[Kisoondo] Traditional Gochujang Paste


[Kisoondo] Traditional Korean Gochujang

100% Natural Ingredients, Traditional Taste

[Kisoondo] Traditional Gochujang

Today, we introduce one of our best-selling, artisan-made Gochujang!

This is Kisoondo's Traditional Gochujang.

Unlike factory-made gochujang, this paste is made with only natural ingredients:

Full Ingredients List: Glutinous Rice (35%), Gochugaru (25%), Meju Powder (20%), Raosted Bamboo Salt (10%), Soy Sauce (5%), Malt Barley (5%)

In Spring, barley is harvested and malted. In Summer, soybean and glutinous rice are fermented and turned into meju powder. In Winter, all of the ingredients are brought together, and mixed with gochugaru.

The gochujang is then left to rest and ferment in large Korean Hanggari pots for 6 months. 

The dedication to each ingredient is Kisoondo's secret to making one of Korea's best gochujang!

This gochujang has a deep, piquant spice with a slightly-earthy sweetness.

It contains no preservatives, additives, refined sugar or MSG.

If you want to try an all-natural, traditional Gochujang, this is it!

Available in 3 sizes: 230g, 320g & 500g


Since 1972, Kisoondo has been making premium traditional Korean pastes and soy sauces.

Kisoondo is owned and operated by Master Ki Soon Do.

Master Ki, the current matriarch of the family, has been making these pastes the same traditional way for years, following the secret recipe and traditions passed down for over 360 years.

Her operations now yields over 1000+ large Hanggari pots each season.

Master Ki has received distinction as a Korean Food Grand Master by the Korean Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Jeanine H. (South Carolina, United States)
Worth the price

I don't live in an area where gochujang is easily available so I usually buy whatever brand I can get my hands on. I got a jar of this (along with the strawberry flavor) for my birthday and it is SO good! Nice level of spice, great depth of flavor, works for all the usual uses. My new favorite is to spread on toast with avocado and sesame seeds. Will definitely buy again!

Canadian S. (Ontario, Canada)
Thoroughly enjoying this Gochujang

As an epicure and a firm believer in healthy food including naturally fermented foods, I searched for a long time to find a traditional gochujang that is free from chemicals, additives, etc.

Coincidentally, I found Kisoondo Traditional online and so wished I could find it in Canada! However, no luck. That’s how I eventually decided to order it directly from South Korea.

I am absolutely delighted with this gochujang. It feels so pure and has a wonderful umami taste with a little kick of spiciness which we love!

The only thing I wish for that even the smaller size would be available in a glass jar instead of plastic.

Thank you for preserving the traditional method of making gochujang and I hope one day your products will be easily available around the world!

Theveganjess (Île-de-France, France)
I love it. Very good and natural

Delivery was on time as expected, the taste was nice and natural (no preservatives or whatsoever). Would definitely reorder again in the future. Thanks for the personalized hand written thank note!

J M.W. (Georgia, United States)
Awesome Product and Quick Delivery

We absolutely love it. It is more expensive than we would like, but we still pay up for this product that is made, packaged and delivered with care, skill and authenticity.

Crystal E. (Oregon, United States)
Frequently Used Favorite

When we first started using gochujang we purchased from a local grocery store (US) and didn't pay any attention to the fact it was made in China. When we read, and started making recipes from, Joanne Lee Molinaro's book Korean Vegan, did we learn about the Korean made gochujang and her preference for it. So we bought it and WOW what a difference. It was a game changer for sure. The flavor profile is much more complex, earthy, and flavorsome. We found the Kisoondo gochujang on Amazon but they have been out so I ordered direct from Gochujar. Order processing was fast and the note that came with it from Daniel and team was the best part and made my day (I kept the note). I can't say enough things about Kisoondo quality and Korean gochujang overall - the best! We make a gochujang marinade on repeat for gochujang tofu with pan fried green onions, nuts, and rice - it's my Happy Meal.

Product Highlights

  • Made in Damyang, South Jeolla Province (South Korea)
  • 100% all-natural, Korean ingredients
  • No preservatives, additives or refined sugars
  • Fermented via traditional method - for 6 months - in Korean Hangari pots
  • Available in 3 sizes: 230g (pouch), 320g (jar) or 500g (jar)

[Kisoondo] Traditional Gochujang

[Kisoondo] Traditional Gochujang 

Size: 230g, 320g or 500g

Country of Origin: Korea

After opening, please store in refrigerator

Full Ingredient List:

Glutinous Rice (35%), Gochugaru (25%), Meju Powder (20%), Roasted Bamboo Salt (10%), Soy Sauce (5%), Malt Barley (5%)

How it's made:

Available in 3 sizes

230g (Pouch)

320g (Glass Jar)

500g (Glass Jar)

About Kisoondo

Since 1972, Kisoondo has been making premium traditional pastes and soy sauces in Damyang County (South Jeolla Province).

Master Ki, the current matriarch of the family, has been making condiments the same traditional way for years, following the secret recipe and traditions passed down for over 360 years.

They ferment over 1200+ large Hangari pots of traditional pastes & sauces every year

Close-up of Kisoondo's Traditional Gochujang

Full Ingredients list:

Glutinous Rice (35%), Gochugaru (25%), Meju Powder (20%), Roasted Bamboo Salt (10%), Soy Sauce (5%), Malt Barley (5%)

Nutritional Info:

Every 100g has 207 calories

Sodium 2450mg (122%), Carbohydrate 44g (14%), Sugar 19g (19%), Fat 1.6g (3%), Saturated Fat 0.23g (2%), Trans Fat 0g (0%), Cholesterol 0mg (0%), Protein 4g (8%)

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