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I loooove Korean banchan. Banchan is actually my favorite part of a Korean meal. Give me banchan, chopsticks, and rice and I am haaapy!! 🙂 Kimchi is a banchan, and one of the best kimchi's is Bok Choy Kimchi.
Banchan are the side dishes that accompany Korean meals. They are actually an essential part of the meal. If you've ever been to a Korean restaurant, you'll know the feeling of excitement as they bring out various banchan. 🙂
Korean bok choy kimchi is one of the best banchan, and I want to say this is THE BEST recipe I have come across for this most delicious of kimchi's!!
I wish I could say this recipe was mine! However I cannot...my friend Annie Ha shared this with me. Several years ago we had a work potluck luncheon, and Annie's Bok Choy Kimchi was the hit of the potluck! I asked her to share the recipe, and am forever grateful that she did. 🙂
You won't believe how easy, how simple, how deliciously amazing this dish is. Cute baby bok choy, rice wine vinegar, garlic, sesame seeds and oil, Korean red pepper flakes, sugar, and fish sauce are all that are needed. I promise...YOU WILL LOVE THIS.
Mature Bok Choy vs. Baby Bok Choy
By the way, bok choy is also known as pak choi and it is a type of Chinese cabbage. The mature bok choy has dark green leaves and long white stems. It differs from the baby bok choy in that the baby version is much smaller and light green in color. I prefer the baby version but the mature version is awesome as well. Please see below for an amazing recipe that calls for the mature version of bok choy.
I had lost touch with Annie before but I have an update! We're in touch again and I hope that I have done her proud by showcasing her recipe. The whole world needs to know about this!!! 🙂 Thank you Annie from the bottom of my heart. 🙂
Some Other Banchan Recipes You May Enjoy!
You may also like the following banchan recipes:
If you enjoyed this recipe, I would be grateful if you could please rate and comment below!
Korean Bok Choy Kimchi
- 5-6 baby bok choy
- 3 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon sesame seed
- 2 tablespoon Korean red pepper flakes
- Cut the baby bok choy into bite sized pieces, and rinse with water.
- Combine the remaining ingredients (garlic, sesame seed and sesame oil, Korean red pepper flakes, rice wine vinegar, and fish sauce) in a bowl.
- Add the cut baby bok choy to the bowl with the spice ingredients, and stir to combine.
Hi I am Goin to try this recipe it looks amazing am I ment to ferment this tho? Thanks anna
Hi Anna! I'm so so happy that you are going to try this out! No fermentation is required here! Once made though, you'll want to consume it in maybe 2-3 days...if it lasts that long. 🙂 I do hope you'll like it and please let me know how it turns out!! Have a great day!!!
Will it still have the Fermented taste still?? Cuz that’s what i like about it???
Hi there! This one doesn't really have the fermented taste however...I really urge you to try it! It's just got such an incredible flavor it's hard not to like it. 🙂 If you do try I'd love to know your feedback. Thank you so much!!! Happy eating!! Grace
What a fun twist! I can't wait to try this!
Hi Becki! Thank you so much for your comment! I really hope you like it and would love it if you could let me know what you think. 🙂 Have a great day and thank you again!! Grace
I made this recipe this morning , l have been wanting to try to make kimchi for a while , but l have never tried it , thought this would be a good starter to try , l love it , its not to spicy and l love the rice vinegar in it , like a kimchi salad , so good , next lm going to try the real napa cabbage kimchi , wish me luck 😊
Hi Claire! You've made my day! I'm so very happy that you love the Bok Choy Kimchi and took a chance on it! Thanks for taking the time to comment, and I know that your napa cabbage kimchi is going to turn out absolutely great! 🙂 Thanks again and take good care!! Grace
What would be a good substitute for fish sauce for someone wanting to make this dish vegetarian? Thanks.
Hi Bob! Thanks so much for your question! There was another person who follows a vegan diet who subbed miso paste and soy sauce for the fish sauce with EXCELLENT results! Perhaps you can try this? If you do make it I would love if you could give me your feedback...it would be greatly appreciated! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead and Happy New Year!! Grace
This Boy Choy Kimchi is over and above PHENOMENAL!!! Thank you so much for posting this recipe. Cabbage and Bok Choy is my favorite veggie and this takes it over the top. Great on rice, on sandwiches, by itself or as a condiment. I will be sure to have a container of this in my fridge at all times -- it's THAT good! Thanks so much for sharing this! (And no, I was not paid for this review 🙂
Hello!! I am OVER THE MOON HAPPY that you enjoyed this Bok Choy Kimchi so much! Thank you for trying it out and taking the time to provide feedback. Please know sincerely grateful and thankful I am for YOU! All the very BEST to you always!! Grace
This truly is delicious - looking forward to making more of your recipes. Thank you again for posting this and have a gorgeous day!!! 🙂
Hello! How very very kind of you ...you have MADE MY DAY! I'm just so pleased that you enjoy this so much. I'm super super grateful for you!! Wishing you an awesome day as well!!
OH. My. Goodness!! This is so delicious. I admit when I saw vinegar in the list I was doubtful as I've never used vinegar in a kimchi before. And sesame oil can be overpowering sometimes. Even using mature bok choy that I had on hand this is great! Not overly spicy and perfect balance of sweet and sour. I has a permanent place in my greens rotation. Thank You!
Hi Ms Linda! You have no idea how happy I am that you liked this recipe so much! I'm so grateful for you taking the time to try it and to come and post your comments here. I've not tried it with mature bok choy...but now I need to! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Happy New Year!! Grace
The first time I have ever tried bok choy! I love it because you can practically eat this with anything ! And so easy to make! Thank you Grace for sharing this recipe! This will become a staple in our house for sure !
Hi June! I'm so happy that you liked this recipe and that you took the plunge to try bok choy! I hope you will enjoy this many times over. Thanks again! Grace