Korean Bibimbap Sauce

Bibimbap is actually a traditional Korean rice dish – this sauce is what you would expect to have it served with. The sauce is delicious with all sorts of Korean food and Asian stir fries. But don’t stop there: Bibimbap sauce is actually quite versatile in the kitchen. This tasty Korean condiment is delicious on everything from beef steak to eggs to veggies.

Korean Bibimbap Sauce Recipe
Korean bibimbap sauce in a bowl

The heat in bibimbap sauce comes from gochujang, a spicy chili paste with earthy and pungent undertones. It’s the primary ingredient in bibimbap sauce, so those flavors shine through with other exotic flavors like sesame oil and soy sauce.

This is a bold sauce – one of the reasons it works so well with red meat. Steaks hold their own with the robust flavors here. It can be smothered on meat before cooking, used for marinating fish, or even just served as a dip for your favorite starter.

On storage: This recipe will keep in a jar (refrigerated) for up to two weeks. Or, to keep it longer, try freezing it in ice cube trays for quick use in stir-fries or rice dishes.

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Korean Bibimbap Sauce Recipe

Korean Bibimbap Sauce

A classic for Korean cooking, but more versatile than that!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Course Condiment
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 32 kcal


  • ¼ cup gochujang chili paste
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic


  • Crush the garlic until smooth.
  • Combine all of the ingredients and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour prior to use.
  • Use immediately!


If refrigerated, this sauce is usable for up to two weeks. 


Calories: 32kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 128mgPotassium: 36mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 17IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Gochujang
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on March 26, 2023 to include new content.
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