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Kkakdugi (Radish Kimchi) is a variety of kimchi made with Korean radish. It is a deliciously spicy and crunchy condiment eaten with steamed rice. | RotiNRice.com

Kkakdugi (Radish Kimchi)

Kkakdugi (Radish Kimchi) is a variety of kimchi made with Korean radish. It is a deliciously spicy and crunchy condiment eaten with steamed rice.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Korean
Servings: 16
Calories: 25kcal
Author: Linda Ooi

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 medim Korean radish (about 2 lbs/900g)
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt / coarse salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp glutinous rice flour
  • 5 Chinese chives (trimmed and cut into 1½ inch pieces)

For the sauce

  • 1/3 cup Korean red pepper powder / gochugaru (33g)
  • ½ inch ginger (minced) (15g)
  • 5 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp Korean salted shrimp / sauejeot (minced) or fish sauce

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Peel radish and cut into ¾ inch cubes. Put in a large bowl, sprinkled with salt and sugar. Mix well and leave at room temperature for about 4 hours.
  • In a small pot, add ½ cup (120ml) water with 2 tablespoon glutinous rice flour. Keep stirring as the water heats up and the mixture thickens. When it reaches pancake batter consistency, turn off heat. Set aside to cool.
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  • Prepare the sauce by combining all the sauce ingredients and and ½ cup (120ml) glutinous rice paste (from Step 2) in a large bowl.
  • Drain radish. Pour sauce over radish and mix well. Add Chinese chives and continue to mix until well combined.
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  • Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.

NOTES

Kkakdugi can be eaten right away or allowed to ferment in the container. It can be kept up to 4 weeks in the refrigerator.

NUTRITION

Calories: 25kcal
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