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Top 5 Dishes Using Gochujang for this Winter

The versatility of Gochujang Paste and its uses in the Korean Kitchen is incredible. After reading so much about the hottest Korean Sauce, one would be intrigued to try some of the sumptuous dishes using this sauce.

The sweet heat refuses to leave you as you gobble it with everything from chicken to vegetables.

This winter indulge in the best of spicy food with Gochujang. Read about a few dishes for winter using gochujang and relish on them with your loved ones.

Here are top 5 dishes using Gochujang:

Korean Fried Chicken

This Fiery and spicy fried chicken is so addictive that you can’t stop at just one. Chicken wings marinated in egg whites for a glazy finish is broiled and tossed in a mixture of gochujang, soy sauce, fish sauce, sesame oil and garlic. The crispy chicken is such a welcome break from deep-frying making you dig into more of it.

Korean chicken - Top 5 Dishes Using Gochujang for this Winter

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Bibimbap is a signature Korean dish which literally means ‘mixed rice’. Bibimbap is served with a bowl of warm white rice topped with sautéed vegetables and gochujang, soy sauce, or doenjang, a salty soybean paste. A raw or fried egg and sliced meat (usually beef) are common additions. The hot dish is stirred together thoroughly just before eating. Vegetables and Dubu (tofu), is also added.

Bibimbap - dishes for winter using gochujang

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Army Stew

Popularly known as Army Stew/Budae Jjigae is an iconic Korean dish which uses the Gochujang paste. Flavored with gochujang and kimchi, Budae jjigae is still popular in South Korea, which incorporates instant noodles, ground beef, sliced sausages, baked beans, onions, scallions, tofu, chili peppers, macaroni, garlic, mushrooms, and other vegetables in season.

Army Stew - dishes for winter using gochujang

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Beef Bulgogi

A classy Korean dish that has gained popularity across the world, Beef Bulgogi consists of grilled marinated beef in the spicy Korean Chilli paste or Korean BBQ sauce and grilled using skewers. The beef bulgogi recipe can be made by substituting the beef with pork.


Tteokbokki is a signature Korean dish made of rice cakes in Gochujang sauce (red pepper sauce). A popular Korean snack food made from soft rice cake, fish cake, it is commonly found among street vendors. Sometimes it also includes fritters, dumplings, boiled eggs and fish cakes.

Tteokbokki - Dishes Using Gochujang for this Winter

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