Tae-kyung Korean Red Chili Pepper Flakes Powder Gochugaru, 1 Pound
- Affordable choice for budget conscious buyers
- Safe and clean manufacturing process
- Bright red color
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Red chili pepper flake ("Gochugaru" in Korean) is one of the key ingredients in Korean cooking. It cannot be replaced with chili flakes or sauces from other cultures when cooking authentic Korean food. Koreans select their red chili pepper flakes carefully because it is possible to get unclean and unsafe materials in the flakes during the production process. Many Koreans source their red chili peppers directly from a farm they personally know, or purchase from a reputable company. The color is bright red. This is a decent product if you are looking for more affordable red chili flakes.
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Top Customer Reviews
For great kimchi, mix up a healthy handful of this along with about 3/4 as much rice vinegar and sesame oil combined to make a somewhat thin paste. It's not an exact science; I use the smell to tell me how much of everything is enough. Take a deep whiff; it should make you go, "Mmmmm...." Mix in a good, heavy dose of kosher or pickling salt and spread it all over a variety of chopped veggies, with Nappa cabbage as the dominant veg. I also like grated carrot, coarsely chopped onion and green cabbage. Broccoli works well, but it will maintain its own flavor. The pepper paste may not seem like enough for all your veg, but keep mixing it with your hands until the orange gunk is evenly coated over everything. Now take a taste. The first flavor to hit your tongue should be salt (but not too much salt) followed by a very tiny bite of vinegar and a good, smoldering back flavor of spicy heat. That just tells you that you have made enough paste and in the right proportions; the finished kimchi will taste better than this because the flavors will be married together. The veg should start to make liquid and break down in size. Store the mix in a stainless steel or glass bowl or, better yet, a ceramic crock at cool-to-room temperature for anywhere from 3 days to a week, covered with cheesecloth, stirring everyday to keep the veg moist in the juice. Basements are great places for this.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Koreans have a different idea of hot than me, heh. A little of this goes a long way. Good stuff.Published 11 days ago by Kacie Harris
Mild pepper flakes that add true Korean flavor and color to stir fry dishes.Published 27 days ago by Paul
I've never tried any other brand of korean red pepper powder, so I'm not sure how it compares to others. Read morePublished 27 days ago by tiny_galaxy