Featured in Wall Street Journal's 2018 Holiday Gift Guide, this thick, deep red fermented chile paste is funky, spicy, and sweet; made by traditional production methods passed down over 10 generations.
About Strawberry Gochujang
STRAWBERRY GOCHUJANG As seen on Wall Street Journal's The Off Duty 50 Holiday Gift Manual: As one of the three major jangs (fermented sauces), gochujang is a staple in Korean cuisine. This thick, deep red-colored paste is made mainly from Korean chile peppers, rice, fermented soybeans, and salt; it combines funkiness (brought on by the fermentation process), spiciness (from the peppers), and sweetness (from the rice). The strawberry gochujang, one of our favorites from Master Ki, introduces an additional layer of sweet and fruity flavor that perfectly balances the spicy notes. Master Ki's jangs stand out for her exclusive use of all natural, Korean-grown ingredients and her family’s traditional production methods passed down over 10 generations. Once the peppers, fermented soybeans, rice grain syrup, aged soy sauce and other ingredients are added in, the gochujang mixture is aged for least six more months, resulting in a delicious sauce full of 'umami' flavor.
We recommend playing around with gochujang. Though you can eat gochujang on its own, the versatility of this sauce will pleasantly surprise you. Add a little sesame oil for a quick bibimbap sauce; mix in sugar and soy sauce for a delicious marinade; or simply add a spoonful into stews for a deeper flavor.
To learn more about how Master Ki's gochujang is made, watch this video.
Kisoondo Strawberry Gochujang Product Details
● 230g pouch ● Made in Damyang, South Korea ● Non-GMO, no preservatives, additives, or refined sugar ● Ingredients: Red pepper powder, fermented soybean powder, glutinous rice, strawberries, roasted bamboo salt, soy sauce, malt ● Keep refrigerated
Kisoondo Strawberry Gochujang Key Ingredients
Gochugaru/Red pepper flakes Rich in minerals and antioxidants, it is believed to aid in blood circulation, digestion and oral health. Hand harvested sea salt is packed into local winter bamboo and roasted over pine wood fire for 3-4 days; this process is repeated nine times over two months.
Roasted bamboo salt Roasted bamboo salt, a fixture in most Korean kitchens, came to prominence as a natural medicine. Rich in minerals and antioxidants, it is believed to aid in blood circulation, digestion and oral health. Master Ki creates her own version by packing winter bamboo from Damyang with hand harvested sea salt, and then roasting the shoots for 3-4 days over a pine wood fire at over 700°C. The bamboo is roasted a total of 9 times in order to achieve the perfect balance and consistency. This strenuous process takes about two months.
Rice syrup Master Ki makes her own rice grain syrup that goes into the gochujang. Used as an alternative to sugar in Korean kitchens, Master Ki's rice malt syrup is made using only house made malt (100% barley) and rice.