Korean cooking ingredients

Hot pepper paste

Gochujang 고추장

It’s sometimes labeled as “red pepper paste” in English on the package. You can also make your own gochujang at home.

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Recipes that use hot pepper paste (gochujang):

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139 Comments:

  1. Belizecook Belize My profile page joined 9/14
    Posted September 10th, 2014 at 4:25 pm | # |

    Hi presently in Japan, and want to know what i should ask for if i want to buy hot pepper paste…help please//

  2. Aritosa NORWAY My profile page joined 6/14
    Posted June 5th, 2014 at 2:30 pm | # |

    Hello Maangchi! I must say I love your recipes very much^^ I would like to make ddeokbokki but the Asian store in my city only has one type of gochujang, which contains sprite. Is it possible to find gochjang (online) without the ingredient sprite? Also, how do you store gochujang?

    Thanks, and please keep up the lovely videos :)

  3. TheCurlyLady Big apple My profile page joined 2/14
    Posted February 5th, 2014 at 3:47 pm | # |

    Hi I wanted to know if there is any option to get the hot pepper paste -not hot at all?
    I love hot pepper but my man doesn’t .. He can not even tolerate even black pepper .
    I need help!
    And thank you for doing such a great job for all of us :)

  4. Krynauw Otto Pretoria, South Africa My profile page I'm a fan! joined 9/13
    Posted November 2nd, 2013 at 5:37 am | # |

    I love the smell of gochujang!!!

  5. danialaswad24 Malaysia My profile page joined 10/13
    Posted October 30th, 2013 at 9:05 am | # |

    do Red Chili Paste are available in Malaysia ???

  6. Ro Sri lanka My profile page joined 6/13
    Posted June 1st, 2013 at 10:04 am | # |

    Hi, I’m from Sri Lanka.. someone please let me know is there any way for me to buy these korean food ingredients in Sri Lanka?

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted June 1st, 2013 at 10:29 am | # |

      Hi,
      I found 2 Korean grocery stores in Sri Lanka through Korean website, but I found only their phone numbers. Please call the stores to ask the address please.
      1. K mart: 2507202
      2. IL-Mi Super (일미슈퍼): 5766434

      • anais mexico My profile page joined 8/13
        Posted August 16th, 2013 at 3:28 pm | # |

        Hi,
        i currently live in Mexico. I dont think i could find certain ingredients here. Is there any website to order from? Just so you know i just found this website and i love it thnkyou.

  7. Rempuii Lunglei My profile page joined 4/13
    Posted April 24th, 2013 at 6:46 pm | # |

    hiya,
    i would really like to try making korean dishes..but i dont know where i can find the ingredients like the hot pepper paste here in India..i checked out the list of grocery stores in India,but they’re all located in New Delhi..Do you know where i can find the above in Bangalore??…would really appreciate it!!

  8. twerpy cleveland, oh My profile page joined 11/11
    Posted October 11th, 2012 at 3:09 pm | # |

    Hi!

    I recently found out that I am allergic to wheat, and my soybean paste and gochujang all have wheat flour in them :((. Do you know of any paste brands that don’t use wheat flour?

    I love all your recipes, and want to be able to continue to eat delicious Korean food!

    Thanks in advance!!!

  9. manda indonesia My profile page joined 10/12
    Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 3:17 am | # |

    Hi..

    can i use this red pepper paste to make kimchi?
    thx

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted October 12th, 2012 at 8:08 am | # |

      I use hot pepper flakes to make kimchi. But some of my readers used gochujang and they said it was delicious, but i ever tried it myself.

  10. twolonew USA My profile page joined 2/12
    Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 1:42 pm | # |

    Hi Maangchi, Which brand is your favorite or would you recommend? Thank you!

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 10:45 am | # |

      I don’t have any particular brand that I prefer for hot pepper paste. All brands sold at a Korean grocery store are good. During my Gapshida trip, me and my meetup organizers went to a local grocery store to buy gochujang. No matter which brand I used, in any country, all the dishes turned out great.

  11. Hisoka Malaysia My profile page joined 11/11
    Posted January 15th, 2012 at 10:47 am | # |

    gosh, if in this case the one that i have is inedible!
    my cousin’s ex-housemate was a Korean gal and she left a box of gochujang in the refrigerato. my cousin dunno how to use and she gives it to me, but when i open, it’s black color!!!

