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May 6, 2007 02:37 AM

Can I sub Dou Ban Jiang for Kochujang?

It's really hot and I feel like making bibim naeng myun but am living in Sichuan and haven't found a source for Korean groceries. Could I use dou ban jiang with a little honey or sugar as a sub? I am okay with it being texturally a bit different.

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  1. From what I understand dou ban jiang is similar to kochujang but has a distinctly different taste. You could try it in any case with the added sweetener.