Homemade Yangnyeom Ganjang (Korean Dipping Sauce)

Homemade Yangnyeom Ganjang (Korean Dipping Sauce)

This is an all-purpose seasoning in Korean cooking! It's easy to make and keeps in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, so it's perfect for busy people!


☆ Soy sauce
75 ml
☆ Sake, sugar, and ground sesame seeds
2 tablespoons each
☆ Ichimi chilli powder
1/4 tablespoon
☆ Salt and pepper
to taste
☆ Green onion (finely chopped)
☆ Garlic (grated)
2 cloves
☆ Ginger (grated)
1/2 teaspoon
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon
Your choice of jam (apricot, marmalade, fig, etc.)
2-3 tablespoons


1. Combine the ☆ ingredients. Add the sesame oil and jam and mix well.
2. Adding the oil at the end helps the salt and pepper blend evenly. The jam gives it just the right amount of tartness.
3. I used yangnyeom ganjang to make Korean ginger pork. It was totally delicious!
4. I made a spicy Korean fish stew with slices of mackerel. My fish-hating husband praised it and finished off his plate!
5. I made a fried rice dish for lunch with goya (bitter melon), cucumbers, and eggs. Even my son who can't take much spice said it was tasty and ate it all up.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is Eirin Lee's super delicious all-purpose sauce! I rely on her recipes often, and since this was introduced on TV recently, I added some variation and posted it here.