How to Make Kimchi and Then Cook With It

From cocktails to potstickers, kimchi can give your dishes a kick in more ways than you'll ever imagine.

Quick Basic Kimchi

Quick Basic Kimchi

Getting tired of your plain winter root vegetables? Throw some homemade kimchi on there to spice up a standard dish.Matt Taylor-Gross

Cabbage Kimchi

This cabbage kimchi, packed out in pint-size mason jars, makes a unique gift. Tie a tag around the jar lid with hand-written suggestions such as Kimchi Stew or Kimchi Pancakes, as well as a reminder to keep the kimchi refrigerated.André Baranowski
Radish Kimchi

Radish Kimchi

Very large, firm daikon radishes are the best for making this classic kimchi.Todd Coleman
Water Kimchi

Water Kimchi

This light-tasting kimchi is sometimes served with flavorful garnishes, such as pomegranate seeds, and a little of the brine solution in which it's pickled.André Baranowski
Kimchi Pancakes

Kimchi Pancakes

These savory pancakes are flavored with ground pork and chopped kimchi. This recipe makes about 25 small pancakes; you can also cook large ones that fit the bottom of the skillet and slice them into wedges.André Baranowski
Kimchi Stew

Kimchi Stew

This traditional Korean stew makes good use of long-aged kimchi.Todd Coleman
Fermented Bloody Mary, Tasmania

Fermented Bloody Mary

Luke Burgess modernizes the classic brunch cocktail with kimchi brine and sesame oil at his restaurant Garagistes.James Fisher
Korean Mung Bean Pancakes with Dipping Sauce (Bindaeduk Cho Kanjang)

Korean Mung Bean Pancakes with Dipping Sauce (Bindaeduk Cho Kanjang)

These savory Korean pancakes are made from a batter of ground mung beans flecked with pork, scallions, and pungent kimchi.Ingalls Photography
Savory Kimchi-Nori Popcorn

Savory Kimchi-Nori Popcorn

A mix of intensely umami Asian flavors makes this popcorn heartier than most. Great as a snack, try it also as a side dish or as part of an appetizer spread.Anna Stockwell

Pork and Kimchi Potstickers

Pork and Kimchi Potstickers
Some zesty kimchi can bring your typical dumplings to the next level and enhance the pork filling's savoriness.Farideh Sadeghin
Korean Rice Cakes

Korean Rice Cakes (Ddukbokki) with Pork Belly and Cheddar

Arang gives the popular pojangmacha favorite an American makeover with some cheddar, transforming the dish into an east Asian version of nachos.Matt Taylor-Gross