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Doubanjiang & La Doubanjiang (Spicy Chili Bean Paste)

  • Spicy Chili Bean Paste (Doubanjiang & La Doubanjiang) | Easy Japanese Recipes at

    Doubanjiang (Fermented Bean Paste, 豆瓣酱) is a salty paste made from fermented broad beans, soybeans, salt, rice, and various spices.  There are spicy La Doubanjiang and regular non-spicy Doubanjiang (Click here to read more).

    Non-Spicy Doubanjiang


    This Taiwanese Lian How (岡山) brand of Doubanjiang is NOT spicy. The color is brown and no sign of red chili in there. You can buy this from Asian grocery stores.

    Amazon does not sell the non-spicy broad bean paste, but Walmart sells it (please let me know if you find this brand online).

    Spicy Doubanjiang (La Doubanjiang)

    Chili Bean Paste (Doubanjigang)

    La Doubanjiang (Chili Bean Paste/Sauce, 辣豆瓣酱) is spicy fermented bean paste with red chili peppers.  You can see the paste/sauce is red from the bottle.

    La Doubanjiang (Spicy Chili Bean Paste)

    Here’s another brand.  As you may recognize, the English translation is very different from a brand to a brand.  Therefore, look for the Chinese character on the label.  If you see in front of 豆板醤, then that’s a spicy one.  You should be able to tell by the color of paste/sauce.

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