What Is Gochujang?

Spicy, sweet, and funky—it's even better than Sriracha.
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A little spicy, a little sweet, and a little funky, this fermented chile paste called Gochujang is a staple of Korean cooking. Stir it into meaty stews or chili, or thin it with a little oil for a quick dipping sauce.

Buy it: K-Mama All-Purpose Gochujang Korean Hot Sauce ($10)

3 Gochujang Recipes to Try: