Best Food Ingredients to Buy: Gochujang Paste

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In a previous post, I wrote about Lee Kum Kee’s Minced Garlic. While that is my most commonly used ingredient when I cook, Gochujang Paste is a close second.

Gochujang is Korean ingredient, but it can go well with almost any Asian cuisine. I am not quite sure what is in Gochujang, but the taste is spicy with a bit of sweetness. Gochujang is most commonly used when making bibimbap, but it also goes great in kimchee fried rice and plenty of other dishes.

Gochujang is typically a thicker type of paste, as opposed to a sauce; this can make it difficult to cook with in certain dishes that work better with a liquid sauce. However, combining Gochujang with an oil, mainly sesame oil, often works out great.

The picture above is the Gochujang sauce that I most typically use, and it is anywhere from $5-10 for the box. It lasts for a long time though, so it is a great thing that you can keep around for whenever you cook. If you are a fan of spicy food, Korean food, or both, Gochujang is a must to make it taste authentic!

Gochujang Recommendation Rating: 3

1: Something worth checking out if you have time

2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone

3: Something worth prioritizing if interested

4: Something worth making time to check out

5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for

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This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.

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