[Chilkab Nongsan] 100% Korean Gochugaru

$39.99 Regular price

[Chilkab Nongsan] 100% Korean Gochugaru

Made with 100% Korean Chili Peppers

[Chilkab Nongsan] 100% Korea-Grown Gochugaru

Chilkab Nongsan's Gochugaru is made using only 100% Korea-Grown Red Chili Peppers.

The chili peppers are grown in the countryside of Sunchang (located in North Jeolla province). Sunchang receives an abundance of sunshine throughout the year, which is ideal for farming chili peppers.

Scroll through the customer photos of this gochugaru (towards the bottom of page) and you'll see that it's ground medium-coarse.

With a deep & vibrant red color.

But how spicy is it?

It's a medium level spice - perfect for Korean homecooking recipes (including Kimchi).

Chilkab Nongsan takes pride in their clean & safe production facilities. They have received HAACP certification and the chili flakes are thoroughly inspected for quality and taste.

If you're looking for all-around gochugaru that you can use for any type of Korean recipe (jjim, bokkeum, tang, jjigae, etc), this is a good one!

Available in 250 and 500 grams. 

Note: After opening bag, we recommend storing gochugaru in the freezer for longer keeping.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Karen T. (England, United Kingdom)
Definitely raises your kimchi game

I've been making kimchi for at least ten years, but it's only in the last year or so that I've been able to get hold of Korean-grown gochugaru in the UK, and now I'm working through the different brands – when they're not sold out, that is. But finding this site means I've got a steady supply at last. (And the shipping doesn't break the bank!)

This gochugaru is slightly hotter than the last one I used, but it's very fresh and fruity, and leaves a pleasant warmth in the mouth. It's taken me a while to get around to the review because I've been waiting for my current batch of kimchi – the first I've made with this brand – to ripen to the level I like. I normally make mak kimchi because it's easier for me to store, but to give this gochugaru the respect it deserves, I actually left the cabbages halved this time and it really improved the taste and mouthfeel. (And the fermentation was much more vigorous, altrhough I'm not sure if that's connected.)

If you're looking at the price and thinking "That's a lot of money for chilli powder... ," I can assure you it's worth it. You'll be surprised how much difference real Korean gochugaru makes – the flavour is much more complex and savoury. I was dubious at first, but I won't go back to the cheaper stuff now. I love kimchi, and I eat a lot of it, but it was always with other food; since I've been using the "real deal" (and Korean salt) I've been enjoying it as a snack on its own for the first time because the flavour's so good. Treat yourself to a bag of this gochugaru – you won't regret it.

Rick G. (California, United States)
In a league of its own...

Most of the gochugaru available in the US, even in Korean groceries, is from chilis grown outside of Korea, on large commercial scales. This is an artisanal product, grown and processed in Korea from Korean seed. It is like the difference between using pre-ground store-bought pepper and whole Lapchong peppercorns. Buy as much as you can afford, store it well sealed in the freezer, and it will transform your Korean cooking.

Suzanne G. (Ontario, Canada)

This was the right amount of heat. It wasn't as spicy as i thought it would be. There is a slight tingle on the tongue. The flavor is excellent unlike so of the mass produce pepper flakes out there, they taste like nothing. Great product♥️.

Karen M. (Kansas, United States)

Love the super high quality! The scent is ADICTIVE😋 The taste SUPERIOR 🍷

Aki T. (Andalusia, Spain)
Making Kimchi in Spain

I can get all the ingredient in this country EXCEPT the gochugaru. Nothing else can replace that flavor to make homemade kimchi. Very easy to order, shipment to a local address in Spain was easy and fast. Made kimchi the day after it arrived and now I'm a happy happy man. With this gochugaru I can also make pancakes, soups, and pickled radish. My only regret is that I didn't buy the bigger bag!

Product Highlights

  • Made with 100% Korean-grown chili peppers
  • Medium spice - great for Korean homecooking recipes (including Kimchi)
  • Available in 250g or 500g

[Chilkab Nongsan] 100% Gochugaru Flakes

100% Korea-Grown Gochugaru Flakes

Our peppers are grown in the sun!

1. Our Peppers Are Grown Locally In Korea!

After picking, the peppers are thoroughly washed, then sterilized under the sun's natural rays

2. Deep & Vibrant Red Color

Since these peppers grow in the sun's natural rays, the flakes have a vibrant red color 

3. HACCP-Certified

Our facilities are HACCP-certified. Processed and packaged in safe, hygienic facilities 

Ingredient list:

100% Red Chili (Korea-grown)


After opening, store in freezer for long-term storage

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