Korean Green Chili Sauce

The local radio station has predicted that we will have snow 9 days out of the next two weeks, time to provision the kitchen for an extended run of cooking. The local mega-mart had a massive display of peppers, so why not.

Noodles are always a hit in my house, but a noodle alone is a sad thing.

But fresh hand-cut noodles, cooked in a rich broth and seasoned with a tasty and spicy sauce, are heart and body warming experiences. This is my take on a Tare.

From Wikipedia:

Tare (垂れ, [taɾe]) is a general term in Japanese cuisine for dipping-sauces often used in grilling (yakitori and yakiniku, especially as teriyaki sauce) as well as with sushi, nabemono, and gyoza. It can also be used to make the soup for ramen by combining it with stock and/or broth, in order to add to the complex combination of flavors, and as a braising liquid for meat (e.g. chāshū).

And Yes, Tare is a Japanese concept, and this is a Korean take on that. Just chalk it up to cultural misappropriation.

One note, I was not enthused in doing a bunch of chopping, so this was all tossed into my mini food processor and blitzed to oblivion. (Note to self, do not get distracted whilst using kitchen tools.)

Korean Chili Sauce

Mild or Wild, you choose, perfect as a tare for soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Ingredient, Sauce
Cuisine Korean
Servings 0.5 cup
Calories 191 kcal


  • 8 ea Shishito Peppers Washed, Stemmed, Chopped
  • 2 ea Green Onions Washed, Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce Low Sodium
  • 2 tsp Gochugaru Red Chili Pepper Flake
  • 1 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/8 tsp Honey
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper


  • In small bowl, toss peppers and onions in sesame oil
  • Add the rest, and mix well
  • Taste, season and balance flavor
  • Cover and Chill 1 hour


A basic little tare sauce for noodles.  Yes, tare is Japanese, and this is a Korean dish.  Chalk it all up to cultural misappropriation. 
One can sub the peppers for milder or wilder. You are the boss of your sauce.


Calories: 191kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 7gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2159mgPotassium: 590mgFiber: 8gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 6654IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Chili, Green, Korean, Sauce
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  Filed under: Asian, Autumn, Cultural-Misappropriation, Korean, Quick, Sauce, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter

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