Wholly Doenjang, Plastic Jar 34.5 OZ (977 g)

Crazy Korean Cooking


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Gluten-free, Vegan, Non-GMO, No Chemical Additives, KoreanåÊSoybeanåÊPaste

  • No chemical additives or preservatives
  • Unpasteurized
  • Delicious artisanal doenjang with traditional homemade taste, distinguished from those produced in factories
  • Made by Mr. Uk Kang, fermentation Artisan with 18 years of experience using a traditional all-natural fermentation method
  • Great in stew,soup, namul (vegetable side dishes), stir-fry, dipping sauce and marinade or to season any non-Korean foods.

Ingredients:åÊSoybeans, Water, Salt.


Content Weight:åÊ345 oz (977åÊg)

Origin:åÊProduct of USA

Also known as:åÊDoenjang, Dwenjang, Soybean Paste, ‘?ϓ_´

Storage & Care

Always keep product refrigerated when storing long-term. (Although the product is shelf-stable at room temperature, on rare occasions natural fermentation may cause the contents to overflow. To prevent this and to ensure best quality, refrigeration is recommended.) Always use a clean spoon to scoop doenjang out of the container. Paste color may become darker after exposure to oxygen. This is normal, and it is still safe to eat.åÊ

Best by date: There is no expiration date for this product since it is naturally fermented. It can be aged for many years if kept in proper conditions, much like a vintage wine. However, for best quality we recommend that you consume it before the date indicated on the jar, as it is difficult to provide the conditions and care needed to properly age this product at home.

The formula foråÊWholly DoenjangåÊis simple: three wholesome ingredients and fermentation with love and care.åÊWholly DoenjangåÊembodies a complex savory flavor without bitterness or overpowering saltiness. The deep pungent smell is a sign of well-fermented soybean paste made with a traditional fermentation method. If you are looking for real KoreanåÊdoenjang, this is the product.

About artisan UK Kang and the art of jang-making:

Artisan Uk Kang dedicated the past two decades of his life to the art of fermentation. With the know-how he inherited from a jang expert in the 90's, Uk Kang created the foundation for Wholly Jang from traditional jang-making artistry honed for over 40 years. Uk Kang currently lives in the U.S. pursuing his passion to grow a global appreciation for artisanal Korean jang and authentic Korean cuisine. His dream is to propagate the traditional jang fermentation method into the next generation and beyond, since the traditional way is slowly disappearing with industrialization.

Wholly Jang is not completely shackled by strict tradition, though. From that classic foundation, Uk Kang is continuously developing new varieties of jang. Each creative twist captures the essence of traditional jang, while carving a leading edge in the evolving landscape of global food culture, and always maximizing health benefits.

He notes that the reason manufacturers shy away from the traditional jang-making method is that it requires much more attention, effort and fermentation time. Traditional jang is fermented with many strands of natural bacteria, whereas factory-made jang is fermented with artificially cultivated bacteria for faster production and easier quality control. So, factory-made jang may have a consistent taste, but it does not embody the deep complex flavors of the traditional jang. Traditional jang, however, must be made in a clean environment and with consistent monitoring, to ensure good quality and taste. Experienced jang artisans like Uk Kang are able to distinguish beneficial bacteria from unwanted microorganisms, which cause unpleasant flavors and smell. They know how to take care of jang even with changes in climate and surroundings. A genuine love and passion for jang, along with years of hard work and patience, are necessary to achieve the kind of artisan expertise which created Wholly Jang.

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We ship to other areas at a higher shipping cost via UPS 2nd Day Air Or USPS Express 1 Day. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about shipping to your area.

Ship out date for all Frozen Food Items is 10/08/2018

Ship out date for all Kimchi Kits is Temporarily Unavailable

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