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Enjoying Korea's Dining Culture of Sharing with Chung Jung One Items

Enjoying Korea's Dining Culture of Sharing with Chung Jung One Items

Korean dining culture can best be characterized with the sharing is caring principle. For the sake of argument, the usual Korean barbeque dining setup would be to gather around a table with big bowls of stews, a wide variety of side dishes collectively called banchan, and a barbeque grill in the middle for everyone to share and grill their own meat.

This kind of setup opens up a lot of opportunities to mix and match flavors: smokiness from your barbeque, sweetness from your sweet potato side dish, spiciness from your kimchi, and more. This is why Chung Jung One has developed an extensive line of high-quality Korean ingredients so you can truly experience the taste and feeling of dining like a Korean local.

Since 1956, Chung Jung One has been developing Korean pantry staples like gochujang and doenjang produced in Sunchang. Dubbed as the historical “Village of Gochujang”, their products are known to be produced with the best quality peppers and traditionally fermented in the most ideal climates to bring out the best possible kick of spiciness and umami from the red chili peppers.

They have found global success and you can complete your Chung Jung One Korean pantry essentials through Karman Foods!

1. Chung Jung One Hot Pepper Paste

Gochujang, or red pepper paste, is one of the pillars of traditional Korean cuisine and the Chung Jung One brand. Made from 100% sun-dried red peppers, brown rice, and fermented soybeans, expect a premium kind spiciness that only the clear waters and moderate weather conditions from Sunchang can bring out. Whether used as a condiment, flavoring soup, adding it to a stir-fry, or even marinating meat, the Sunchang Brown Rice Red Pepper Paste should always be in your kitchen shelves for truly flavorful dishes that pack a punch. 

2. Chung Jung One Doenjang Soybean Paste

Made from carefully selected, meticulously evaluated, thoroughly washed, and well-fermented soybeans, you’re guaranteed to have some of the best-tasting soup broth complete with rich flavors and a clean finish using just a couple of teaspoons of this doenjang fermented soybean paste. Commonly used as a savory dipping sauce for meats and vegetables, you can also mix it with gochujang and you’ve got yourself an instant ssamjang-- a thick paste for your vegetable wraps.

3. Chung Jung One Ssamjang Seasoned Soybean Paste

If you want your ssamjang readily made for your instant and complete Korean barbeque feast, Chung Jung One has you covered. Made from soybean paste, red pepper powder, onions, sesame seed, and sesame oil sourced from Sunchang, you can expect only the best barbeque experience ahead of you. Go ahead, fill up your lettuce leaf with all the meat, garlic, and veggies you want. As long as you have a dollop of ssamjang to top it off, your meat wraps will always taste amazing.

4. Chung Jung One Korean Galbi Sauce and Beef Marinade

Galbi, which means short ribs, is a famous dish in Korean cuisine that’s marinated in a sweet and savory sauce, then cooked on tabletop grills. For galbi to even taste good, you’ll need a great marinade for it. Chung Jung One’s marinade is made from fruit purees, naturally-brewed soy sauce, and Spanish red wine with 0g trans-fat which gives your short ribs a premium and healthy taste that rivals any Korean restaurant’s dishes. No need to prepare any other spices and herbs. This bottle already has the flavors you need for smokiness that gets right down to the bone. 

A Korean Barbeque Bulgogi and Beef Marinade sauce is also available in our galleries for tender and juicy bulgogi strips.

5. Chung Jung One Black Bean Paste

Imagine recreating your favorite Korean comfort food all by yourself. Chung Jung One makes it easy with their ready-made black bean paste. It’s perfect for making jajangmyeon, a highly popular Korean-style Chinese noodle dish topped with a thick fermented black bean sauce, diced pork, and vegetables. It has a mild yet sweet and savory flavor that can fill your tummies and send a wave of nostalgia.

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