Part of speech: noun
Origin: Korean, year unknown
A spicy paste used in Korean cooking, made from red chili peppers, fermented soybeans, rice, and salt.
Examples of Gochujang in a sentence
"I'm challenging myself to try one new food a week; this week it's gochujang."
"The special today is a spicy shrimp rice bowl with gochujang, cucumber, radishes, and carrots."
Popularity Over Time
Gochujang might be a new addition to American pantries, but this spicy red condiment has long been a staple of Korean cuisine. "Gochu" means red pepper, and "jang" means sauce. In addition to the spicy peppers, this paste contains fermented soy beans, rice, and salt.
Did you Know?
Interested in trying this sauce? You can easily find it at a Korean restaurant, but you can also pick it up at any well-stocked grocery store. Try it in a stew, a rice bowl, as a marinade for meat, a vegetable sauce, or to spice up your soup.