  12. happystrawberrykiwi USA My profile page joined 12/11
    Posted December 3rd, 2011 at 3:09 am | # |

    Is there any way I can make my own gochujang?

  13. katytan philippines My profile page joined 11/11
    Posted November 26th, 2011 at 8:01 am | # |

    i had a tub of expired gochujang but it wasnt opened yet, expiration date was aug 19, 2011, can i still use it or should i throw it away…i really like to make the ddeobokki and it need this paste and there is no store here that i can buy the gochujang. What is the color of unexpired gochujang, is it same with hoisin sauce and it seems like it taste the same???

  14. coco Ohio My profile page joined 11/11
    Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 12:27 am | # |

    Hi Maangchi,
    I went to a korean restaurant recently and I ordered bibimbap. They served this with hot sauce and I loved it. I know the hot sauce was made with hot pepper paste, but I’m pretty sure there was something else in it too. Could you please give me the recipe for this korean hot sauce.
    Thanks,
    CoCo:)

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 11:12 pm | # |

      That’s pretty easy.

      I mentioned this before on my website, but sometimes gochujang is too thick so restaurants will thin it out with Sprite. So just add some Sprite to your gochujang and put it in a squeeze bottle.

  15. Pesandy Texas My profile page joined 9/11
    Posted September 25th, 2011 at 11:08 pm | # |

    Thank you so much for posting these pictures.
    I was looking for the hot pepper paste in the Asian Market by my house, and I used these pictures as a reference, but I couldn’t find it. Then I realized they sold it in a small bottle (similar to ketchup), and in fine print it said Hot Pepper Paste. So if you guys can’t find i right away, or the workers don’t know where or what it is, don’t give up hope!

    I don’t know how all stores shelf their products but our store had the hot pepper paste next to the soy sauces.

  16. JamieF New Zealand My profile page I'm a fan! joined 1/11
    Posted September 12th, 2011 at 11:28 pm | # |

    When I was in Korea I visited Seoil farms – they make all their own gochujang and doenjang in huge onggi in the traditional way. They store it for years and sell it in miniature onggi for the public (I bought some to take home to NZ). The taste is incredible – it has a depth of flavor you just can’t find in store bought gochujang – it was almost a fruity flavor. If you visit Korea I definitely recommend trying it.

  17. trisha singapore My profile page joined 8/11
    Posted August 17th, 2011 at 5:11 am | # |

    the one i bought taste like ketchup. is it suppose to be be that way?! i was a little disappointed =(

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted August 17th, 2011 at 8:54 am | # |

      oops! I think you bought wrong one.
      It sounds like it’s chojang. (mixture of vinegar and hot pepper paste). You can add it to hoedeopbap. In my hoedeopbap recipe, chojang recipe is posted, but you can use the one you bought instead. http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/hwedupbap

      I usually use chojang as dipping sauce for raw fish.

  18. fairygothmom Glen Cove, NY My profile page joined 1/11
    Posted March 19th, 2011 at 9:46 am | # |

    I bought the one in the first picture but it tasted like ketchup and wasn’t spicy at all for me. So how do the others rate in terms of heat and flavor? Yes, I could buy each to try until I find one I like, but my family’s finances are a bit tight for that.

  19. asiancut13 My profile page joined 6/10
    Posted June 23rd, 2010 at 2:18 am | # |

    Does the pepper paste, black bean paste, and soy paste ever expire in the fridge?

    • laniekay Richmond, Virginia, USA My profile page I'm a fan! joined 9/09
      Posted June 25th, 2010 at 8:27 am | # |

      I don’t have an official answer, but I’ve had both hot pepper paste and soy bean paste in my fridge for almost a year now, and they’re just fine!

  20. shaoen01 My profile page joined 6/10
    Posted June 16th, 2010 at 9:12 am | # |

    Is it possible to just use the Korean chilli powder instead of Chilli paste in some of your dishes? Would it still taste as good?

  21. kawaii_3star My profile page joined 5/10
    Posted May 19th, 2010 at 9:23 am | # |

    Hi! Is it possible for you to post up the translated list of ingredients in the Gochujang? I found it & wanted to buy it at the local korean grocery mart but the ingredient list was in korean. Was wondering if gochujang contains alchohol or any ingredients of animal origin?

