Sunday, June 17, 2018

gochujang -

Gochujang is chili paste for Korean cuisine whose main ingredients are glutinous rice and fermented pepper powder. Traditionally, the fermentation of gochujang is done in the yard inside a large pottery jar. Place is placed on the base of a stone structure called jangdokdae (장독대).

Characteristic of gochujang is a slightly spicy sweet taste even though it looks very red. In Korea, gochujang is a very important spice. The origin of the word gochujang is gochu (고추, chili) and jang (spice).