If you’re looking for top Asian food pairings to add to your own list of recipes, don’t leave ssamjang with pork out!
Ssamjang is a thick and spicy paste that’s commonly used with vegetable-wrapped meat. Ssamjang literally means “wrapping sauce” in Korean because it is frequently added to a combination of rice, Korean pork barbeque or samgyeopsal, garlic clove that’s carefully wrapped in lettuce or perilla leaf. Its ingredients include a mix of soybean paste called doenjang, red chili paste called gochujang, sesame oil, onion, garlic, green onions, and brown sugar.
It’s spicy, savory, and sweet all at the same time! It might be famous for being a wrapping sauce but its versatility allows this condiment to be much more than that-- one of which is as a kickass stir-fry sauce. That’s why you shouldn’t pass up the opportunity of preparing a rice bowl with this sauce of many wonders!