    • Epicurean Adventure Minneapolis, MN My profile page I'm a fan! joined 8/10
      Posted September 6th, 2010 at 9:22 pm | # |

      Gochujang is vegan (No animal products) and alcohol free.
      The grocery store I go to has English ingredient labels stuck onto all the packages, so I can tell you what’s in it:

      Wheat flour
      Corn Syrup
      Red Pepper Powder
      Salt
      Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
      Glutinous (sweet) rice
      Sugar
      Rice Flour

      If you’re worried about MSG, you can probably try to look online for gochujang that doesn’t have it and order it, but it’s hard to find in stores.

      • mina denmark My profile page I'm a fan! joined 7/09
        Posted April 16th, 2011 at 5:41 am | # |

        unfortunately, i found out today that not all gochujang brands are vegan. my mother gave me one specially packaged for korean air and i noticed the ingredients were in english and included dried pollack extract and mixed seafood extract powder. so if you are a strict vegan, ask someone to be sure.

  22. Mochilatte My profile page joined 5/10
    Posted May 18th, 2010 at 6:21 pm | # |

    Hi Maangchi,
    I just found a tub of gochujang which I bought a few months ago, but it has expired (dec 2009). My question is, is it still ok to use it especially since it hasn’t been opened yet? Thanks!

  23. Lynn4949 Singapore My profile page joined 4/10
    Posted May 9th, 2010 at 12:20 pm | # |

    Hi Maangchi,
    I wanted to make the kimchi soup, so I went to the supermarket to buy the Red Pepper Paste. However. I found there are two types of paste, one is with the vinegar and one is without. Which type shall I buy? What can I make if I buy the vinegar red pepper paste? In the end I didn’y buy any cause I have some doubts about it. Kindly advise me. Thank you.

  24. Anni
    Posted December 10th, 2009 at 10:26 pm | # |

    Hi :) im just wondering how to make the spicy pork that i see in many of the triange kimbap. Do you use hot pepper paste with it? I couldnt find any websites on how to make it.. hehe thanks

  25. Van
    Posted November 30th, 2009 at 8:13 pm | # |

    Hi Maangchi,
    Do you have to keep gochujang in the fridge once you open it? and for doenjang? and jjajang?
    Thanks,
    Van

  26. Nunoo
    Posted November 22nd, 2009 at 8:08 am | # |

    Hi Maangchi,

    I’m Nunoo from Malaysia. I would like to know how do you make Chilli Paste. At my place its very hard to buy korean Chilli paste.

    Anyway, keep on posting a great korean recipes!

    Thanks,
    Nunoo

    :)

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted November 30th, 2009 at 8:20 pm | # |

      Someday I will show you how to make gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste). Thank you!

      • lewlegacy Paducah, Kentucky My profile page joined 11/10
        Posted December 5th, 2010 at 11:00 pm | # |

        my hot pepper powder arrives from hmart.com tomorrow.. i guess it would be possible to make red pepper paste from the powder without having to but and keep both on hand?

      • Han Su Rii Malaysia My profile page joined 10/10
        Posted January 13th, 2011 at 6:24 am | # |

        i’d like to know how to make hot pepper paste…i couldnt find korean hot pepper paste in malaysia. so i guess maybe i can make my own if u show me how :)they maybe are there in korean store in ampang (havent been there yet)but im not sure whether its halal or not.

  27. Keoni
    Posted November 16th, 2009 at 8:17 pm | # |

    Maangchi,

    I wanted to see if you know how to make gochujang from scratch? I would like to make it myself rather than having to buy it. My Imo always made her own and it was even better than store bought gochujang. She actually made a lot of her ingredients from scratch. She came from old country and grew up on a farm with no power. I have learned something things from her but since she is gone I am learning more from you. :-)I need to actually buy your books too.

    Thank you very much,
    진심으로 감사합니다

  28. Jean
    Posted November 8th, 2009 at 5:50 am | # |

    Hi, I live i Singapore, I can’t find a place which sells the hot pepper paste. I really love your recies and I tried doing the kimbap and it’s so successful! Thanks!

    • Jasmine
      Posted November 9th, 2009 at 11:26 am | # |

      Hi Jean! im from Singapore too! and i just bought my first hot pepper paste today! you can get them at SOL korean grocery mart..they have branches at cathay cineleisure B1, tampines 1 mall and novena square.

      They are sold in boxes similar to those shown in the pics. S$9 for a box of 500g. They also have korean rice cakes and red pepper powder and kimchi!

      Go get it soon!

