Cubed Radish Kimchi, Kkakdugi

Cubed Radish Kimchi

Who can resist the crunch, refreshing, and perfectly fermented Korean radish kimchi called "Kkakdugi"? One Korean food that I am dying to eat right now is a bowl of hot bone marrow soup (설렁탕, seolleongtang) and this kkakdugi kimchi as a side dish. I was lucky to get a bunch of Korean radish the other day and I am so~ so~ so~ excited to share this wonderful recipe with you. ...

Read More »

Bachelor Kimchi

Bachelor Kimchi

I often find that Koreans name their kimchi in a very honest way. This particular kimchi called "Bachelor Kimchi (chonggak kimchi, 총각김치)" is one of them. Chonggak means bachelor in Korean and this kimchi was named  to honor the bachelors. You might wonder how these weird radish breed can honor the bachelors. Well, I leave it up to you to imagine. Although the original name for this kimchi is "chonggak kimchi", some people calls "altari moo kimchi (알타리 무김치)" instead. Altiari is the name for ...

Read More »

Nabak Kimchi, the water kimchi

Nabak Kimchi

Have you ever heard kimchi called "Nabak Kimchi"? It is a watery kimchi with cabbage and radish mingled in delicious yet pungent kimchi broth. This is the kimchi that doesn't use any fish sauce or any fish product, so you can serve to your vegan friends or people with seafood allergy. It is also very mild in spiciness so even the young children who are not accustomed to the spiciness can enjoy the goodness of kimchi. The word "nabak (나박)" comes from the shape of sliced cabbage and radish. ...

Read More »

Braised Pork Ribs and Kimchi

Braised-pork-ribs-and-kimchi

There is something about braised food in the winter time. Comforting, and almost earthy, they are what makes you crave when everything is frozen cold outside. And Korean food is not an exception. Here is one recipe I would like to introduce you. It is Braised Pork Ribs and Kimchi (돼지갈비 김치찜, dueji galbi kimchi jjim). And the kimchi I used in this recipe is called "moogunji (묵은지)".  Moogunji is very old fermented cabbage kimchi. ...

Read More »

Curry Kimchi Pancakes

Curry Kimchi Pancakes

카레 김치전 [ karae kimchi jeon ] If you are a kimchi fan, I am sure you have tried kimchi pancakes already. The recipe itself is pretty much no brainier kind. It is simple delicious savory pancakes to enjoy as an appetizer or snack. You can find many recipes floating in online and they are all pretty similar; Kimchi + pancake mix or flour mixed in water. ...

Read More »

Vegan Kimchi

Vegan Kimchi

I often receive email messages from my readers regarding kimchi recipes. I have posted several cabbage kimchi recipes with different approaches. The most authentic way of making winter cabbage kimchi, spring cabbage kimchi, easy and simple method kimchi, and the fastest 30 miniute kimchi are some of them. They all use napa cabbages that we can find very easily in many stores these days. Of course there are non-cabbage kimchi recipes posted on my site as well. Kimchi is closed to a ...

Read More »

Kimchi Chorizo Shrimp Paella

Kimchi Chorizo Shrimp Paella

Kimchi Chorizo Shrimp Paella [ 김치 초리조소세지 새우 빠에야 ] If someone is asking me today to choose one country that I would like to travel, it would be Spain. I might choose a different country tomorrow but for today? It is definitely Spain. When I think of Spain, Paella comes next. (Can't resist not to think of food)  Paella is a famous Spanish rice dish cooked with various meat and/or seafood in one pan. Saffron is often added to give the irresistible golden color and a hint of flavor to the ...

Read More »

30 Minute Kimchi

30 Minute Kimchi

Do you think it is possible to make a batch of cabbage kimchi within 30 minutes from start to finish? Around this time of the year, I often have a craving of freshly made kimchi. After the winter season of having many dishes made with deeply fermented kimchi, I feel like it is about the time to embrace the spring cabbage and make a batch of fresh kimchi. Yes, it is possible to make kimchi within 30 minutes all from scratch. I will call it 30 Minute Kimchi. ...

Read More »

Kimchi Tomato Spaghetti

Kimchi Tomato Spaghetti

A friend of friend of friend of mine has a little farm up in the highland of Malaysia, grow tomatoes and other vegetables. So I got a boxful of vine ripe tomatoes because my heart was telling me that I should. (I tend to follow my instinct which is not necessarily the logical method of life processing skill) They are good, juicy and flavorful. I have been eating tomatoes for breakfasts, for lunches, for snacks, and used them in the recipes for dinners in the past few days. I fed to my husband ...

Read More »