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,

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Fermented soybean powder

Fermented soybean powder

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Recipes that use fermented soybean flour (mejugaru):

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4 Comments:

  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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