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Garlic Chives Kimchi (buchu kimchi)

Garlic Chives Kimchi (Buchu Kimchi)

Holly Ford
Tender Korean garlic chives (aka Chinese chives or Asian chives) makes an easy and tasty kimchi within 30 minutes. Look for slim garlic chives in your local Asian market.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Cuisine Korean



  • In a small pot, add water and dried anchovies, bring to gentle boil and simmer for 5-7 minutes. Reserve 1/2 cup of stock and discard the rest.
  • Combine onion, garlic, ginger and the anchovy stock in a blender and process until smooth.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the puree above, chili flakes, salted shrimps, 2 tablespoons anchovy sauce (or fish sauce), and sugar. Mix well.
  • Add the chives and toss well to coat. Taste the kimchi and adjust the seasoning according to your taste.
  • Transfer the chive kimchi into an airtight container and let it ferment in a room temperature for 1-2 days, then store in the fridge for 2 more days before you serve. Serve with rice and other Korean dishes.
Keyword Asian chives, garlic chives, garlic chives kimchi, Korean chili flakes, Korean chives
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