Grown and sun-dried in Yeongyang, Korea
[Haetnim Maeul] 100% Sun-Dried Gochugaru (Great for Kimchi)
Haetnim Maeul Gochugaru is made with 100% Korea-grown red chili peppers.
Koreans prefer domestic-grown gochugaru as many of the large Korean congolmerates import lower-quality chilis from China to sell at lower prices.
Haetnim Maeul is a regional producer and prides itself in domestic-only peppers. Their chilis are grown in the rural county of Yeongyang (Gyeongsang Province).
Yeongyang is a mountainous region located in central Korea that gets an ample amount of sunshine throughout the year. There, the chili peppers grow firm and plump. After harvesting, the chilis are dried naturally out in the sun (as opposed to being dried in an industrial-scale dehydrator).
Gochugaru that is dried in the sun is labeled "Taeyang Gochugaru". Taeyang Gochugaru sells at a premium as its believed that the chili develops a deeper and spicier flavor when its dried in the sun.
So what does this gochugaru look like? Take a look at the close-up view. It has a coarse texture and dark-red color.
This coarse texture is great for using when making Kimchi! It sticks on better to the ingredients and doesn't easily wash off when covered in liquid.
But of course, you can use this coarse gochugaru for seasoning other Korean homecooking dishes as well.
This gochugaru comes in two sizes: 250g and 500g.
I call this goldgaru. It’s great quality- you can tell by its color, texture, and fresh red pepper smell. I usually bring back a large batch of gochugaru when I visit Korea but I was running low so I decided to buy online. I bought the small bag- it’s not enough to make kimchi, unless you are only making a small batch, but I was able to use it when making Korean side dishes (banchan) and sprinkle it in soups. It’s pricey so I use it sparingly- it’s goldgaru. :)
Love the taste
My husband and I made our first batch of kimchi using this spice and my husband LOVES spice but I can't handle it as well. We tasted it ob day 1, it was super spicey, day 4 is actually the sweet spot for us as to when the kimchi tasted the best. But overall its a big bag that will last a while! I'm pleased and I know he is.
- 100% Korea-grown Taeyang chili peppers
- Darker Red Color, Coarse Texture - particularly great for making Kimchi!
- Medium-level spice - just right for Kimchi
- Available in 250 & 500 grams
Coarse Texture / Dark Red Color
Korean Red Chili Peppers (100%)
Expiration period: 1 year
Before opening, keep in a cool, dry area
After opening, store in freezer
What to Make
Napa Cabbage Kimchi, Radish Kimchi
Spicy Muchim, Marinades & Stews
About the Brand
Haetnim Maeul is a regional producer using premium chili peppers from Yeongyang. Their products are HAACP certified.
Korea. Its made from 100% Korean-grown peppers.
This gochugaru is more of a coarse texture - it's great for making Kimchi. But you can use it for everyday Korean dishes as well.
No, the only ingredient is the chili peppers.
Yes you can. But we recommend keeping it in the freezer to last longer.
It's a medium-level spice. Good for Kimchi-making or spicing up any Korean dish.
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About The Brand
Haetnim Maeul is a regional producer in Korea that specializes in Korean-grown gochugaru, sesame oil and sesame seeds. The company was established in 1999. They have received HACCP certification for their products.