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Korean Food: Radish Kimchi (깍두기)

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Korean radish kimchi (kkak-do-gi=깍두기) is one type of Kimchi made with Korean radish. Serve this kimchi with rice, soup and other Korean side dishes. I hope you like this. If you have any question please let me know. !!! :)
  Daikon radish 6 Cup (96 tbs), peeled and diced into 1/2 inch cubes
  Green onions 2 Large, cut into 1 inch pieces
  Salt 1 Tablespoon (Salt rub and salt is washed away)
For the rice paste
  Sweet rice flour 1 Tablespoon
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
For the sauce
  Red pepper powder 4 Tablespoon
  Fish sauce 3 Tablespoon
  Minced garlic 1 Tablespoon
  Minced ginger 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon

1. Chop the radish into 1 inch cubes, cut the green onions on the bias and into 1 inch pieces.
2. Take a large bowl and mix the radish pieces with salt and set aside for 30 minutes.

2. In a microwave safe bowl to make the rice paste, mix the sweet rice flour with water. Cook for 1 minute. Then take it out and stir it well. Once again cook it in the microwave oven for 1 minute, and take it out and stir. Repeat the process till you get a paste-like consistency. (You might have to do it about 3 - 4 times)
3. After 30 minutes of setting the radish pieces aside, rinse the pieces twice in water and drain.
4. To make the kimchi paste (sauce), take a large bowl and add 1/2 cup of the rice paste, garlic, ginger, sugar, red pepper powder, fish sauce, salt and mix well.
5. Add the radish pieces into the paste and combine well. Then add the green onions and combine again.

6. Transfer the sauce coated kimchi into a glass jar and leave outside for a day and then refrigerate it until use.

7. Best served chilled as a side dish to your favorite Korean dishes and snacks.

Recipe Summary

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Preparation Time: 
50 Minutes
Korean Pickled Daikon Radish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 119 Calories from Fat 26

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g4.4%

Saturated Fat 0.31 g1.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1725.4 mg71.9%

Total Carbohydrates 20 g6.6%

Dietary Fiber 4.8 g19.3%

Sugars 4.4 g

Protein 6 g12.2%

Vitamin A 16.8% Vitamin C 24.3%

Calcium 1.6% Iron 2.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Anonymous's picture
That looks great! My boyfriend is half Korean and we occasionally eat at this Korean restaurant out of town, and this radish kimchi they have is one of my favorite foods! I want to try and make this myself for some dinner guests but I may have to substitute a few things because I don't live anywhere near an Asian food store.
elicabeta's picture
Thanks for the video. Radish Kimchi is my favorite type of kimchi. I've been craving it ever since I came back from living in Korea for a year. I decided I should stop craving it and learn to make it instead. This video is awesome because it shows you the important steps to make it, including the preparation part. I'm a newbie to cooking and especially need to learn the knifework of how to cut vegetables or meat in what way. This video shows how to cut the korean radish in what way and that's why I really like this video. On top of that, it was to the point... no boring talk. I've become a fan! Two thumbs up!
Korean Food: Radish Kimchi (깍두기) Recipe Video, Korean Pickled Daikon Radish