Take care when purchasing peppers at the Korean market.  There are two that look the same but taste very different~ often sold side by side.  Average palates should reach for the poot gochu/풋고추…they are flavorful but not fierce and firey like their spicy evil twins, chung yang gochu/청양고추.


Poot peppers (left) are a bit bigger and ‘softer’ than their spicy evil twins (right).