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Gochujang Sauce for Bibimbap
Recipe type: Condiment
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Serves: 6
While toppings for bibimbap can be whatever you want, you always need a good bibimbap sauce.
  • 6 tbsp gochujang, Korean hot pepper paste
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  1. Mix everything except honey, adjust seasoning, add honey if desired.
Use about 2 tbsp of sauce for each portion of bibimbap.


The Schmoops opines that my bibimbap is better than any he has had in a Korean restaurant, even though I never make bibimbap quite the same way twice — except for this sauce. With a smooth honey-like texture and a balance of sweetness, tang and spice, this also works well as a sauce for grilled salmon. If you add an extra tablespoon of rice vinegar, it also works well as Bibim Guksu (Korean cold buckwheat noodle salad) sauce.