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What is kimchi and where can you buy it?

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Discover what kimchi is, where to shop for it, and how to use it in our ingredient glossary

What is kimchi?

Kimchi, originating in Korea, is spicy lacto-fermented cabbage, traditionally made with chopped, salted Chinese cabbage, garlic, ginger and gochugaru (ground Korean chilli flakes). It is traditionally eaten as a side dish or condiment, but it can also be used in soups, stews and stir-fries.

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Where to buy kimchi

Vadasz Raw Kimchi, £3.37/400g, Waitrose

Chongga Mat Kimchi, £5.85/500g, Amazon


Kimchi recipes

Fridge drawer kimchi

Homemade kimchi is a great way to use up any leftover vegetables hanging about in your fridge. If you can’t find Korean chilli flakes, just use dried chilli flakes instead.

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Kimchi-baked tofu

Kimchi (spicy, fermented cabbage and vegetables) adds flavour and health kudos to this tofu dish.

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Baked Tofu with Kimchi Sauce Recipe

Kimchi bubble and squeak cakes

Try our vegetarian kimchi bubble and squeak cakes. This easy low-calorie meal makes for the ideal weekend brunch recipe. Plus it’s gluten free, too.

Bubble and Squeak Recipe with Kimchi