What is gochujang? Understanding the spicy Korean chile paste — just don’t call it the ‘next Sriracha’

If you want to see Korean chefs bristle, tout gochujang as the "next Sriracha."

One of those chefs is Bill Kim, the owner of Urban Belly and author of the cookbook "Korean BBQ.” "Why can't it be its own thing?" says Kim. "Here is something that people having been eating and using for centuries. It has its own distinct flavor. It's from Korea, not from Thailand or China."


Chung Jung One Debuts Gochujang Powder

Leading Korean foods manufacturer Chung Jung One will debut its new Gochujang Powder at the 2018 Summer Fancy Food Show (SFFS) in New York City, held June 30 through July 2, 2018. Chung Jung One’s seasoned culinary team will also share new ways to enjoy the spicy, tangy, savory flavor of their latest products with show attendees.


BellyQ Hosts the Ultimate Korean BBQ Block Party, Titled “5 Kims and a Lee”

hef Bill Kim’s is taking his annual backyard BBQ event at bellyQ to a new level this year by bringing in five top Korean chefs from Chicago and across the country. On the heels of his debut cookbook launch, Korean BBQ: Master Your Grill in Seven Sauces, this fun and casual event will give Chicagoans the chance to experience Korean BBQ in six different ways. Each chef hails from a different Chicago neighborhood – or state, as Edward Lee is flying in from Louisville for the event – and will be adding his or her own personal flair for a variety of unique, but delicious, renditions of Korean BBQ.


Korean chefs share their kitchen secrets

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When I saw ... gochujang mayo, I instantly thought of burgers. Most recipes I found online barely touched on making the burger taste like bulgogi and instead focused on the condiments to make it more bulgogi-like.


Korean condiment gochujang hard to pronounce, easy to love

Spice up your life with the next big flavor sensation -- Korean hot-chile paste known as gochujang (go-choo-jang). It has a distinctive savory (umami), sweet flavor with an enjoyable burst of heat.

Gochujang is a beloved Korean condiment, but it's about to have its moment in the States.


Gochujang is a HIT!

Just in time for the Olympics, this Korean gochujang chili sauce is delicious. Use it instead of mustard or mayo and you will not be disapointed as it really adds a lot of great flavor to otherwise boring foods like chicken and turkey.


Gochujang Spicy Mayo Sauce

For this girl…the spicier the better. I love me a new condiment that packs on the heat and today I got to sample delicious Gochujang Spicy Mayo Sauce.


6 Easy Gochujang Sauce Recipes to Try

Gochujang Sauce Recipes that are easy and delicious! From rice cakes, pancakes to stews – you will love how amazingly versatile these gochujang sauce recipes are.


Keto Spicy Korean Chicken Wings

Korean Fried Chicken or jokingly KFC is one of the most popular dish in South Korea that literally most of people in Korea know how to cook. To make this dish keto friendly, there are a few things we need to change.


This Is How We Do It: The 2018 Iconoclast Dinner Experience Kicks Off With an All-Star Bash in Chicago

We got hot sauce in our bags (swag). No, seriously: There was actual hot sauce in the swag bags handed out to VIPs at last Saturday’s kickoff event for the Iconoclast Dinner Experience in Chicago.


5 Korean Ingredients That Could Change Your Life in the Kitchen

Gochujang is ... central to many Korean recipes, but you don't need a degree in Korean cooking to use it.


[VIDEO] Is Gochujang The New Sriracha?

Gochujang is a spicy sweet sauce from Korea that claims to be the next big red sauce alongside ketchup and Sriracha. So how does it taste? Watch the video to find out!


Korean Condiment That’s Better Than Sriracha

Sriracha, shmiracha. Meet the hot-sauce alternative you've (maybe) never heard of but are going to want to put on everything: gochujang.


Gochujang-Glazed Ham: A Recipe By Chef Edward Lee

Honey-baked ham? Over it. Gochujang is the future for this piggy.


These 21 Hot Sauces Will Send Your Tastebuds on a Trip Around the World

A popular brand, made in Sunchang province, South Korea from red pepper powder, garlic, onion, rice flour, rice wine, cane sugar, and vinegar, is by Chung Jung One. Sweet, tart, thick, gluten-free, and vegan (unlike some brands), it was developed for the US with consulting by Korean-born chef Edward Lee, a Louisville, Kentucky restaurateur.


This Korean Hot Sauce Is Fermented with Nonstop Classical Music

Chung Jung One, a company that produces fermented foods such as gochujang—a spicy red chili paste used in Korean cuisine—has been using a classical playlist in its factory so long that no one can remember when it started, or who initially pressed play for the first time.


Fermented Foods, Chickpeas and More Trends from the Fancy Food Show

Speaking of fermentation, the sweet-spicy, umami sauce has long been popular in Korea, but if the enormous stall inhabited by one Gochujang brand, Chung Jung One, is any indicator of the buzz generating around the product, it’s about to have its moment here in the States.


Here’s How Celebrity Chefs and Top Chef Alums Keep It Real at Their Fabulous Holiday Feasts

"Gochujang Sauce is what really makes this ham. It’s my secret ingredient for adding a depth of flavor to everything from a turkey glaze, to roasted winter squash or sweet potatoes. It isn't just spice for the sake of heat. It is nuanced and layered. It has a sweetness to it and umami, lots of umami. It doesn't just add heat to a dish, it adds flavor and complexity."


