Authentic Korean recipes even YOU can cook!
March 30, 2019 at 6:20 am
Hi, I wanted to comment/ask a question about a recipe ingredient (guchussi) but I don’t see any place to click on to “leave a comment” I see comments on the articles but not how to add my own. Do I have to sign up somewhere? I found this form listed in the Ingredient area. I have been trying to help my Korean-American friend in Louisiana source Gochussi in the Los Angeles area and have not had any success. I go to big Korean supermarkets and all they have are huge shelves with powders and dried flakes but no seeds. When I ask for seeds I get sent over to gardening supplies where they have very tiny packets of seed for planting. I’d love to be able to bring my friend (in Louisiana) a quantity of Gochussi for cooking. Is there some place you know where we can order? Or a source in Los Angeles? There must be somewhere we could order the seeds. If you know a mail order place in Korea send that I will forward to her if it is only written in Korean and I am unable to understand. Thanks very much! I hope to try some of your recipes with the help of my friend and her mother.
March 30, 2019 at 2:13 pm
Hi Alethea, gochussi (used for cooking and not planting) is actually not easy to buy even in Korea. It is actually not a very common ingredient. But if you bought whole dried red Korean chili peppers, they would have the seeds in them and that’s how Korean moms used to use it in their cooking. Where are you planning to use the gochussi? I know I have a couple Kimchi recipes where I use them..so unfortunately as far as I know, there is no way to order them in the US. You could get away by using the ‘red pepper flakes’ jars that you can buy – the one Pizza places give you. But if you are going to use a large amount, that could get expensive. As for the comment, I’m sorry – I have asked my web manager to look into it. You should have been able to leave a comment, not sure why it’s not working. Thank you.
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