  29. Nathalie
    Posted October 30th, 2009 at 9:13 pm | # |

    Hi Maangchi.
    I really love your blog.
    Korean food is one of my favorite,
    could you please tell me a good brand for gochujang and jiganjang.
    Also,do you guys usually use jiganjang on stir fried?

    Many thanks.
    best wishes,

    Nathalie

  30. Michelle
    Posted October 30th, 2009 at 1:59 pm | # |

    do you refrigerate the paster after you open it or can it stay outside? Thank you (^_^)

  31. Arrhythmia
    Posted October 14th, 2009 at 1:44 am | # |

    I live in The Netherlands and it’s very hard to find hot pepper paste. Is there a substitute for it? I want to make dduk bok gee, but can I use a different kind of paste? For example, is it okay if I use cayenne pepper paste instead of gochujang?

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted October 14th, 2009 at 7:51 am | # |

      Yes, there are Korean groceries there.
      http://www.maangchi.com/talk/topic/groceries-in-rotterdam-netherlands

      I don’t know what cayenne pepper paste tastes like, but try it out. Why not?

    • amiekim My profile page joined 10/10
      Posted October 18th, 2010 at 3:24 am | # |

      The red peppers used in gochujang are one of the mildest of all peppers. According to my tastebuds, they have a richer and more earthy flavor than other hot peppers. The mildness allows for you to use a lot of it and get the rich red color common to Korean foods, yet still have it be not too spicy. Cayenne has way more heat, but not as much as, say, habanero powder. Do not use cayenne as a substitute for gochujang or Korean red pepper powder.

      • lewlegacy Paducah, Kentucky My profile page joined 11/10
        Posted December 5th, 2010 at 6:53 pm | # |

        Agreed! Do Not use cayenne as a substitute.. I made that mistake.. YIKES!

  32. rose
    Posted October 2nd, 2009 at 11:47 pm | # |

    Hi,
    I accidentally bought hot bean paste instead of hot pepper paste.
    can i still make Hot and Spicy rice cake?

  33. Sandy
    Posted September 12th, 2009 at 4:57 pm | # |

    Hi, a while ago I bought some hot red pepper paste but the verson i got is roaster and its not as liquidy i was wondering if theres a difference, if i have to mix it with anything or not?

  34. rv65
    Posted September 9th, 2009 at 2:35 am | # |

    Taeyangcho gochujang is a good brand. Thats the brand I have. It’s made by another company but it’s red in color.

  35. Edward
    Posted September 8th, 2009 at 8:31 pm | # |

    Hi, I hope you can help me. I am looking for wheat free Korean products. My son is allergic to foods with wheat gluten All the gochujang I see on the shelf in my market in New York contain wheat. Is there such a store or web site you can suggest?
    Edward

  36. jaqie from nj
    Posted August 28th, 2009 at 4:49 pm | # |

    Hey Maangchi! Love your recipes!

    I was wondering if you have ever made your own gochujang because I noticed in all the ones that I buy it has corn syrup and other bad stuff. Been trying to stay away from high fructose corn syrups these days which is a shame because I eat gochujang a lot!

    Anyway, keep up the good work!

    Thanks,
    Jaqie

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted August 28th, 2009 at 4:57 pm | # |

      I’m copying my answer from another reader’s question and pasting it here.

      Sorry, I can’t show you how to make hot pepper paste and bean paste for some reasons. First of all I don’t have tools such as a huge earthen pot and other ingredients here in New York, and I don’t have space for the pot and don’t have time to check on it everyday for 1 month. To make bean paste, it takes months and months.
      However, I will keep it in mind.

      Check this out
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doenjang

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gochujang

    • Anonymous
      Posted September 14th, 2009 at 12:24 pm | # |

      JAQIE FROM NJ,

      I’m also from New Jersey! The Korean brand O’Food makes an Organic Sunchang Gochujang. Ingredients: Organic Wheat, Water, Organic Corn Syrup, Organic Red Pepper Powder, Salt, Contains 2% or less of Yeast, and Barley cultured with Aspergillus Oryzae (Koji). The Organic Sunchang Gochujang does have corn syrup. However, my research shows that it is High Fructose Corn Syrup from which you should stay away. Corn syrup in very very small doses is not detrimental to your health. I went through my kitchen and the only products with corn syrup were ketchup and salad dressing, both of which I eat very little. Half a tablespoon of gochujang in one cup of bimbimbap won’t hurt! The one great thing about O’Food Organic Sunchang Gochujang is that, unlike most other brands, it does not have MSG and other harmful additives. That is why I purchased this brand. The one downside is that it is more expensive. The 900 mg of Organic Sunchang Gochujang is $12.99. 1000 mg of gochujang in other brands (that contain MSG and additives) is $6.99. It’s twice the price but it’s well worth it. I don’t know where in NJ you live but this is where I bought it:

      Hanahreum
      518-14 Old Post Road
      Edison, NJ 08817
      (732) 248 – 8586

      Just next door is a well known Korean restaurant.

