Korean Chile Flakes


Korean food has become much more “mainstream” in the US in the last couple of years. This seems almost natural since we’ve had a love affair with spicy Mexican inspired food for the last 40+ years. Korean food tends to be bold and the flavor borders on intense. This is why we were thrilled to discover these Korean Chile Flakes.

Korean Chile Flakes are used to provide the flavorful heat in Kimchi and several salad-scallion recipes. Probably the most important ingredient in making Kimchi is the Korean Chile Flakes. Many cooks in the West when trying to make this wonderful dish the first time end up substituting another chili powder or flake – but for authentic taste these are what you’re looking for.

These are near impossible to find in the supermarket and unless you live in a big city with access to a top notch Asian Grocer you are probably thinking you are out of luck. Our Korean Chile Flakes have a wonderful sweet taste and come in around a 1,000 - 2,500 on the Scoville heat unit scale.

Korean Chile Flakes are also call “gochugaru” and while they look similar to the crushed red pepper flakes we use on our pizza they are not the same and should not be interchanged. Korean Chile Flakes don't have seeds so they don’t pack the same heat intensity as red pepper flakes do.

If you’re a big fan of chile flakes then be sure to see our wide and deep selection.


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