Original Korean BBQ Sauce

MADE BY WE RUB YOU IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

STAFF PICK

"I’m a sucker for a good food pun, clean package design, and a solid ssambap Korean barbecue party. This sauce is such an easy way to add classic flavor. I just marinate for 1-24 hours, and I'm ready to go." –Jenny, Design


MOUTH SAYS...

The nutty sesame oil and pungent garlic in this versatile, umami sauce are sweetened by apple juice, with a touch of spicy acidity from ginger. It's a multifaceted, multicultural flavor bonanza you'll want to drizzle (or dump) on everything!

Marinades by We Rub You were born from incessant demand at Brooklyn's Smorgasburg. Fans at this weekly food festival became addicted to the Korean barbecue that sisters Ann and Janet Chung were churning out from a small stand. The sisters finally "took a saucy plunge" and began bottling their barbecue marinades – the result is saucy good! Get creative with these outrageously good sauces, whether you stay true to tradition with beef bulgogi or go crazy and try a Korean barbecued tofu salad. 

Note: as the label says, "The Korean alphabet lacks a distinct L/R or V/B, so We Rub You is a cute way to say 'We Love You.'"

Tip of the Tongue

The base for this traditional sauce is sesame oil, making it also perfect for dipping, not just ideal for marinating. This is typically used for beef, but shake things up by trying some on a lighter fish.

  • $9.25 for a 15 oz bottle