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 Replies to “Ssam-Jang”

  1. 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,

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