Recipe: Ssamjang (쌈장)


Summary: Ssamjang is a thick, spicy dipping sauce served with vegetables (cucumber, lettuce, pepper). The name derives from the words jang (meaning “paste” or “thick sauce”) and ssam (meaning “food wrapped in a leaf”), hence “sauce for food wrapped in a leaf.”


  • Korean Bean Paste 3T
  • Korean Red Chili Paste 1/2 T
  • Minced garlic 1t
  • Sesame oil 1 T
  • Chopped green onion 1t


  1. Mix all the ingredients and serve with veggie.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

  5 comments for “Ssam-Jang

  1. Tess
    September 19, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    HI! I am planning to make this one following your recipe. I am gonna go to the Korean market to get the bean paste. What is the Korean name for Bean Paste?

    Thanks a lot,

    • admin
      October 10, 2011 at 10:12 pm

      Doan Jang (된장) 🙂

  2. Jen
    March 3, 2012 at 6:47 am

    what type of bean paste do you use for this recipe? soy bean right?

    • admin
      March 3, 2012 at 1:15 pm

      Yes the Korean bean paste is made with soy bean.

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