And i didnt use sea salt like the recipe said. I made your recipe with the exception of the carrots… they seem like they would completely change the flavor of the Kimchee… other than that, you recipe was very good! To clarify, you let it ferment for about a week in the fridge after two days in the cupboard? Whoop! That’s how much I love kimchi. So I have left it over night, should in throw it away or can I add the liquid now? I’d change over to regular lids that seal really well. I was hesitant at first because I could not imagine using pineapple juice in my kimchi sauce… but oh my gosh, the vegan fish sauce is so good. First off, don’t seal the container as I first did! I left the Kimchi out for a week and then refrigerated. Thanks for another gem :), Good tip, Rachel! 2. people only eat fermented one. If you like kimchi, you have to try this vegan version that really is quite easy to master even though it takes longer than most (read: all) of my recipes. Allow me to explain…. But a press release from Nasoya Kimchi touting their new line of vegan kimchi got me thinking that, well, maybe most kimchi isn't actually vegan. I have been wanting to try this. You can also, Sesame Eggplant and Almond Butter Tofu Bowls, Smoky Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas & Greens (Vegan), Cheesy Broccoli Hashbrown Bake (Oil-Free), Spaghetti Squash Pasta with Garlicky Alfredo Sauce, https://minimalistbaker.com/easy-bibimbap-with-gochujang-sauce/. ( I always forgot to rate here i won’t forget when I come back! I make this on a regular basis, I do two heads of Napa cabbage at a time. This will help prevent introduction of bad bacteria that could disrupt the fermentation process. This labour of love is rich in smoky Korean chilli, garlic and ginger, and gives unrivalled intensity and complexities of flavour. This year, I thought I’d post something that he actually liked: Kimchi. My question is if it doesn’t appear to have enough liquid and looks a little dry and pasty should I add a little salt water or something? If I try it again, I’ll cut the ginger to a Tbsp or even less. I appreciate so much to people like you who share the korean recipes!! Use kimchi to make a rich and delicious noodle bowl (not a vegetarian recipe, but you can use tofu for the protein instead.) I had one batch that tasted perfect on the counter but then after continuing to slowly ferment in the fridge it ended up a little too sour for my taste. Ready to transfer to fridge. Hi there… I realize this is a vegan recipe but if I wanted to use fish sauce instead of the vegan version what would be the quantity I would need. I do not use the coconut sugar or pineapple juice but instead use a couple of persimmons when available or peaches for the sauce. I don’t have to bury it/add fishy parts to it? Tradition, life and generous flavour unite in our wild fermented, r You’ll want to chop your carrots and onion :D. You can try coconut aminos in place of the tamari! 1/4 cup warm water, Easy to follow, absolutely delicious and addictive. But if you give it a try let us know how it goes! Thank you. i just wanted to say that my batch made 1 3 cup, 2 2 cup, and 1 1cup mason jar full of kimchi. Except when I run out and have to wait for my husband to drive me over to my favorite little hole in the wall Korean store to buy a giant gallon sized pickle jar of authentic homemade Kimchee by Mrs. Sun Joo Kim!!!! This looks delicious! You can also subscribe without commenting. You'd need to walk 6 minutes to burn 23 calories. Let us know how it goes! This looks so good, have had some excellent Kimchi since living in the US, but never thought about trying to make it myself! Trying to collect materials and need to know what size mason jars to get. You don’t need to add more salt – just massage. You need to let the salt work its magic for that long and soften the cabbage. Salt, when used in the right proportions, creates an environment within which we are able to better control the growth of microorganisms and have a happier ferment. I don’t know if this is a silly question, but once it’s in the fridge, how does the fermentation “stop”? My apology… to sweeten it up more after fermented, can I add more sweetener? I just made a batch, and am wondering if I messed it up. Anyway, you mentioned that you don’t want to over ferment it. So there are 3 types of people in korea when it comes to kimchi probably breaking the 10 ingredient rule but 1 level dessert spoon red miso and dulse flakes give great umami……. The 1/2 cup of chili flake as you said was a bit spicy for us so we went down to 1/3 cup this time. I am intrigued by this vegan fish sauce. Also I use two sheets of Nori in the sauce. Thank