Multi-Purpose Soy Sauce

So everyone in Korea these days is talking about one TV celebrity cook named Mr. Baek. He has his own cook show where he introduces easy Korean recipes that can imitate the taste of restaurant style Korean food at home. Some people adores his recipe, and some don’t.

I only watched a few episodes of his shows, and found a few recipes interesting. One of them is this multi-purpose soy sauce. It only has 3 ingredients and needs just 5 minutes of cook time. You can use this sauce into pretty much anything that requires soy sauce with a hint of sweetness.

So I made it.

How to make Baek Jongwon’s Multi purpose sauce

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Soy sauce ( I recommend to use low-sodium soy sauce), ground pork (or beef if you can’t have pork), and sugar.

The golden ratio of these 3 ingredients is 6:3:1. However, I don’t think it has to be the exact amount. You can add more meat, and more or less sugar depends on your preference.

Multi-Purpose Soy Sauce

I combined 1 cup of soy sauce, 1/2 cup of ground beef, and 2-1/2 tablespoon of sugar in a small pot.

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Bring them to a gentle boil first, then simmer over low heat for 4-5 minutes. That’s all you need to do for cooking. Super easy, isn’t it?

Multi-Purpose Soy Sauce

You can store this sauce in a fridge for quite a long time (about a few weeks?). The amount I made was perfect to use for 2 weeks in various dishes.

So…, what dishes have I made with this easy multi-purpose soy sauce?

Multi-Purpose Soy Sauce

Here is the quick braised tofu. A rice stealer, I would say. Quite yummy!

Steamed Perills Leaves

Steamed Perilla leaves, one of the popular summer side dishes in Korea~!

Easy Mung Bean Sprouts

and my favorite…, the stir-fried Mung bean sprouts! So yummy!

Easy dish takes only about 5-10 minutes to complete. Don’t worry, I will share these simple recipes in my next posts.

There are many more dishes you can make with this multi-purpose soy sauce. I think Mr. Baek is brilliant to come up with this sauce recipe. I love it! I hope you guys will give this a shot. You will like it as well.

Oh, I better come up with my own version of multi-purpose soy sauce. I am a little motivated.

Multi-Purpose Soy Sauce has many uses to create tasty Korean dishes.

Mr. Baek's Multi-Purpose Soy Sauce

With only soy sauce, ground pork, and sugar, you can make handy multi-purpose soy sauce that can turn Korean dishes into extra special.
This recipe is adapted from a Korean cook show called "home-cooked meal by Baek Jongwon".
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  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup ground pork, or beef
  • 2-1/2 tablespoon sugar


  • Combine soy sauce, pork, and sugar in a small sauce pan. Bring them to a gentle boil and simmer for 4-5 minutes over low heat stirring occasionally.
  • Let the sauce cool and store in the fridge for a few weeks.
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