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Korean Dipping Sauce

Ssamjang is a Korean dipping sauce, which always serves as a side along with Korean grill meat. For example, grilled beef short ribs (galbi-gui) or grilled pork belly (samgyeopsal-gui). Therefore, the absents of ssamjang on the side in Koren BBQ equally serving french fries without ketchup.

Of course, nothing wrong with purchasing a commercial made bottled ssamjang. But I rather made it myself because you can adjust the flavor to your liking. Fresh made ssamjang guaranteed to be tons more delicious than what you find on a store shelf!

Almost always a touchy topic to write ssamjang recipe. You will have hundreds if not thousands of recipes come up as when you do the research. YO YO YO! My Mama Ssamjang is Wayyyyy Better than yours F@#$ER!!! Please stop the fighting my good Korean friends. We just talking about the dipping sauce here, not the end of the word. Hence, every cook has their own version and I respect that. However, if you never made one before, I am presenting to you the basic foundation of this dipping sauce.


  • 0.25 cup green onion, minced
  • 1 cup Korean fermented soybean paste (doenjang)
  • 1 cup white onion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 4 tablespoons Korean hot pepper paste (gochujang)


Seriously you can’t screw this up…

  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Want more spicy? add chopped jalapeno peppers or gochugaru.
  3. You can play and adjust with this recipe all you like

To Serve and To Eat

In conclusion boys and girls, Ssamjang is excellent on everything. For instance burger, pizza, BBQ ribs, steamed rice, and the list keep growing to Infinity and Beyond!!!. As mentioned before that ssamjang will get Oscar nomination when co-starting with Gimbap-Gui. So, start making your own today… Bon Appetit!!!

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