Fermented soybean flour

Mejugaru 메주가루

Fermented soy bean powder is used to make gochujang. Look for it in the beans and grains section, usually next to barley malt powder,


Fermented soybean powder

Fermented soybean powder


Recipes that use fermented soybean flour (mejugaru):



  1. MissyD North Carolina joined 7/17
    Posted September 29th, 2017 at 9:21 pm | # |

    Hi Ms Maangchi! I am interested in making my own gochujang – the link you have to the Amazon.com product – it shows only as “soybean powder” – is this the same as the fermented soybean powder I need for your gochujang recipe? Thanks!

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted September 30th, 2017 at 4:31 am | # |

      You mean this product? http://amzn.to/2x41XoE
      If, so, yes that’s meju-garu (fermented soybean powder). Good luck!

      • MissyD North Carolina joined 7/17
        Posted September 30th, 2017 at 10:26 pm | # |

        Yassss!! That is great news and thank you for confirming! I did some recon the last time I was at the asian grocery store (about an hour away), and they seem to have all the ingredients to make gochujang except for the fermented soy bean powder. I will get this from your amazon link. I need to carefully plan out my next shopping trip with your recipe and ingredient list so I don’t forget anything on my next visit. They even have different sizes of onggi available to purchase!

  2. Dalbunosky San Francisco joined 5/13
    Posted May 4th, 2013 at 2:07 am | # |

    Hi Maangchi,

    I’m thinking about brewing my own soy sauce/bean paste.
    Is Mejugaru a powdered form of the bean blocks used in making soy sauce and bean paste?

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