      Also 10 minutes away is a restaurant called Woojeon (http://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/25/nyregion/restaurants-where-to-go-for-heat.html?pagewanted=all).

      Hanahreum is a chain for supermarkets, there are 5 locations in NJ – Edison, Englewood, Little Ferry, Ridgewood, and Cherry Hill (http://snoh.wordpress.com/2007/06/25/han-ah-reum-part-1/)

      I hope this helps!

      • Jean
        Posted October 13th, 2009 at 7:43 pm | # |

        Hi, I hope you can see my question. Do you mind send me the picture of the organic Sunchang Gochujang? I can’t find organic ones in H-mart. My address is maojn at hotmail . com

        Thank you very much!

  37. Eva
    Posted August 21st, 2009 at 6:29 pm | # |

    Maangchi,
    I am planning to prepare bimbimbap and went to grocery to buy the red pepper paste or gochuyang. However, when I inquired from store personnel, they suggested I buy the ottogi bibimjang. Is this better than the gochuyang?

    Just want to thank you for all your recipes and videos on youtube. I will now be cooking more Korean dishes. First one I tried was the yummy chicken wings with sweet sauce.

    Keep doing what you’re doing. You’re making a lot of people happy cooking and eating.

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted August 21st, 2009 at 6:44 pm | # |

      Thank you, Eva!
      I would buy hot pepper paste instead of “bibimjang”. You can make your own bibimjang with hotpepper paste! Besides, hot pepper paste is used in so many different Korean dishes.

  38. Christine
    Posted August 19th, 2009 at 6:29 pm | # |

    Hi Maangchi. I was wondering. Is hot pepper paste the same as red pepper paste? Some tubs say hot pepper and others say red pepper.

  39. jessica
    Posted July 12th, 2009 at 11:47 pm | # |

    hi maangchi!
    can you do a recipe for chungukjang? :)
    thanks for everything!

  40. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted July 7th, 2009 at 6:32 am | # |

    yes, this hot pepper paste is used for bibimbap. Thanks!

  41. joyce
    Posted July 6th, 2009 at 12:40 am | # |

    Maagchi yr blog really good. i learn a lot of things here.. many tks
    tis red pepper paste i can use in bimbimbap?

  42. lind
    Posted June 30th, 2009 at 7:39 pm | # |

    hi Maangchi,

    i want to make the bibibamp, is it fine if i use the hot pepper paste fermented?

    thank you

  43. Kiara
    Posted June 30th, 2009 at 4:45 pm | # |

    how do you eat this … stuff? I don’t know any dish that uses this, since I’m not korean.

  44. Hilz
    Posted May 20th, 2009 at 6:36 pm | # |

    Hi , this is rather urgent? can u tell me what are the ingredients for the second gochujang picture that is posted up here? thankyou so much! i love your blog

  45. Joon
    Posted April 15th, 2009 at 3:07 am | # |

    Love gochujang!! Can use it for marinating,rice cake,soup etc! yumyum~~ Thank u for the recipes n great blog n video blog u hv. :)

    frm singapore

  46. Anonymous
    Posted April 8th, 2009 at 6:47 pm | # |

    Hi, I was wondering if we could use hot chili powder or hot chili sauce?

  47. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted April 1st, 2009 at 5:34 pm | # |

    ann,
    Yes, I think you could use the chili paste, too.

    • nadia
      Posted January 6th, 2010 at 1:40 am | # |

      hi maangchi!!! im a fan of korean dramas and it’s food…
      im from singapore and about the chili paste, will it still taste the same?? i hope u can make a video of dukboki with chili paste and compare the taste with the dukboki made with hot pepper paste…very much appreciated :)

  48. ann
    Posted April 1st, 2009 at 8:56 am | # |

    Hello Maangchi

    I lived in singapore and also a muslim who is very intrested in korean dishes i was wondering if they do sell the hot pepper paste which are halal or i could use the normal asian chili paste

    Do reply me thank you =)

    • Mrs Mac
      Posted September 30th, 2009 at 5:17 pm | # |

      Wouldn’t a completely-vegetarian red pepper paste automatically be halal?

