Are you a fan of kimchi?
Love it or hate it, kimchi is not for the faint hearted.
But if you like it, you might want to take a look at these kimchi recipes below.
What is kimchi made of? Is kimchi just cabbage?
Some call kimchi the Korean sauerkraut.
And that is not a lie.
We all know kimchi as a fermented napa cabbage, however other vegetables are often added as well.
Vegetables such as daikon, carrots, spring onion and cucumber.
It can be spicy depending on how much garlic, ginger and Korean ground red chili (also known as gochugaru) is added to the marinade.
It is the fermentation process that gives kimchi its typical sour flavor.
What does kimchi taste like?
It sure is an acquired taste.
But how to describe that kimchi flavor exactly?
It tastes sour, tangy, salty, umami, spicy, and pungent all at the same time!
Best way to know exactly how it is, is to try it out of course.
The kimchi recipes below might helps you out!
Is kimchi healthy or not? Is it OK to eat kimchi everyday?
Kimchi is super healthy.
To start with it is packed with vitamine A, and beneficial probiotics bacteria.
Also a bunch of antioxidants that help reduce the risk of you getting affected by severe health issues like heart disease, cardiac arrest, certain cancers and diabetes.
So is it OK to eat kimchi every day?
How much kimchi per day?
If you want the beneficial effects of kimchi to positively affect your health, eating it regularly is recommended.
A daily intake of 3,5 oz (100 g) kimchi works perfectly well.
How spicy is kimchi?
That depends on the amount of and the ration between the ingredients you add to the marinade.
You can make kimchi mild or spicy, depending on how much Korean gochugaru chili, garlic and ginger.
Other ingredients that are often added to the cabbage to make kimchi can also give it a very strong flavor. Think of radishes, cucumber, spring onions, mustard and leeks.
Can you eat kimchi immediately?
Kimchi is traditionally left to fermented in a jar for a few days to a couple of weeks to get its very unique flavor.
However you can absolutely eat it fresh, raw and unfermented right after making it.
How do you eat kimchi?
There are a bunch of ways to eat kimchi.
Kimchi fried rice is quite popular on social media.
But what about a kimchi stew, savory kimchi pancakes or a kimchi ramen soup?
Let’s take a look at these 10 delicious kimchi recipes!
As always credits for these kimchi recipes and ideas, pictures and hard work go to the food bloggers below. I added plenty of links to each and every recipe for you to click on.
Are you ready?
Here we go!
1. Kimchi Deviled Eggs (Thekitchn)
Let’s kick this kimchi recipes roundup off with an appetizer!
A kimchi appetizer?
Credits for this recipe go to Alice Choi over at Thekitchn.
Lets’ see what she says about this appetizer: “These kimchi deviled eggs are so good! I should make my deviled eggs like this from now on. You get that crazy kimchi flavor with each bite and I absolutely love the yolk filling. I hope that you give these deviled eggs a try!”
2. Kimchi Tempeh Tacos (Live Eat Learn)
Next up, tacos.
Kimchi and tacos, what a great fusion recipe!
This idea comes from Sarah who is behind Live Eat Learn.
And she says: “Looking for easy, Asian inspired tacos to please your tastebuds and leave your stomach feeling comfy and full? Then you need to try out these savory kimchi tempeh tacos. They are so delicious and ready in just 20 minutes!”i
Not a fan of tempeh?
You can make these tacos with ground meat instead as well.
3. Kimchi Fried Rice (Healthy Nibbles and Bits)
This kimchi recipes roundup wouldn’t be complete without fried rice!
I found this stunner over at Healthy Nibbles And Bits where Lisa shows her cooking skills.
And she says: “This kimchi fried rice is the perfect weeknight meal. It is easy to make and ready in just 20 minutes. Kimchi can be quite intense if you have never tried it before. Stir frying kimchi with a bunch of rice and soy sauce is a great way to try kimchi for the first time.”
4. Kimchi Fried Udon Noodles (June d’Arville)
Do you love Korean kimchi?
And Japanese udon noodles?
Then you will absolutely adore these spicy kimchi fried noodles… Great for lunch or a sneaky snack!
Allow us to squeeze in one of June’s very own kimchi recipes here in this kimchi recipes roundup.
Spicy fried kimchi noodles!
5. Kimchi Pancakes (The Woks of Life)
You might have heard of scallion pancakes.
Ever heard of kimchi pancakes?
These look so good, you can find the recipe on The Woks of Life – a food website run by a family of four!
Sarah says: “These kimchi pancakes are so easy to make using a simple batter. Store bought versions usually contain extra flavorings and preservatives. In your homemade version you know exactly what you are putting in.”
Thanks Sarah, Bill, Judy and Kaitlin
6. Kimchi Ramen Soup (Choosing Chia)
We still need a soup in this kimchi recipes roundup!
And that is exactly what we find over at Choosing Chia, a website by Jess.
Let’s see what she has to say about her recipe: “This kimchi ramen soup comes together in under 30 minutes and is packed with kimchi, tofu and perfectly chewy ramen noodles! Enjoy this soup as an appetizer, lunch or as a full meal.”
7. Pulled beef steamed buns with kimchi (Taste.com)
Do you like bao breads?
Then this next kimchi recipes is for you!
And she says: “For a funky dinner with a twist, serve tender pulled beef on fluffy homemade steamed buns and give it extra tang with a dollop of kimchi.”
Got it, thanks Lucy!
8. Pork Belly Kimchi Stew (Spice The Plate)
Still missing in this kimchi recipes roundup… a good old stew!
We immediately loved the look of this pork belly and kimchi stew.
A succulent treat by Emma over at Spice The Plate!
And she says: “I hope that you will enjoy making this tasty pork belly and kimchi stew at home. The tender pork belly and sour taste coming from the kimchi and kimchi brine are our favorite parts of this dish.”
9. Kimchi & Cheddar Omelette
Thinking about what would also be great with kimchi.
Credits for this recipe go to Lori Lynn!
And she says: “Even if you don’t crave kimchi on a regular basis, you may still find this omelette irresistible. Kimchi is super flavorful! In this recipe its fermented flavors are balanced by light fluffy eggs, melted cheese and sour cream. The result is a tangy, spicy, even a bit crunchy omelette. Excellent breakfast!”
10. Chicken and Kimchi Stir Fry
Let’s close this kimchi recipes roundup with another treat!
Something quick and easy, a stir fry for instance!
And she says: “I love a good stir-fry, just throw a bunch of ingredients in a skillet with delicious condiments and sauces and you have dinner on the table in no time! This chicken and kimchi stir fry is the perfect weeknight meal!”