Korean Red Pepper Powder

doku(7a)April 12, 2010

Hi there!

I was just wondering if anyone happens to know what kind of peppers to use to make Korean red pepper powder/flakes? I've bought so many kinds of peppers! The reason I'm asking here, is because I was looking up something on making paprika at home & an article popped up on this forum (in this section), and I figured someone may know what kind of peppers make at least something similar to Korean red pepper flakes/powder. :)

Alrighty, thank you! :)

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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Check out this one. Closest one I could find.


    Bookmark   April 12, 2010 at 8:39AM
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Hi Dave :)

First of all, thank you for responding! :) I do appreciate it. :)

I have actually tried those peppers & they weren't so great. I've also tried the Inchanga chilies, Korean Maraca, "Good Choice" chili, etc.. I was trying to find something that was not a hybrid, because kimchi was made for probably a thousand years if not more without the use of hybrid peppers, I don't get why now all of a sudden they all have to be hybrids. There has to be an heirloom that's used. You know what I mean?

Anywho, I do appreciate you responding, but unfortunately, the kimchi pepper is not where it's at.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2010 at 10:51AM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

I "think" - just my interpretation - from the reading I did, that the problem is getting the seeds from Korea pepper growers. Several sites talk about both access and agricultural practices that restrict both the export and the import of OP seeds from Korea and offer that as one explanation for why the focus has shifted to the various Thai hot peppers instead for use in kimchee.

Given the difficulty getting the seeds (one site I found offers them for $250 per oz. plus shipping) the hybrids are probably a result of hybridizers in other countries trying to come as close as possible to the originals.

Have you tried asking over on the Hot Peppers Forum? Some of the regulars there are really knowledgeable.


    Bookmark   April 12, 2010 at 1:35PM
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rdback(Z6 VA)

Here's a few that might fit the bill:

Chi Chien



Another possibility would be a de Arbol type pepper, which you might be able to find in your local grocery store.

Good luck in your search!


    Bookmark   April 16, 2010 at 10:56AM
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