Is Buldak Sauce Spicy? (Spice Level Revealed)

Buldak sauce is a spicy Korean sauce that literally translates as “fire chicken” (bul – “fire”) (dak – “chicken”). This spicy and delicious sauce can be used on almost any fried dish and is perfect for any other dishes you can think of. Not really recommended for those with low levels of spice tolerance, but if you want a bit of a challenge, try out Buldak with your favorite stir-fried recipes!

Is Buldak sauce spicy?

Buldak is definitely spicy. Expect your tongue to run wild from the heat brought by the sauce! Try it with Korean BBQ and add even more spice!  Though if you’re not a big fan of spicy sauces, you can always add lemon or lime juice to the sauce to make it less spicy.


What is Buldak sauce made of?

Samyang Buldak Hot sauce is made of corn syrup, soy sauce, soybean oil, onion, garlic, chili extract, paprika extract, and green tea flavor oil.

How is Buldak sauce made?

To make your own Buldak sauce, prepare garlic, ginger, sesame oil, Korean chilies, gochujang, gochugaru (fine), soy sauce, black pepper, chicken stock, Korean rice syrup, and sprite.

Whisk all ingredients into a pot over low to medium heat and mix until the sauce turns bright red or until ready.

Afterward, transfer to a separate bowl and serve with any of your favorite dishes! May it be used as a dipping sauce for your favorite fried recipes, or even used for soups and other recipes.

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