In the many, many times you’ve been to samgyupsal restos, you probably have gone through several plates of meat which you’ve dipped in every sauce on the table without exactly wondering what each one was (basta masarap, right?). Well, get ready to become a samgyup sawsawan expert as we’ve listed down what each sauce is actually calledbecause really, you just want to ask the restaurant staff for the right refill.


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1. Sesame Oil

The most familiar of the set, this is basically sesame oil with salt and pepper and is the most beginner-friendly out of all the sauces. It’s easy to consume because it isn’t as overwhelming as the others, so you can definitely taste more of the meat.

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2. Ssamjang

If you’re not into spicy food, then you might have initially avoided the orange-colored ssamjang (which literally means “dipping sauce for lettuce wrap”). Ssamjang is made out of two things: doenjang, a mixture of soybean paste and salt, and just a little bit gochujang, a fermented chili paste, which is added as a flavor booster.


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3. Gochujang

Now if you’re the type who actively looks for that spicy zing go for this deep red dip. It’s called gochujang, which is actually one of the most well-known Korean sauces out there. It’s used for a variety of things like soups, rice cakes (or tteokbokki), and of course, samgyupsal! Like mentioned above, it’s made primarily from fermented chili paste, soy beans, and glutinous rice.


4. Ganjang

Ganjang is clear sauce that resembles our local patis, and it’s a pleasant combination of sour and salty. Korea actually has different types of ganjang, but the gaeryang ganjang is the one that’s usually used for dipping.

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