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“Is Hot Pepper Powder same as flakes?”

  • 7 posts
  • started 3 years ago by klover
  1. Hi~ Just had a small question.

    It's kinda stupid ><..

    If i wanted to make kimchi, i went to a korean mart and the shop keeper is a korean too.

    I asked her which ingredient is needed to make kimchi and she passed me the hot pepper powder.

    Will it be the same as hot pepper flakes?

    I bought the powder and came back to this site and realised that it's hot pepper flakes that's used.

    Hopefully it'd be the same ~ >< cause the powder is quite costly ...

  2. I've heard people use the term interchangeably, but powder is powder and flakes are flakes and they are very different in how they can affect a dish. Both are indispensable, so you need to have powder and flakes in your pantry at all times. To me, the powder is much hotter than the flakes and turns things a nice chili colored red. The flakes aren't as hot and don't color the food as much.

  3. I use them both when making kimchi. I prefer powder because it is hotter so I use it more, but I like to add the flakes for texture and color.

  4. The flakes give a better result, in my opinion. The powder will make it very spicy, but perhaps you like that, and then it's completely fine.

  5. i always use chili powder. i couldnt find any hot pepper flakes/hot pepper powder. erm...i guess hot pepper powder is the same as chili powder i use. but i agree tht flakes are flakes...its not the same thg as powder. powder has a very fine texture.

  6. In fact, I think that if the lady understood that it was for kimchi, you shouldn't worry for a second. Just taste how spicy it is, and adjust to your taste.

  7. dont use cayenne pepper.

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