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