7 Popular Korean Dishes Using Gochujang

7 Popular Korean Dishes Using Gochujang

Gochujang, the Korean red chili paste, is known as a staple in Korean cuisine. The combination of sweet, tangy, and spicy flavors found in this pepper condiment pair well with foods such as tofu, shrimp, chicken, and rice cakes, called “tteok” in Korean. You might be wondering, where do I begin? Lucky for you, we’ve picked out 7 of the most popular gochujang dishes we think you should try!


7 Korean Dishes Using Gochujang

1. Gochujang Marinated Shrimp

2. Soondubu Jjigae (Korean Soft Tofu Stew)

3. Bibimbap and sauce

4. Tteokbokki (Stir-fried rice cakes)

5. Galbi (Beef short ribs)

6. Dakgangjeong (Korean Style Popcorn Chicken)

7. Dakdoritang (Spicy Korean Chicken & Potato Stew)


1. Gochujang Marinated Shrimp

Saewu Gui or spicy grilled shrimp skewers are a common Korean dish that combines Gochujang with items such as garlic, lemon, and extra virgin olive oil. We’ve taken this delicious recipe and added our own KPOP Foods twist to it. Our Spicy Honey Butter Shrimp packs plenty of rich and spicy seafood flavors that will leave your taste buds tingling.


2. Soondubu Jjigae (Korean Soft Tofu Stew)

Calling all vegans and vegetarians! We have the stew for you! Soondubu Jjigae is a spicy Korean Soft Tofu Stew that is often served in a stone pot. While it is traditionally made using anchovy stock for the stew’s base, we’ve tried it with vegetable stock and guess what? We highly recommend it! Most recipes for this stew include vegetables such as mushrooms, cabbage, and scallions, but feel free to add whatever vegetables you would like to this gochujang star dish.

Pro tip: Sprinkle KPOP Sea Snacks on top for extra flavor!


3. Bibimbap and sauce

Bibimbap is a popular Korean dish that combines rice, meat, vegetables, and eggs into one bowl. One of the prime features of this dish is that it can be customized to fit your personal tastes. Substitute more vegetables, add more cucumber, or sprinkle some KPOP Sea Snacks on top, the possibilities are endless! Top with your favorite condiments (like KPOP sauce) and you’ve got yourself a tasty meal for lunch and/or dinner. Check out our easy Salmon Bibimbap recipe!


4. Tteokbokki (Stir-fried rice cakes)

Did someone say stir-fried rice cakes? Tteokbokki is a prized Korean dish that is made using ingredients such as Korean soup stock or dashi stock, gochujang, rice cakes, onion, and sesame oil. Add in some KPOP Sauce to your pan for a These delicious rice cakes can be made in less than 30 minutes, perfect for those who are busy and need a quick homemade meal to cook for dinner.


5. Galbi (Beef short ribs)

Mmmm… Do you smell that? It’s Galbi, aka beef short rib, one of the most popular dishes in Korean BBQ. The first step in making Galbi is gathering ingredients such as soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, sesame oil, and gochujang (or KPOP Sauce). Then, simply place the ribs in a large plastic zipper bag with all of the ingredients and let the bag sit in a refrigerator overnight or for up to 4 hours. Throw the ribs on the grill for a few minutes and BAM you have a taste of Korean BBQ right in your own home! Check out our classic Galbi recipe created by Theo’s Grandma!


6. Dakgangjeong (Korean Style Popcorn Chicken)

Korean cuisine wouldn’t be complete without the delicious street food found in cities such as Seoul. Dakgangjeong (Korean Style Popcorn Chicken) are deep-fried boneless chicken nuggets coated in a tangy, sweet, and spicy sauce. Say goodbye to bland popcorn chicken and say hello to flavorful Dakgangjeong! This is just the snack you need to get your party started!

Pro tip: add some KPOP Sauce to your chicken for a unique, bold flavor!


7. Dakdoritang (Spicy Korean Chicken & Potato Stew)

Our last Gochujang dish is Dakdoritang, a yummy stew that is the ultimate comfort food that you’ve been missing. This stew mixes ingredients such as carrots, onions, potatoes, and chicken into a mouthwatering broth. Serve this stew over rice and sprinkle some sesame seeds and green onions on top. Or better yet, throw in some KPOP Sea Snacks!