was making Japanese, Chinese, or Korean food, Lee Kum Kee Minced Garlic was a staple in all of them.

Garlic is one of my favorite ingredients in any type of dish, but peeling garlic is a tiring task. Not only does it take a lot of time, but it is also difficult to do really well (oftentimes when I peel garlic, some of the skin still stays on). I get really frustrated when I have to do it, and sometimes I just decide it is not worth the hassle.

If you use minced garlic though, you do not have to worry about this problem. LKK’s Minced Garlic comes in a jar, and the garlic is already cut into super small pieces. You simply have to pour it out and put it in whatever dish you want. It may not taste as good as fresh garlic, but it is still really good; considering it takes just a fraction of the time/effort of peeling fresh garlic, I 100% prefer it.

Unless you work in a fancy restaurant that requires using fresh ingredients, I think LKK is a perfectly acceptable substitute for fresh garlic. It is about $3-5 for a jar of it, and each jar can last about a month or so (it depends on how much you use, and how often you use it). The next time you are at the supermarket, I would highly recommend buying a jar!

LKK Minced Garlic Recommendation Rating: 3.5

1: Something worth checking out if you have time

2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone

3: Something worth prioritizing if interested

4: Something worth making time to check out

5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for


2 responses to “Best Food Ingredients to Buy: Lee Kum Kee Minced Garlic”

  1. […] a previous post, I wrote about Lee Kum Kee’s Minced Garlic. While that is my most commonly used ingredient when I cook, Gochujang Paste is a close […]


  2. that is a solid recommendation. don’t know what I would do without it!


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