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Yeolmu Kimchi

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Yeolmu mul kimchi (young summer radish water kimchi) is a popular summertime dish in Korea. It's not too spicy, very cool, and refreshing.
  Yeolmu 4 Pound (young summer radish)
  Salt 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Curing and salt is washed away)
  Flour 1 Tablespoon
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Fish sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon (Optional)
  Garlic cloves 4 , chopped finely
  Ginger slices 1⁄2 Tablespoon, thinly sliced
  Onion 1⁄2 , sliced
  Green chili pepper 1 , sliced
  Red chili pepper 1 , sliced
  Pepper flakes 2 Tablespoon

1. Using a knife, peel the radishes, remove the yellow leaves and cut the root and discard.
2. Cut yeolmu into about 5 cm long pieces and put them into a big bowl.
3. Pour in cold water, add ½ cup of salt and stir with hands.
4. Allow it sit in salted water for 30 minutes.
5. After 30 minutes later, turn the yeolmu over to and allow it to sit another 30 minutes.
6. Wash the salted yeolmu 3 times and drain in a colander.

7. In a saucepan over medium heat, mix flour and water and stir until it thickens and bubbles.
8. Add in sugar if using, stir until the sugar melt.
9. Turn off the heat and add in the fish sauce, and stir to mix.
10. Allow the flour mixture to cool completely.
11. In a large bowl, combine together onion, ginger, garlic, chilies and chili flakes.
12. Pour in the cool flour mixture and mix it.
13. Add the yeolmu to the onion garlic mixture and stir to mix.
14. In a plastic container or glass jar, put the kimchi and pour in purified water to cover the kimchi.
15. Cover the container or jar and keep it in room temperature for a couple of days.
16. When the kimchi is fermented, keep it in the refrigerator.

17. When serving, ladle it in a bowl and add some ice cubes, serve with rice or barley rice if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Radish, Vegetable
Low Cholesterol
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Korean Young Summer Radish Kimchi

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 14 Calories from Fat 1

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.09 g0.14%

Saturated Fat 0.01 g0.05%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 448.4 mg18.7%

Total Carbohydrates 3 g0.9%

Dietary Fiber 1.1 g4.4%

Sugars 1.3 g

Protein 1 g2.3%

Vitamin A 0.4% Vitamin C 1.8%

Calcium 0.2% Iron 0.19%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Yeolmu Kimchi Recipe Video, Korean Young Summer Radish Kimchi