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Gochujang (Korean Hot Red Pepper Paste)
Gochujang is a staple in Korean cuisine, a fermented red chili paste that brings a unique combination of heat, sweetness, and umami to a variety of dishes.
Gochujang has a robust and deep flavor with a well-balanced heat from the chili peppers. It also has a natural sweetness from the glutinous rice and a savory, umami-rich undertone from the fermented soybeans.
Gochujang has a thick and sticky consistency, making it easy to spread and incorporate into various dishes. The texture can vary slightly among different brands, with some being smoother or chunkier than others.The color of gochujang is a vibrant red, which comes from the red chili peppers used in its preparation.
While gochujang is spicy, it is not overwhelmingly hot. The heat is typically milder than some other chili pastes, making it accessible to a wide range of palates.