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Gochugaru (고추가루, also transliterated as go choo ga roo) is red chili pepper, dried and ground into a coarse powder. In preparing Korean dishes, just about any ground chili pepper may be used as a substitution, but be aware that several varieties of chili powder (such as cayenne pepper) can be quite a bit hotter or milder than gochugaru, and so it is advisable to add in small amounts until the desired level of spiciness is reached.

Last modified on 18 April 2006, at 15:37