- Volume 14 Issue 1
The texture describing terms used for the Korean staple foods, cooked rice, noodles and Kimchi, were surveryed by questionnaire. A total of 154 kinds of terms were collected from 68 answers, in which 95 words were found with definite textural meaning in Korean dictionaries. The terms were classified according to their physical properties by Szczesniak's method. The important textural properties of different types of Korean foods were pointed out by the frequency of mentioning and by the preference expressions. The representative Korean words expressing each textural property of different types of food were selected. The important textural properties for Korean were hardness, brittle-gumminess, chewiness, springiness, adhesiveness, particle size and shape, moisture content and fat content of cooked rice, chewiness, hardness, springiness, and particle size and shape of noodles, and hardness, brittle-gumminess, chewiness, springiness and particle shape and orientation of Kimchi.