Hi I decided to make kimchi tomorrow and I'm going to follow maangchi's recipe but the problem is that here in Italy I can't find Korean hot pepper flakes(not even gochujang). But I found Sambal Oelek instead...I googled it and saw that a lot of people use it to make kimchi...but I wanted to make the /real/ kimchi...
Is it a good substitute? The ingredients are:
red peppers (78%),water,salt and preservative.
Here's a photo of that thing that I am talking about http://i40.tinypic.com/2ufarfo.jpg
Thank you!! :D