Black bean paste

Chunjang 춘장

Black, salty, and just a little sweet, this paste is used for making the sauce for jjajangmyeon. It’s dark and made from a mixture of soybeans, flour, and caramel that is fermented.

You can buy it at Korean grocery stores.

After opening, store it in the refrigerator.

black bean paste

black bean paste

This is Haechandeul brand, which is what I usually get unless something else is on sale. : )


Recipes that use black bean paste (chunjang):



  1. Lexa922 Germany joined 1/17
    Posted April 17th, 2017 at 3:29 pm | # |

    Hi maangchi. I can only buy 볶음장 in my Asia store. Is there a difference?

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted April 24th, 2017 at 9:25 am | # |

      When you use pre-fried black bean paste (볶음 짜장: bokkeum-jjajang), you don’t need to fry it again.

  2. sajbarku addis ababa joined 1/16
    Posted July 28th, 2016 at 2:57 am | # |

    hi do u have homemade recipe for black bean paste? cause we don’t have Korean shops in our

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