      Failing that, your friend could make some at home.

      • foood!!
        Posted November 24th, 2009 at 2:52 pm | # |

        not if it contains alcohol :P

      • Anonymous
        Posted January 3rd, 2010 at 7:17 am | # |

        hi just to make sure so the taeyangcho haechandeul gochujang brand is completely vegetarian? and non-alcoholic?

      • Nashyy
        Posted January 3rd, 2010 at 7:18 am | # |

        hi i replied earlier asking if it was vegetarian and non-alcoholic. i hope you can just reply me via email cos i kinda need an urgent answer since i already bought it and my friends are planning to make ddukbokki tomorrow. many thanks!

  49. Daniel S.
    Posted February 4th, 2009 at 6:06 pm | # |

    Hey Maangchi, I didn’t see the recipe on how to make Dokboki. Do you have one? Thanks

  50. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted February 1st, 2009 at 4:40 pm | # |

    Lise
    My favorite brand name is haechandeul. You can discuss this topic on the forum on my website. I’m curious about it too. http://www.maangchi.com/talk/forum/general-discussion

  51. Lise
    Posted February 1st, 2009 at 4:09 pm | # |

    What are the two brands in the images? I’m trying to find a good/the best gochujang brand that I can find, but my local Korean mart(s) have a dozen+ brands, and only a couple have any English labels (so I tend to go by ingredients, and have been using Sempio brand lately). Basically, I settled on trying to find Sunchang brand (since I’ve seen that recommended a lot) but I don’t know what the label looks like. Clearly I’m not Korean ;)

    Thanks a lot for your site; super helpful and fun to read!

  52. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted January 18th, 2009 at 8:08 am | # |

    Wendy,
    yes, as long as you have gochujang, you can mix any kinds of vegetable dish to make bibimbap. I sometimes use only gochujang, chopped kimchi, warm rice, and sesame oil. That’s very delicious!

  53. Wendy
    Posted January 18th, 2009 at 6:01 am | # |

    Hi Maangchi, I went to the asian store to get my first box of gochujang yesterday. Today I’m going to make bibimbap for the very first time. I don’t have all the ingredients like you mention here, but I guess with this dish you can flexibly subsitute the vegetables, right?
    Wish me luck.

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted January 3rd, 2010 at 1:10 pm | # |

      yes, you can mix your rice with any of your favorite ingredients to make bibimbap! Of course I wish you good luck with making delicious bibimbap!

  54. Nishu
    Posted January 5th, 2009 at 1:26 am | # |

    ii m sure its gochujang it says
    Sunchang Gochujang (Hot Pepper Paste) except it everything is written on Hangul i am not able to read that

  55. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted January 4th, 2009 at 11:28 am | # |

    Nishu,
    Is it said “gochujang”? Strange! The color of gochujang (hot pepper paste)should be red. Check the label on the box again.

  56. Nishu
    Posted January 4th, 2009 at 4:22 am | # |

    hey maangtchi i bought box of (SUNCHANG GOCHUJANG) its
    texture is black not red can you tell is it different?

  57. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted December 21st, 2008 at 11:37 am | # |

    emily,
    I use either sunchang or haechandeul.

  58. emily
    Posted December 21st, 2008 at 9:17 am | # |

    hey maangchi today i brought gochujang the box sayx sunchang gochujang is it the same which you use?

  59. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted December 6th, 2008 at 4:35 pm | # |

    Fang,

    gochujang (hot pepper paste) is used for bibimbap.

    Doenjang (soy bean paste) is not spicy. If you like to make spicy doenjangjjigae, add some hot pepper paste to your jjigae.

    The sauce you had for broccoli sounds like “chojang”
    check out my hwedupbap recipe. I posted the recipe for chojang.
    http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/hwedupbap

    The sauce for bbp pork must be ssamjang. Check out my grilled beef recipe video. I’m demonstrating how to eat it. And also I posted ssamjang recipe there.
    http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/grilled-beef

    thank you very much!

