Ssamjang - Korean Dip
This funny looking word is a salty umami bomb. It's made specifically made for a Korean dish called Ssam, which is basically meat and kimchi wrapped in lettuce. Just like with most homecooking, every family makes it differently, with theirs being the best of course. Traditionally the wraps are supposed to be bite sized, which is why my favorite memory of this dish is watching my family excitedly stuff as much as possible into their lettuce bundle, and try to shove it all into their face at one time. This is probably why I can't make a small burrito or spring roll to save my life.
This dip is simple to make, and uses every day Korean ingredients. Let's dive in.