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This spicy Korean condiment can be used in soups, stews, stir-fries and more. Find out the ingredients in gochujang and how to store and cook with it.

Gochujang is a Korean condiment with a sweet-hot-salty flavour made from red chillies, fermented soybeans, glutinous rice and salt. These ingredients are ground to form a thick red paste that is traditionally used as a base ingredient to add depth to Korean dishes.


Gochujang paste is available from some larger supermarkets, online and in specialist shops.

Store it

Gochujang lasts for ages in the fridge, so it’s worth tracking down if you fancy trying more Korean-style recipes.

Cook it

A little gochujang goes a long way. Use it as a base ingredient in Korean dishes, soups, stews and stir-fries. Its spicy flavour means it also works well as a marinade or with tacos and burgers.


Try half sriracha, half miso paste instead for a similar spicy or fermented soybean flavour and texture.


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