Korean soy sauce, (called Joseon ganjang (조선간장) in Korean) is a byproduct of the production of doenjang (Korean fermented soybean paste). Joseon ganjang, thin and dark brown in color, is made entirely of soy and brine, and has a saltiness that varies according to the producer. Traditionally in Korea, we have different kinds of soy sauce, depending on the length of the fermentation time. Basically we use 2 types of soy sauce the most. One is normal soy sauce, which is fermented for more than 3 years. The other is soup soy sauce which is fermented for 1 or 2 years. The longer you keep the soy sauce the darker color, and the stronger flavor. Nowadays, many Korean people just buy soy sauce from the store instead of making it at home since it is difficult and time consuming.
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When you are craving spicy food, what do you think of first? There are many different kinds of spicy food to choose in Korean cuisine. But for me, spicy soup is particularly good. I like spicy soup mixed with rice, with well-fermented kimchi as a side. It is so delicious that I could eat almost everyday. 😉 Among the many choices for spicy Korean soup, I want to introduce a new one today. If you’ve tried yukgaejang (Korean spicy beef and vegetable soup) before, you will love this recipe too. It is a spicy green onion and beef soup called ‘PaGaeJang’ (파개장) in Korean. You can consider it as the original or a simpler version of yukgaejang. As you might know, yukgaejang is a delicious spicy soup, but it asks for some unusual ingredients such as dried fernbrake and dried taro stem, etc. It also needs a lot of cooking time and preparation. On the other hand, the ingredients for pagaejang are a lot simpler, making it easier to make. The good news is, the flavor is still very good. I already posted a delicious yukgaejang recipe and many people liked it. So, now you will have a tough time choosing which one to cook and eat. Wait a minute, maybe, it is an easy decision to make after you try this new recipe. lol 😉 Savory homemade beef broth along with lots of green onions and the spicy sauce make this an unbelievably delicious soup. There are several secret tips in this recipe, so don’t miss them. 🙂
Yield: 4 Servings
Since soybean paste flavor is a good match with many different ingredients, there are many different kinds of soup that uses it. This soup is one of them. You will be amazed what kind of great and savory flavor you get with this soup using only natural ingredients, without any artificial seasonings like MSG.
Yield: 2-3 Servings
Soybean sprout guk is the most common daily soup in Korea. Since it is very quick and simple to make, and the flavor is mild, it is popular as a Korean breakfast soup. Korean people say that it is also good for a hangover, but I cannot attest to that. There are different versions of soybean sprout soup; this recipe is a basic version. Try it someday.
Yield: 2 Servings
This is gourmet seasoning sauce. It is naturally brewed soy sauce added with the boiled down natural sauce from cooking onions, ginger, garlic, pears, apples, beef, etc. This one is specially good for soup or stew. I already tried it for my seaweed soup. I basically made the soup in the same way, but reduced the normal soy sauce amount and added some of this seasoning in place of the missing soy sauce. It turned out pretty good, so I’m going to use it for different kinds of soups and stews later. You can think of it like this – in a well flavored dish, you can add extra flavor to make it even more tasty. Sometimes if you don’t have enough time to make your own broth, as many of my recipes ask for, you can get a similar flavoring from simply using this seasoning sauce. It is a shortcut for a quick and easy dish. Hehe, that doesn’t mean skip making broth all of the time though, because making your own broth give you the best flavor for your dish. =P Anyway, I was happy about the result, so try it someday if you can find it in a Korean grocery store. This is especially for soup and stew. It has seafood extract in it, you will not like this particular flavor of sauce if you are a vegetarian or do like seafood.