Korean soy sauce differs from other types of soy sauce in that they’re saltier, lighter in color, and used in cooking rather than a finishing sauce.
Korean soy sauce (Gan-Jang) refers to soy sauce produced the Korean method. It’s brewed slightly differently from the Japanese version. It’s primarily used in cooking such as marinating, stir-frying, and braising.
To cook Korean food with integrity, I think it’s important to use Korean soy sauce. Soy sauces from other countries are made for their respective cuisines. The taste and uses can differ significantly, which will alter your cooking. While it may be convenient to use one kind for all types of Asian cooking, I recommend buying Korean soy sauce if you cook Korean cuisine often.
I use the Sempio brand for my Japchae and Bulgogi Korean Grilled Beef recipes. You can purchase it on Amazon or find it at Korean or Asian grocery stores.
Recipes Using Korean Soy Sauce
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