you for the recipe. Is it because i used too much salt? So for a quicker, more active fermentation, leave it at room temp for up to 21 days (see notes)! We usually ferment on the counter for at least a week, less if it’s really hot out. If Asian pears are not readily available, feel free to use a sweet apple, such as fuji apples. Let us know how it goes! It’s super helpful for us and other readers. What substitutes do you recommend? This posting excited me to see how Kimchi can be interpreted into Vegan recipe:) I learned to make Kimchi from my Korean mom for the first time in the last summer. While in Korea, we enjoyed eating copious amounts of kimchi as it was served in a wide variety of dishes- one of our favorites being Bibimbap. A big jar or two works much better. We’re spice-lovers, so I added an entire 1/2 cup (YES 1/2 cup) to my sauce, but feel free to scale it back if you walk on the milder side. When you are stuffing your jars with kimchi does it have to be all the way to the top? This hand-on class will leave you with new skills and new flavours to try at home. Just made a huge batch and you were right about the gloves, my sensitive skin is on fire! Vegan kimchi recipes may veer from traditional practices, but the long history of kimchi includes a fair amount of variation. Set aside. Thanks for sharing! I also love Chow chow, which sounds similar to this. 100% better than what you get at restaurants. Thanks so much for your kind words, HyeMi! I make larger batches b/c my grown kids LOVE this stuff! Hi Vanessa, we’d say taste now and in a week to see which you prefer =). Kimchi is an emblem of fermented foods: The Korean dietary staple contains a rich world of microbes. TIA! Place cut cabbage in a large strainer and splash water. Part of the purification process with cane sugar uses bone ash. Pizzeria Lola in Minneapolis puts kimchee on their Lady Zaza pizza. Thanks for this recipe. This is by far my very favorite kimchi recipe yet. It’s also a “to taste” sauce so you’ll be able to tell there! Yes, it will last months in the fridge. This may be sacrilege, but if I was to use actual fish sauce rather than the vegan recipe substitute, how much should I use? Our guess is that it won’t have the same flavor, but might still be okay. We've sent you an email with a link to update your password. I made this kimchi the other day and when it overflows I drink the liquid! but it’s up to personal preference how tangy you like it. Then pack down with hands to compress. Is it necessary to add the sugar? Repeat until cabbage leaves and salt are all in large mixing bowl as 4 to 5 layers.Salt down cabbage for 3 hours. With that said, vegan kimchi is possible to make and can also be pretty good. I made your kimchi recipe. I’m confused! I have made this recipe several times now and it is always great! Be sure to read the ingredients list thoroughly, because a lot can get lost in translation. That’s great news! Also, is there a possibility of the jars exploding? Let us know how you like it :D. I use the core of the cabbage to push the cabbage down under the juice. Can’t get enough of them. I made it, it smells delicious. Does it stop fermenting once you put it in the fridge? And I don’t have mason jars on hand. Also, I recommend using fine KOREAN chilli flakes(usually labeled “chilli powder” at local Asian markets). The recipe is excellent! Thanks so much for sharing! Thanks for sharing! I’m new to fermentation. Also, I’m not sure that your recipe has enough salt for you to safely ferment for longer than a day or two. Basically you need to create an anaerobic environment so that the good bacteria you want can go to work, and bad bacteria doesn’t have a chance to grow. *Prep time does not include fermenting for longer than 36 hours. Thanks Guys x x. YAY! Hi Jake, the salting is just the initial time. Taste and adjust flavor as needed. I didn’t have any pineapple juice on hand so I used rice vinegar instead. You can likely find more “authentic” Korean red chili flakes at a Korean or Asian market or on Amazon, but I just went with standard red pepper flakes you can get at most grocery stores and it turned out great! It’s from a very old Pennsylvania Dutch church recipe book. Our kimchi is a labour of love and is now oft-touted as the BEST kimchi by kimchi buyers around. Kimchi will keep in the refrigerator for at least 3-4 weeks, and even months. With clean hands, begin placing the coated cabbage leaves in the container, packing down to ensure there is as little air as possible between leaves. It definitely doesn’t hurt that kimchi is the perfect condiment for when you’re eating mountains of fatty pork, sizzling beef, and rice. ? How big that cabbage needs to be? is it mandatory to use ginger for the paste? My friend said the texture was very strange and there had been no fermentation whatsoever. So, if it didn’t ferment, then how did it stay so preserved? The cabbage is then rinsed and dried and coated with the carrot, cabbage, and sauce mixture. I’ve always wanted to try and make kimchi. Thanks for sharing, Ronna! Thank you, Hi! As in how many jars, of what size? This post was supposed to be brownies. Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? But we used a quart size mason jar and a ~2 cup jar. After recovering from a severe parasite and only being able to keep down broth and rice gruel for a month, I open my fridge to discover my roomate’s “present”. Get our copy of FAN FAVORITES featuring 20 of our most loved, highly-rated recipes! Kimchi is garlicky, peppery, pungent pickled cabbage, and it may safely be said that kimchi represents Korea. Tamari is basically soy sauce I’m new to this so just clarifying :). This recipe is time intensive but sooooo worth it!! We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land - Dja Dja Wurrung Country of which The Fermentary sits, and where we ferment, brew and conduct our business from. I will be only making my own from now on. Made my first batch and will be making another pretty soon. Many comments mentioned they over salted there Kimchi. We used fermenting lids and glass weights to push down the kimchi. Minced garlic is OK. Not sure what you can have on keto? There are as many versions of kimchi as there are people making it. Hi Natasya, we are referring to fermenting in the cupboard. It has more of a cheesy taste than any vegan cheese I’ve tried too. Just put jar 2 in fridge. I documented the process on IG @blkgirlwellness. .cls-1,.cls-3{fill:none;}.cls-2{clip-path:url(#clip-path);}.cls-3{stroke:#000;stroke-width:0.5px;}Asset 33, Not registered? I made my kimchi but no sweetener and would like to add some, can I add after the fermentation is complete? I used the Mae Ploy Red Curry Paste I happened to have in the fridge. A couple of differences: Happy birthday, auntie! After visiting my daughter in Hawaii 2 years ago, I’ve been buying jarred Kimchi in a local store. When making the sauce I put all the ingredients for the fish sauce and the sauce in the food processor together. While your cabbage rests, prepare your vegan fish sauce by adding all ingredients to a small mixing bowl and whisking to combine. Add a blob of tahini or nut butter on a rice cracker or toast, eat as is, or on some steamed rice with a touch of sesame dressing or a scatter of seeds, some tempeh. I have never heard of this recipe. I have not tried it yet but it smells AMAZING!! Get your sauce with carrots and green onions and begin coating each leaf with the sauce. For newbies to kimchi, if you wind up with a batch that is too hot to simply shovel into your mouth as I tend to do with the tangy sweet, don’t worry, it’s surprizing how much it gets tamer when added to rice or eggs or as a condiment to anything you like ; ). So this is something very new to me, I think this is something very much similar to pickle. My question is now that we want to transfer, do we change over to regular lids or keep the fermenting lids on? Or all of the gorgeous ginger and pure smokey Korean chilli? Making a second batch as we speak and had to leave a review! You can add a little water to cover, but otherwise, just keep pushing down and monitoring! Easy, 10-ingredient kimchi that’s entirely vegan and packed with spicy, tangy flavor. I tweaked the recipe a little by adding onion leeks, korean radish and rice porridge/paste as I prefer a thicker kimchi sauce. GET THEM THE GIFT OF GUT HEALTH | ORDERS PLACED AFTER 11AM 12/11 SHIP 1/4 SUBSCRIPTIONS NOW AVAILABLE! I do my own canning every year of pickles, sauerkraut, tomato sauce etc. Hi Ratna, A good indicator of when it’s done fermenting is the smell. Thank you! I was also a little wary of how hard it can be to pack any preserved food properly in a sterilized jar and I was always scared of attempting it, but thanks to your easy explanation I am more excited to take it on. We’re so glad enjoy it, Tammy! it wouldn’t disturb the fermentation process right? or is it okay if i leave it. