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Kimchi Kimbap

Kimchi Kimbap

Kimchi Kimbap (김치김밥) is literally seaweed rice roll filled with a variety of delicious fillings, which features kimchi as the main filling. This version uses delicious fermented kimchi to give tangy, umami, and refreshing taste instead of using danmuji, the essential ingredient in making good…

Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi Fried Rice

Do you love kimchi? I have been obsessed with kimchi lately since I made my own first batch at home. Kimchi has been my newest essential ingredient in my pantry. This red fermented cabbage is perfect eaten either as a meal or a condiment. When…

Napa Cabbage Kimchi

Napa Cabbage Kimchi

We have grown familiar with kimchi’s strong taste with the rise in popularity of Korean food over recent years. Kimchi played a huge part in Korean cuisine as it is used at almost every meal either as an appetizer, a side dish, or an ingredient for cooking. I still remember I squinted my face when eating this sour and pungent red fermented napa cabbage kimchi for the first time. Once you eat kimchi long enough, you will start to get used to the flavor and become quite addicted.

Although there are many varieties of kimchi, this napa cabbage kimchi or baechu-kimchi (배추김치) is arguably the most common and popular variety. If you love watching Korean dramas or variety shows, you will notice how much Koreans are taking pride and joy in making their own kimchi. Kimchi recipes are passed down through generations. In addition, every Korean households have its own version that greatly varies between regions and social backgrounds. They even create separate refrigerator to control just for the kimchi at optimal temperature at various stage of fermentations.

Nowadays, making homemade kimchi carries a stigma of being difficult. No, it is actually not that cumbersome as it seems as long as you make it in small batches. Koreans have this the tradition of making kimchi, which is called kimjang, done together by entire villages and neighborhoods to turn hundreds cabbages into kimchi. This may be the reason why some people have the perceptive that making kimchi at home tend to be quite laborious because most Koreans usually make big batch of kimchi in one sitting.  Continue reading Napa Cabbage Kimchi

Kimchi Pancake

Kimchi Pancake

It is the beginning of raining season in Indonesia and I am craving for some Korean kimchi pancakes. Traditional kimchi pancake or kimchi jeon (김치전) is crispy and chewy pancake made from simple batter of nicely fermented cabbage kimchi, scallions, and onion in the skillet…