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“Red Pepper Flake or Powder?”

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  • started 4 years ago by LisaL
  1. Hello!
    Is red pepper flake the same as powder?
    I sent my husband off to the Korean store today, and he just called me to tell me that they don't carry anything that says 'flakes'. It's all powder.
    He did mention one was coarse red pepper powder and said it looked like it had chunks or whatever.
    Is that the same?
    I'm pretty sure crushed red pepper isn't the same right? Looks too large and it's the stuff you see in pizza joints next to the parmesean cheese shaker.
    Even looking it up online, there doesn't seem to be anything on it other than people mistaking it for crushed red pepper.

    Any clarification on this would be great.

  2. red pepper powder is same as flakes. as long as there are no white seeds in it like the ones u get at pizza hut and is completely red, it should be the right one since its a korean store. its pronounced gochu garu in korean. good luck!

  3. thanks a bunch :)
    I told my husband to get the coarse powder and it looks like what I need :)


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