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    Hi, I had a question about Ssamjang.

    I recently bought Ssamjang( the type for meat dipping) at the store because I love it so much and I wanted to make meat at home to eat with the sauce. But when I tasted it, it tasted different. It tasted sweeter and spicier than the ones they serve at the restaurant. At the restaurant, the Ssamjang is always saltier and not very spicy at all, which is perfect for me because I can’t eat spicy foods, and I love to dip Bossam in it or barbequed beef. Is it the type of brand that you buy, or do the restaurants add something to the sauce?



    Different brands will taste different. How much hot pepper determines how hot it will be.

    Most restaurants will make their own Ssamjang. I make my own.

    If you add some sugar it will help to cut the heat. To make it more salty you can add soy sauce and or Dengjang. (Adding more stuff will also cut the heat by dilution.)



    Make your own ssamjang. The recipe is here,



    My ssamjang video recipe is here:

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