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Let us know if you give it a try! I’ve already eaten 1/3 of it! Hmm, we haven’t tried that, so we’re not sure! For many fermentation recipes, especially those using grains and vegetables, salt is a critical ingredient. Not trying to go to the store right now, ha. It's a good way to get your kimchi on the table faster, but I prefer the ease of just shoving the thing in the fridge and tracking its progression as the days go by. A unique organic plant-based Korean food brand making kimchi and fermented condiments for Australia. We are glad you enjoyed the kimchi :D. I made it and it was fabulous. I’ve made this and it smells very nice just like store bought kimchi. Thank you for sharing such a great tip!! And on top of that, it came out absolutely delicious! You can put it in now! I started with 1/2 cup chili flake and found it to be quite spicy (as I prefer). Thank you. For my siblings and I that meant awesome fusion dishes with plenty of, you guessed it, kimchi. Thank you for this brilliant recipe! We pay our respects to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and The Fermentary is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society. Each day it ferments, open up and press down with a clean utensil, such as a spoon, to press out air bubbles and ensure the kimchi is immersed in liquid. I have it fermenting in a larger jar to leave space so it doesn’t explode when opening. It tastes perfect! Hi Jeanie, we haven’t experimented with any of those, so we’re not sure! The best by our experience is a blend. Thanks for all of the great recipes! I am making my second batch today! I read the recipe (not the pics) a few times and it was unclear if I should salt the cabbage every 30 mins.. so I just pressed and turned.. and followed the rest of the recipe. Cut the leaves crosswise into 1-to-1½ inch bite size pieces. I’ve finally opened the first jar after a week in the basement and then another week in the fridge. I would like to make drunken noodles vegan but recipes I see call for fish sauce and oyster sauce; also not vegan. I made this last week and it’s delicious. Is that going to affect the taste? Great flavor! We’d love to see your kimchi in action. But in my experience it’s best to refrigerate. I’m gearing up now to make another huge batch of this to send to some loved ones. I should have started with ketchup. You’ll know it’s gone bad if mold has formed or the smell is sour or unpleasant. Cut napa cabbage in quarter lengthwise, and remove stem then cut into bite size. One warning though? The Goods' Kimchi is a delicious, living ferment of cabbage, chilli and spices. I love spice but a half cup of the McCormick red pepper flakes I have at home might stop my heart or give me an ulcer. will that work? Perfect! Add vegan fish sauce to this mixture and pulse to combine. I salt the cabbage and let sit overnight, up to 24 hours before rinsing I love this recipe! We just made our first batch with this recipe last night and it is currently fermenting in the cupboard. This is a great recipe, my friends ask me to make it for them also and even my Korean friends love it. What can I substitute for coconut sugar and pineapple juice? Will this still work, or is there something I can fill this space with? Here’s my answer – vegan kimchi! I’m a tad worried about exploding kimchi! Vegan versions of all your favourites at Australia's Vegan Grocery Store: vegan cheese, chocolate, pantry, mock meats, sweets, baking mixes, meals, snacks, plant based protein, gifts and much more. I am #2 so I will def report back & rate couple of days later! Thank you so much! Our FREE 49-Page Fan Favorites e-Book has 20 recipes we think you’ll LOVE! Tradition, life and generous flavour unite in our wild fermented, raw and vegan kimchi - packed with gut-loving bacteria. We haven’t tried it with anything other than what this recipe calls for. I’ve been known to grab a fork and eat directly out of those big bulk size Kimchi jars from Costco. Thanks! Smells amazing and looks excellent. I just found you while surfing, looking for new plant based recipes! And now you throw this at me? Kimchi is a brave endeavor – not a fan!! :), I grow cabbage but not the cabbage you have in your recipe. Keeps in the fridge a long time. Rice flour and water helps thicken the sauce, but we didn’t find it necessary. It really keeps that fresh kimchi flavor nicely. Thank you for your kind words and suggestion, Cara! I’ve made Saukraut before but it was waaay too salty for me. I haven’t opened the jar for a few days, and have noticed that there’s a lot of pressure in there! That should work, as long as it is 100% pure pineapple juice! We will send you an email to reset your password. Absolutely love your site, you and John have been a huge inspiration to me, I don’t know how you do it Dana, every recipe you make trumps the previous one! The reason that your kimchi turned out too salty is very likely because you did not use sea salt. Also separate the cabbage leaves at this time, so they’re easier to work with. Lol. 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