Hot pepper powder is made from finely ground dried hot peppers and is used to make Korean gochujang (hot pepper paste). It’ll give your gochujang a nice silky texture.

Hot pepper powder

Hot pepper powder

Recipes that use hot pepper powder (gochujangyong gochugaru):


  1. F4t_pr1nce55 England. United kngdom joined 9/20 & has 1 comment

    would it be okay to still use the hot pepper flakes to make gochujang? i cant seem to find any that have a lower price for postage and i also cannot find the two brands mentioned at to top.
    what would happen if i use the coarse red chilli flakes?

  2. joels2000 Dallas, TX joined 1/17 & has 1 comment

    Hello Maangchi, I am vegan and I tried to make kimchi tofu stew using vegan kimchi. I think I made a mistake when I made the chili paste. It was way too hot. is there a mild chili powder you recommend.

  3. Dyani Yogyakarta, Indonesia joined 10/14 & has 2 comments

    Maangchi i think i made mistake for buying red pepper powder istead of hot pepper flakes. I want to make kimchi. Can i use that red pepper powder to make kimchi like you use hot pepper flakes? Will it be different for the taste of my kimchi? Thank you Maangchi… i really need your help. God bless you.

  4. KrynauwOtto2 Pretoria, South Africa joined 9/13 & has 54 comments

    Hi Maangchi,
    Is this only used to make gochujang?

  5. jockc Southern Cal joined 8/13 & has 1 comment

    I think I saw in one of your videos you mentioned some hot pepper powder that was very hot and some that was very mild. I was at a Korean market yesterday, and they had quite a few types of this ingredient. But I couldn’t tell how hot they were. I love things super spicy but my family doesn’t. So I wanted to get some hot and some mild. But I couldn’t at all tell how hot each was. Is there any way for someone who can’t read any Korean to tell how hot it is?

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