How to Buy Korean Gochujang
There are just so many unknown brands, so many prices and so many varieties! Familiarize yourself with the brands then decided which factors matter the most to you. Price. Ingredients. Method of production. Brand. Make grocery shopping at the Korean market fun! Also, know that most budget-friendly mass-produced Gochujang is a tasty seasoning- not a truly fermented product that will give you health benefits. Give your food a kick!
How to buy Korean Gochujang
How to make the decision between a dozen varieties of Gochujang at the Korean market? Well, make it easier for yourself and accept the fact that commercial Gochujang are basically all highly processed albeit DELICIOUS seasoning. Decide on which brand you like. Try to find one with the least ingredients. Found a "natural", truly fermented product with few ingredients? Decide if the price is in your budget. Don't want to think about it? They're all decent, so go by the friendliest price tag!
All about Korean Gochujang Brands at the Stores
The BIG Korean food companies aren't doing a good job making a Gochujang that's made the traditional way (few ingredients, fermented for months). The BIG Korean food companies are doing a GREAT job making Gochujang that attacks our taste buds with flavour. Good news? You probably won't find a terrible tasting Gochujang. Search: OPPA COOKS HERE Youtube | Facebook | Instagram
How to Choose Korean Gochujang?
You can't go wrong buying from any of the BIG food brands like CJ or Chung Jung One. Unless you want a traditionally made, natural ingredients only kinda' deal. Then, let me show you a USA-made option and a Korean-made option. Have I missed any? Come on over to the OPPA COOKS HERE blog and let me know😁
Getting to know Korean Gochujang Brands
Why are there 20+ different brands and varieties of Gochujang? Because factory-made, mass-produced Gochujang has become as common as a bag of chips. Think of the variations like BBQ chips vs Vinegar chips vs Sour Cream and Onion chips. It just depends on your individual preference. But what it makes up for choice, it lacks in the nutrition department. There are natural alternatives, but they probably won't be FLAVOUR BOMBS like what you're used to.
Is GOCHUJANG Halal?
Yes, it can be. There are some existing products (more hopefully soon) that bear the Halal certification. Usually, alcohol is added as a preservative to many mass-produced GOCHUJANG, but this one has been made differently to adhere to the certification. Come visit the OPPACOOKSHERE blog for more!
How to use GOCHUJANG as a dip
This is the most basic way to eat that tub of Korean GOCHUJANG you bought. Yes, making TTEOKBOKKI and Kimchi JJigae can hit the spot sometimes, but what about the other times? Will this tub of explosive flavour sit idle and restless in your fridge and eventually go bad so you have to chuck it 3 months from now? Straight up, right out of the tub. 1. Use it to dip veggie sticks. 2. Buy some dried fish jerky. Bar snack. Done. 3. Korean BBQ. Yep. Visit the OPPACOOKSHERE Blog!