[Kisoondo] Traditional Gochujang

Chung Jung One 100% Brown Rice Gochujang (Gold)

Made by a Korean Grandmaster

[Kisoondo] Traditional Gochujang


Kisoondo Traditional Gochujang is the embodiment of tradition. 

This gochujang is produced by an artisan from Jeollanam-do named Ki Soon Do. She has spent the last 46 years making traditional Korean pastes. In fact, she comes from a family that has been producing Korean pastes for the last 360 years! That's nearly 5 generations of artisans passing down their accumulated knowledge. In 2008, the Korean government officially recognized Ki Soon Do as a Grandmaster of Korean foods. 

Now let's talk about this gochujang. To bring out the best taste, Ki Soon Do carefully prepares each ingredient in different seasons. During the spring, barley is harvested and turned into malt syrup. In the summer, soybean and glutinous rice are fermented to make meju powder. Then in the winter, sun-dried Taeyang peppers are ground and mixed with a few other ingredients, before fermenting in large Hanggari pots for 6 months. This dedication - to each ingredient - is her secret to making one of Korea's best gochujang! It has an incredibly deep, piquant flavor with a slight earthy sweetness. 

If you're curious to taste real traditional gochujang, this is it!

Product Highlights

  • Owner is officially designated by the Korean government as a Korean Food Grandmaster
  • Each ingredient is 100% Korea-grown (Non-GMO)
  • Gochujang is made with natural mineral water - extracted from 150m underground 
  • Aged with premium bamboo salt in 1200 traditional Hanggari pots (shown below)
  • Perfect for adding spice to traditional Korean dishes
Product In Brief

Main Ingredients

Glutinous Rice Powder (35%), Gochugaru (25%)

Meju (Soybean) Powder, Bamboo Salt, Soy Sauce, Malt Syrup

    Storage Tips

    Expiration period: 1 year 6 months

    Before opening, store in a cool, dry area

    After opening, keep in refrigerator

      What to Make

      Spicy Korean Marinades, Stews, Stir-Fries

      Tteokbokki, Jeyuk Bokkeum, Bibimbap Sauce

      Ssamjang (Use as lettuce wrap & veggies)

        About the Brand

        Kisoondo is an artisanal company led by Grandmaster Ki Soon Do. She has been perfecting the art of traditional Korean pastes for the last 46 years. In fact, her family has been practicing and preserving this craft for the last 360 years! The brand prides itself on tradition.

          What is Gochujang?

          Gochujang is a fermented paste that's used in many spicy Korean dishes. It's made with Korean red chili peppers (Taeyang Peppers, shown left). These peppers are picked, dried and grated into tiny flakes. Then, these flakes are mixed with various ingredients including fermented soy bean powder (meju-powder), rice flour and salt. The paste is fermented for many months to develop a deep, piquant flavor. See video below for more details.

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          About The Brand

          Kisoondo is an artisanal company led by Grandmaster Ki Soon Do. She has been perfecting the art of traditional Korean pastes for the last 46 years. In fact, her family has been practicing and preserving this craft for the last 360 years! The brand prides itself on tradition.

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