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  • Gochujang paste - where to buy

    Where is this paste available, please? I can not track it down. Is there an alternative which is similar and more easily found? Many thanks

    From the nigella team:

    Gochujang paste is a Korean ingredient made from hot chilli peppers and fermented soybeans, with a little sweetener added. It is used as a cooking ingredient, marinade and condiment. It is quite often labelled and sold as hot pepper paste. You are most likely to find it in Asian supermarkets and stores rather than in mainstream supermarkets and there are some on-line suppliers listed below. It you can't find the paste then you can add a kick with any hot chilli or hot pepper sauce and you may need to add a small dash of honey.

    For mail order in the UK try:

    ww.melburyandappleton.co.uk    (sold as gochjang paste)

    www.starryasianmarket.com  (sold as hot bean paste)

    For mail order in the US try:

    www.koamart.com    (sold as hot pepper paste)

    www.hmart.com  (sold as hot pepper paste)

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