Lunchbreak: Gochujang grilled cheese sandwiches and Gochujang Bloody Marys

Lunchbreak: Gochujang grilled cheese sandwiches and Gochujang Bloody Marys, prepared by chef Edward Lee and Andrew Knowlton – for Bon Appetit presents Chicago Gourmet


Chili Cheese Nachos Are What Your Game Day Crowd Really Wants to Eat

This football season, we’ve partnered with Taste of the NFL and their favorite tailgating experts to share great game-day recipes for an even greater cause. Here, 610 Magnolia‘s Edward Lee shares his recipe for Gochujang Chili Cheese Nachos.


Tailgate Gourmet: Chef Edward Lee’s Spicy Miso Burgers

To help you get in the game this season, Taste of the NFL will share great game-day recipes from their favorite chefs for an even greater cause. This week’s recipe comes from chef and New York Giants fan Edward Lee of 610 Magnolia in Louisville, Kentucky. The author of the best-selling cookbook Smoke & Pickles takes tailgating food to the next level with his spicy miso burgers with watermelon and kimchi, delivering a delicious take on a classic burger.


6 Ways to Try Gochujang (aka the New Sriracha)

Pronounced go­-choo-­jang, the spicy fermented paste is made from red chile peppers, sweet rice, and soy, giving the product a mellow heat — hot, but not the napalm blast you get with scotch bonnet peppers — and a funky sweetness.


Hot Stuff! Hot Sauces Explained

Pronounced goh-choo-jong and made from dried red chiles, rice powder and soybean paste, this Korean chile paste has been on a slow burn in the U.S. for the last few years. It has a thicker consistency, deeper flavor and milder heat than its Thai cousin, sriracha.


The Off Duty Summer 50: 50 Clever Ways to Beat the Heat

Counterintuitively, spicy foods have been shown to cool the body down. So consider this Spicy Miso Sauce edible air conditioning.


Chung Jung One’s Gochujang Korean Chili Sauce Is The Secret Ingredient You’ve Been Dying For

Are you bored with Sriracha? Need something more? Are you Gluten-Free? A vegan? Do you just, like, really love spicy foods? Well, then you've stumbled upon the right article on the internet about spicy sauces because Chung Jung One's Gochujang Korean Chili Sauce is about to blow. your. mind.


Make Edward Lee’s Gochujang Chili Cheese Nachos

Chef Edward Lee is master of umami, adding Korean pantry staple gochujang sauce to a hearty beef chili simmered in smoky chipotle peppers and beer, which blankets a base of tortilla chips. The author of Smoke & Pickles then tops it all off with a sharp cheddar cheese, serrano pepper, and a gochujang-spiked sour cream for an addictive combination of heat, tang, and a touch of sweetness.


Top Bites, Snacks, And Beverages At The 2017 NYC Summer Fancy Food Show

From snackable marshmallow to caffeinated chocolates, here are some of the top bites, snacks, and beverages at the 2017 Summer Fancy Food Show in NYC.


Eight Innovative Cocktails For Your Cinco De Mayo Celebrations

Fermented Korean red chili sauce in a classic Mexican cocktail? Brook Vandecar’s Gochujang Michelada riff totally works, adding a sweet heat to a savory favorite.


10 Chefs Who Sell Their Own Sauce

Chef Edward Lee (of 610 Magnolia and MilkWood in Louisville and Succotash in National Harbor, Md.) created Gochujang Korean Chili Sauce (with red peppers, rice flour, and rice syrup), available in stores nationwide and on Amazon.


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Perhaps the only downside to the Korean hot-chile paste known as gochujang is in its application to a recipe: Because the sauce is thick and, yes, paste-like, it can be difficult to add only a little, or to use as a condiment. The Kentucky chef Edward Lee, in partnership with Chung Jung One, has stepped in with a squeeze-bottle version that has a terrific spicy, sweet and savory flavor that exceeds anything available in a tub.


The Best Spicy Grilled Cheese Sandwich (and More Ways to Cook With Gochujang)

Soups, dipping sauces, and, yes, and insanely delicious grilled cheese. Is there anything gochujang can't do? Had gochuchang lately? We have. We've rubbed the spicy condiment from Korea (made from fermented soy beans) onto our grilled pork shoulder steaks. And we've slathered it all over our sticky, spicy ribs, not to mention our wings. And thighs. And—well, you get the idea.


What ‘Chu Know About Gochujang? It’s the Hottest Hot Sauce on the Market

There’s one dish on the menu at NYC’s newly reopened Dirt Candy that recently caught the attention of several Bon Appétit staffers: the Korean fried broccoli. The deep-fried broccoli bites are coated in an addictive spicy sauce that gets its deep, piquant flavor from gochujang, the Korean fermented chile paste. “I wanted this snack to be a great, big, savory flavor bomb,” chef Amanda Cohen told BA. “That’s gochujang all over because it’s got such a huge garlicky, spicy, fermented taste that holds its own with fried broccoli.”


4 Easy Umami Upgrades

To add a savory note to your next dish, try one of these chef-approved sauces and pastes. Chef Ed Lee helped create the new sweet and spicy Korean pepper paste by Chung Jung One.