2 Variations of Homemade Korean Miso Sauce (Ssamjang)

2 Variations of Homemade Korean Miso Sauce (Ssamjang)

This delicious miso sauce goes great with meat and rice wrapped in lettuce. It's perfect with raw or cooked veggies.


Basic miso sauce
2 tablespoons
Soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
1/2 to 1 tablespoon
a small amount
Sesame oil
1/2 to 1 tablespoon
Roasted sesame seeds
as desired
Spicy miso sauce
Basic miso paste
All of the ingredients listed above
Gochujang Recipe ID: 2316187
2 tablespoons
Red hot chili pepper powder (imported from Korea)
1/2 to 1 teaspoon
Grated garlic Recipe ID: 2322784
1 clove
Sesame oil
1/2 tablespoon
Japanese leek (finely chopped)
2 tablespoons


1. Basic miso sauce: Mix all of the ingredients together and you're done! It's not spicy, so it's great for kids too!
2. Spicy miso sauce: Mix all of the ingredients for the basic miso sauce. Then add all the ingredients for the spicy miso sauce and mix well. If you'd like, add some finely chopped scallions as well!
3. This goes great as a sauce with spring rolls. Recipe ID: 2340912.
4. Mix the sauce together with boiled shishito peppers and red chili peppers for an easy side dish Recipe ID: 2342588.
5. Ssambap Recipe ID: 2346178.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a convenient all-purpose miso sauce that you can use in dishes. My kids love this as a sauce for rice wrapped with steamed cabbage or lettuce. Add gochujang if serving to adults for a spicy kick.