Korean Barbeque Dipping Sauce (Ssamjang)

No Korean barbeque is complete with having “Ssam” sauce nearby to dip the salty-sweet grilled meat in. Ssamjang is especially popular as a topping for bulgogi topped with julienned vegetables and wrapped in lettuce leaves to be eaten by hand. With the proper ingredients on hand, it takes about 2 minutes to make this delicious dip.

Ssamjang – Korean Barbeque Dipping Sauce

This sauce is a simple mix that perfectly balances salty, sweet, bitter, and savory components. Try it with any grilled beef or pork, Korean or not.
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Course: Condiment, Dip, Sauce
Cuisine: Korean
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Author: My Hungry Traveler


  • Small container with lid


  • ¼ cup Doenjang (Korean fermented soybean paste)
  • 2 tbsp Gochujang (Korean chile paste)
  • 1 tbsp Toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tsp Toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp Honey or maple syrup
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 Scallions, thinly sliced


  • Mix all ingredients together in a plastic container with cover. Refrigerate until ready to use.

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