Today, I want to introduce five different kinds of Sempio pre-made sauce. Sempio is one of the biggest Korean food company and they are especially famous for their products made with soybean such as soy sauce, soybean paste. Of course there are many more good Korean cooking ingredients that I tried and impressed by them. Among them, these five pre-made sauces are very convenient and delicious.
In Korea, there are certain areas that are known for a specific food. For example, when I hear the name “Andong (one Korean city name)”, the first thing comes up in my mind is “jjimdak (braised chicken with sauce and vegetables). Sempio got a clever idea to pick five popular cities and their famous dish and make pre-made sauce for each one. It is cool that you can make authentic Korean food at home without spending too much time and effort by simply using the pre-made sauces.
So here are those five sauces that I recommend you try someday. 😉
The first one is Sempio Andong braised chicken sauce. I have already posted recipes for both from scratch and using this pre-made sauce. They both taste good, however when I feel lazy to make own sauce, this is definitely my favorite pre-made sauce to try.
The second one is Sempio Mokpo octopus sauce. Mokpo is a city of southern part of Korea. It is also near my hometown Gwang-ju. Since they have ocean, many good seafood dishes were developed in this area. This pre-made sauce is good and again quick to cook. The spicy sauce matches great with octopus. However, I added a little bit of seasoning to give more flavor to it. You can check it out in my post soon.
The third one is Sempio Daegu spicy galbijjim sauce. As the name says, it is very spicy. I tried this sauce and thought it is just spicy. I wish they had a little more flavor than just spiciness. Maybe since it is very spicy it hides other flavor. If I try this sauce again, I will add some seasoning to it such as sugar or more garlic, etc. So far, you might think that it was failure. Well, actually not. Because with left over food, I could make delicious spicy meat and vegetable soup in few minutes like making instant noodles. lol Which means, you can enjoy the galbi jjim one night and the other night you can easily make tasty soup by just boiling the left over galbi, vegetables from your refrigerator, Youndoo, and water. 😉
The fourth one is Sempio Jeju hair-tail fish sauce. The spicy hair-tail stew is one of the most popular foods from Jeju Island. Their fresh hair-tail make the stew very delicious however, their special sauce is another secret for the good flavor. This sempio sauce was very impressive for me in that point since it has similar flavor from authentic jeju hair-tail stew. It is hard for me to get fresh (Even frozen) hair-tail around here, so I used mackerel instead to try this sauce. I easily could imagine how delicious it will be if I used hair tail because mackerel was good too. Moreover, I loved the fact how easy it is to use this sauce for the great dish. 😉
Finally, the last one is Sempio ChunCheon Dakgalbi sauce. This dish is a recipe that I got many requests from people who tried chuncheon dakgalbi in Korea. Not only in chuncheon, but also in the other cities have this chuncheon dakgalbi restaurant. It shows their popularity. I also posted a recipe for it and got good reviews from many people. My husband I tried this sauce and liked it.
We will order more these sauce from amazon and I will save them for quick and easy meal. 😉 If you have a big Korean grocery market like hmart or assi plaza, you will be able to find these sempio sauce there. If you are not, you can order online at amazon like me. Try them someday. I hope that this information was useful for you. If you like this kind of post, I will do more posting about Korean ingredients and products. Thanks.;)
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