Friday, August 15, 2014

Go Chu Jang

"Cooking is about creating something delicious for someone else" ~Ayumi Komura

Korean sauce - Go Chu Jang



I once shared with a close friend of mine in Malaysia about how good the Korean doubled Fried Chickens are (post coming soon....),  her reply was 'where can I get the ingredients?'...
How true, where can she buy the ingredients...
I have seen some good range of Japanese food/product being stocked up in Malaysian supermarkets... but Korean??? perhaps I was looking at the wrong place.
With that in mind, I get to work...

Korean Chilli powder

Here are my takes on Go Chu Jang...

Go-Chu Jang (method A)
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1 cup water
50 g raw sugar
200g miso paste
1 cup Korean chilli powder
2 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon salt
1teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  1. Add all the ingredients in a small saucepan and cook over low heat until sauce thicken. 
  2. Place in a sterilised jar and refrigerate after use.

Go-Chu Jang (method B)

1/2  cup water 
50 g raw sugar
200g miso paste (maru kome)
2 tablespoon hot paprika
4 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  1. Add all the ingredients in a small saucepan and cook over low heat until sauce thicken. 
  2. Place in a sterilised jar and refrigerate after use.

note : 
I tried and tested both recipes (above).... one with Korean chilli powder (method A) and the other is with hot paprika. (method B).
Feedback: Go Chu Jang (method B ) was the winner.

10 comments:

  1. Great post - and I love the quote!

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  2. Wow, so good to make your own gochujang. I am still depending on store-bought ones, with relatively "okay' ingredients, that I managed to find quite recently

    Love adding apple cider vinegar to my gochujang when creating a spicy sauce-dressing :)

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    1. Its a matter of putting things together from my fridge and larder ;P

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  3. Have to get some miso to make this chilli paste! Thanks for sharing, Lisa.

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  4. I don't know how much Korean cooking I'll do so I just bought a tub of the stuff and it's pretty potent. Now, what do I do with it other than stirring some into my spicy miso soup with duck?

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    1. There are plenty to do with the sauce A-boleyn :D,
      try Korean fried chicken (check out my post), bibimbap, simple fried rice, make vegetable pancakes etc :D

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