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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14 Comments:

  1. bunraf joined 6/15 & has 7 comments

    It’s hard to find it here in Indonesia.. I’m trying to open a one stop korean food store online and offline, and I’m thinking of add tteokboki to the menu. I Sold kimchi and it succeed. But the problem with me is I want to make everything from scratch.. Even with the gochujang, but I think it’s too hard because I can’t find some of the ingredients..

  2. Justyna Belgium joined 4/18 & has 1 comment

    Hello i would like to try some korean recipes including gochujang but impossible for me to find the fermented soybean flour even on Internet :-( they don’t send to Belgium…
    Would it work with plain soy flour?

  3. Shikin Singapore joined 2/17 & has 14 comments

    Hi maangchi regarding the mejugaru, is there many different brand out there? Can I just buy anyone as long it written mejugaru?

  4. MissyD North Carolina joined 7/17 & has 5 comments

    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 & has 11,534 comments

      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 & has 5 comments

        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!

  5. Dalbunosky San Francisco joined 5/13 & has 2 comments

    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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