Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This sauce is used in a few Korean dishes; most notably in Bi Bim Bap, but can also be used as a dip for vegetables, a flavouring for soups and stir-fry and as a marinade for grilled or barbecued tofu. I am new to Korean food, but we have a young Korean girl staying with us for 5 months, so I have been trying Korean recipes. She gave my Bi Bim Bap and 8 out of 10! A Korean friend of mine also tried my Kochujang Sauce and told me that my recipe was better than hers. I found this recipe on under the Korean sauces heading. Kochujang is a thick, miso-like paste made of soybean paste, red pepper powder and glutinous rice flour. Some brands are hotter than others.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients together well.
  2. Keeps a long time in the refrigerator.
  3. This recipe also multiplies well.
  4. If making Kochujang Sauce for Bi Bim Bap; double this recipe for 4 servings.
  5. I usually quadruple the recipe so I always have some on hand in the fridge.


Most Helpful

Kochujang sauce is the key to tasty Bi Bim Bap - Taxi drivers' food. This version has the perfect balance of spice and sweetness. It really sets off the rice & vegetables.

Damien M. February 17, 2014

Thank you for this recipe! My family loves it.

Akikobay January 24, 2011

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