Re: What the difference of Hot Pepper Bean paste and hot pepper paste?

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LuccaQ
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Sounds like it probably is gochujang which would look like -> 고추장 . Many brands actually have the romanized word “Gochujang” on the label. If it’s in a red tub and it’s Korean it’s probably gochujang.

Just be sure it’s Korean because there are other types of hot pepper paste. Namely the Chinese doubanjiang (豆瓣酱) which is made with beans and is not a substitute for gochujang.

Check out Maangchi’s gochujang page for pics of what some containers look like: https://www.maangchi.com/ingredients/hot-pepper-paste-gochujang .