Shredded red pepper

Silgochu 실고추

Shilgochu literally means “thread” or “string hot pepper.” It’s very very thinly sliced dried chili peppers that are nice as a garnish.

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Recipes that use shredded red pepper (silgochu):



  1. KrynauwOtto2 Pretoria, South Africa 54 commentsjoined 9/13
    Posted October 16th, 2013 at 1:32 pm | # |

    This kind of looks like saffron!

  2. pvDesi socal 2 commentsjoined 1/10
    Posted January 12th, 2010 at 6:26 pm | # |

    Hi Maangchi, I noticed that you used rep pepper paste for your kimchi kimbap, is there a specific brand that you use? Thanks as always

    • Maangchi New York City 11,165 commentsjoined 8/08
      Posted January 13th, 2010 at 9:19 am | # |

      I don’t have any particular brand name for hot pepper paste. Haechandeul, Soonchang…

  3. Robin1 comment
    Posted March 28th, 2009 at 5:36 am | # | also wrote about these 2 kind of rice flour. Here:

    This sweet rice powder, or like Maangchi says glutinous rice flour is often called ketan rijstmeel in our country. It should be available in just about any asian supermarket. Really. Good luck!

  4. Reinier Rotterdam, The Netherlands 104 commentsjoined 2/09
    Posted March 27th, 2009 at 4:58 am | # |

    Hi Jee Wha,
    Do you know ? they sell many ingredients online.
    On you can find more shops, but they don’t deliver shopping.

    Hope you find what you need.

  5. Maangchi New York City 11,165 commentsjoined 8/08
    Posted March 26th, 2009 at 6:34 pm | # |

    Hi, Jee wha,
    Sweet rice flour has nothing to do with sugar. Sweet rice is just a kind of rice which is stickier than normal short grain rice. It is also called glutinous rice.
    Good luck with finding all your ingreidents!

  6. Jee wha2,267 comments
    Posted March 26th, 2009 at 2:38 pm | # |

    Hi Maangchi.

    I live in the Netherlands and I often have trouble finding some few ingredients. There is a great Korean Supermaket in Holland, but it takes two and a half hours to get there. I have been searching for some Sweet Rice flour, but I am not having much luck finding it. So my question is, can I just use normal rice flour and add the sugar in the flour. If yes, how much sugar would you recommend?

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