Korean food is about spice, garlic, and fermented flavours. ‘Jang’ is the group term for the fermented pastes and sauces which run through the country’s national dishes: soy sauce (ganjang), soybean paste (doenjang) and red pepper paste (gochujang). Korea’s most famous food though is kimchi – pickled and fermented vegetables. Read five Korean ingredients you need in your storecupboard now, and take inspiration from our Korean recipes