  60. Fang
    Posted December 6th, 2008 at 6:20 am | # |

    Hi Maangchi, i have so many questions for you.it’s all about the sauce.first, is gochujang for most of the spicy dishes, is it the sauce for pibimbap too??? is doenjang spicy, i want to make doenjang chi gae, and what other sauce i have to put besides doejang? when i was in Korea, i ate the steam broclies with a dipping sauce,it is little spicy/sweet, what kind of sauce is it? also there is a sauce usually come with the side dieshes when i eat the BBQ pork, i don’t know if it’s the same.
    thanks so much, i love your videos! hope you understand what i’m talking about

  61. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted November 11th, 2008 at 8:30 pm | # |

    Hot pepper paste and soybean paste are used in many Korean dishes, you can find them by searching my website. A lot of people ask me where they can use these ingredients, I think I will make some links from ingredients to recipes soon.

    Thanks for your interest in my recipes!

  62. Stephanie
    Posted November 11th, 2008 at 12:18 pm | # |

    Hi!! I must say firstly that I absolutely love all that you are sharing on your website! I have recently bought a box of red papper paste and soy bean paste because i went to a korean grocery store and just had to buy it since it is so common in korean cooking and i love korean food! I made kimchi chigae a few days ago but was wondering what other dishes i can use these two pastes for? (sorry if you’ve already mentioned it, as i am new to your site)
    THANKS!

  63. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted October 12th, 2008 at 8:23 am | # |

    Judy,
    I don’t know about the fermented chili paste. This Korean hot pepper paste is also fermented. You can ask the question on the forum on my website here. Someone else may give you good answer.

  64. Judy
    Posted October 11th, 2008 at 11:40 pm | # |

    Um.. does it matter if I bought fermented chili paste? i couldnt afford the regular one.. and i bought a cheaper one thats fermented…. is it ok to use that in the kimchi soup?

  65. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted September 25th, 2008 at 8:11 am | # |

    I think they use red bell pepper instead of red chilly pepper for those who can’t tolerate hot spicy taste.

  66. Molly
    Posted September 25th, 2008 at 3:27 am | # |

    Hi! Sometimes I have side dishes in Korean restaurants which I expect to be spicy because they have chili flakes or chili paste in them, but they aren’t spicy at all. Are there different types of chili paste and flakes that aren’t hot? Or are they using red pepper flakes instead?

  67. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted September 19th, 2008 at 7:49 am | # |

    Laura,
    Why don’t you ask this question in Forum on my website? I am interested in learning about it from a food expert. I always keep my hot pepper paste in the refrigerator after opening it.

  68. Laura
    Posted September 19th, 2008 at 3:45 am | # |

    I had Gochujang before and because I use it rarely, when I put it in refrigerator it became hard and I couldn’t eat it anymore. It okay if I don’t store it in refrigerator?

  69. Anonymous
    Posted September 16th, 2008 at 9:05 am | # |

    hi.how are you. can i make“Hot pepper paste (gochujang)” and how to make? please tell me.

  70. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted September 7th, 2008 at 12:31 pm | # |

    lisa,
    Of course it’s edible. But next time you make your kimchi, use hot pepper flakes.
    Send me the photo of your next kimchi so that I won’t be worried about your kimchi making. : ) I will post your kimchi photo on my website.

  71. lisa
    Posted September 7th, 2008 at 11:23 am | # |

    I have already used the gochujang instead of red pepper powder in my kimchi making.is that edible?

  72. Noir
    Posted August 20th, 2008 at 8:07 am | # |

    Hi Maangchi,

    I’m a malaysia. Love your blog very much. Its very helpful in my korean cooking. And i would say hot pepper paste is the best ingredient in Korean cooking. Way up. Do blog more about Korean cooking.

  73. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted August 15th, 2008 at 8:25 am | # |

    Tami,
    I don’t think so, Tami. Chili paste is different from hot pepper paste. Hot pepper paste is sold at a Korean grocery store.

  74. Tami
    Posted August 14th, 2008 at 11:07 am | # |

    Hi hi..i’m from Malaysia. I wanna ask if i can replace this with chilli paste? Will it taste the same? OMG I’m gonna make kimchi soup tmr using ur recipe!! Wish me luck!

  75. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted August 13th, 2008 at 9:06 pm | # |

    Luthien
    oh, it’s very nice of you! I hope Sue is reading this! Thank you very much!

  76. Luthien
    Posted August 13th, 2008 at 9:00 pm | # |

    Dear Maangchi
    This is to help Sue who posted her message on July 16th, 2008 at 2:40 am.

