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Ssamjang (Korean spicy dipping sauce)

Ssamjang Recipe

This home-made ssamjang keeps in the fridge, covered with cling or lid, for about a week.


  • 50 grams doenjang (Korean soybean paste)
  • 1 tbsp gochujang (Korean spicy paste)
  • 3 tbsp chopped onion
  • 3 tbsp chopped spring onion
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp sesame seed
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • water to thin, if needed


  1. Stir to combine everything well in a small bowl.
  2. Add a dab of ssamjang with lettuce, grilled meat and/or steamed multi-grained rice.

Recipe adapted from Maangchi: Ssamjang Recipe

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2 comments on “Ssamjang (Korean spicy dipping sauce)”

  1. This is such a versatile (dipping) sauce, IMO. :)

  2. Very good sauce to go with beef bulgogi.

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