    In Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, there is a Korean town where one can find lots of Korean food products. Directions to get there can be found here: http://k-popped.com/2008/02/k-popped-visits-koreatown-malaysia.html

    Or Sue can email me at iguana565@yahoo.com for further questions.

    Thanks
    Luthien

  77. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted July 22nd, 2008 at 6:23 pm | # |

    luke,
    Sorry, I can’t show you how to make hot pepper paste and bean paste for some reasons. First of all I don’t have tools such as a huge earthen pot and other ingredients here in New York, and I don’t have space for the pot and don’t have time to check on it everyday for 1 month. To make bean paste, it takes months and months.
    However, I will keep it in mind.

    Check this out
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doenjang

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gochujang

  78. Anonymous
    Posted July 22nd, 2008 at 8:46 am | # |

    hi!
    my name is luke, im so happy to see your website, its very informative and delicious could you please post a video on how to make gochujang and doenjang paste thanks and happy cooking! take care! :)

    • Anonymous
      Posted June 15th, 2009 at 8:22 pm | # |

      This is an old request but, if you go to Madhur Jaffrey’s Far Eastern Cookery she has a recipe for kochu chang or red pepper paste as it’s referred to.

  79. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted July 16th, 2008 at 1:52 pm | # |

    Sue,
    I’m sorry to hear that you can’t find a korean grocery near you. If you are living in a big city, I’m sure you will find it though. I know many koreans are living in Malaysia. How about hot pepper flakes? I think it’s also not available if hot pepper paste is not available there. All I can say is that you should check out some Korean communities and ask them about this ingredient. You must feel frustrated and I’m sorry I can’t give you any good solution at the moment.

  80. Anonymous
    Posted July 16th, 2008 at 2:40 am | # |

    I’m in Malaysia, I don’t think hot pepper paste is available here, what’s the ingredient inside, can I make the paste by myself? Any other solutions?

    Regards,
    Sue

  81. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted June 10th, 2008 at 6:22 pm | # |

    sourapril,
    Yes, you can keep hot pepper paste for months until it’s gone in the refrigerator.

  82. sourapril
    Posted June 10th, 2008 at 2:27 pm | # |

    do you have to refrigerate it after you open the box? how long does it keep? thanks!

  83. Anonymous
    Posted April 29th, 2008 at 4:38 pm | # |

    Thanks, I checked out the recipe again just now.

    ruth

  84. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted April 29th, 2008 at 5:25 am | # |

    Ruth,
    Yes, the green container must be mixture of hotpepper paste and bean paste. Did you see my grilled beef video? I think I made it there. Check out the video, and you will see how I eat it and make it. Oh, it’s called “ssam jang”. Of course making your own ssam jang is better and its taste is much better than the green container.

  85. Anonymous
    Posted April 29th, 2008 at 1:20 am | # |

    Hi Maangchi, this red pepper paste package is red and the soybean paste is brown. I bought the green one and understand it’s a mix of the two paste, am I correct? Is it true that it’s unnecessary to buy this green one as one can just mix the above two paste together? I actually don’t know how to use it or what to cook it with, will u teach me please.

    ruth

  86. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted April 23rd, 2008 at 6:05 am | # |

    Hi, anonymous,
    Yes, you can add hot pepper paste in doenjang jjigae. But don’t forget to use bean paste (doen jang).

  87. Anonymous
    Posted April 23rd, 2008 at 4:04 am | # |

    Hi maangchi,
    can i use the hot pepper paste to cook the spicy tofu soup? Will it taste the same?

  88. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted March 5th, 2008 at 5:15 pm | # |

    hi,confused, : )
    Yes, hot pepper flakes and hot pepper paste are different.
    You need hot pepper flakes or powder to make kimchi. NO hot pepper paste.
    Check it out my ingredient blog to find out the difference between those 2 ingredients.

  89. Anonymous
    Posted March 5th, 2008 at 2:18 pm | # |

    Hello! Is the hot pepper paste the same as the powder you use in your Kimchi video? Or are those two different ingredients?

  90. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted March 1st, 2008 at 7:38 am | # |

    Hi,
    You could use other brands.
    Thanks, you are the first commenter here. : ) I made
    this ingredient blog for those who have no idea what the ingredients look like. I went to my favorite grocery store and took all these pictures.

  91. Anonymous
    Posted March 1st, 2008 at 12:56 am | # |

    Wow. Thanks for all of the pictures. Does it have to be these brands or could they be other brands?


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