I have been meaning to try kimchi for a while now. Kimchi is a Korean dish of fermented vegetables. Kimchi is typically seasoned with chili peppers and is usually hot. I had seen some cabbage kimchi at a local asian grocery store but I had been wondering what I could do with it. I came across a dish call buta kimchi donburi or pork and kimchi rice bowl here . Buta kimchi donburi is a Japanese dish that uses the Korean kimchi. This dish was tasty and really showed off the flavour and spiciness of the kimchi. I really enjoed the kimchi and I will be looking for more ways of using it.
Buta Kimchi Donburi
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 small onion (sliced)
- 1 teaspoon ginger (grated)
- 1 serving pork (thinly sliced, I used a 1/8 inch pork chop, sliced into 1/2 inch strips)
- 1/4 cup kimchi
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sake
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 serving cooked japanese rice
- 1 green onion (sliced, optional)
- Heat the oil in a pan.
- Add the onion and saute until it is translucent.
- Add the ginger and saute until it is fragrant.
- Add the pork and saute until the pork is no longer pink.
- Add the kimchi, soy sauce, sake and sugar and simmer for a few minutes.
- Place the pork and kimchi on the rice in a bowl and top with the green onion.
Kevin…I would have to say that your introduction no longer holds true. You are trying some exciting new recipes and your repertoire is no longer boring. You are trying foods I have never even heard of!!!Kudos to you!!!
That’s so great that you were adventurous enough to try kimchi! I know it scares a lot of people at first. Korean is one of my absolute favorite types of cuisine (that might have something to do with the fact that I’m half Korean). If you haven’t tried kalbi yet, you should, it’s my favorite dish EVER! 🙂
I love donburi, but haven’t made it for years! How did that happen? And I love the kimchi!
JennDZ - The Leftover Queen says
I love Korean food – so spicy and smoky and wonderful! I love kimchi, especially! I think it is wonderful that you are trying new things! You have certainly lived up to your goals!
Kevin, some of your recipes are just so exotic. This looks great!
Kevin, this week I have not been cooking a lot but I can guarantee coming to your blog and finding something that will satisfy my visual hunger, now if only you did not live on another continent!
K & S says
ooh, you got to try it! 🙂 looks delicious!
Scott at Real Epicurean says
I’d never heard of Kimchi till now. Looks delicious though, and great to capture the essence of summer.
we both have kimchi on our minds….
I like Kimchi a lot and this looks like a very creative way to use it in a recipe.
I’m excited to try this recipe – it looks very yummy! At the Izakaya restaurant near my house, they include two or three kinds of mushrooms and also sliced garlic in this dish. And they serve it with a side of mayo to cut the heat. Thanks for publishing the recipe!
Hi Kevin…just stumbled onto your blog and recipes are awesome. the korean recipes are great but i do have to say that this particular dish is not Japanese, it’s Korean and called Kimchi Bokeum. The Japanese termed it their own but the dish is indeed Korean. It’s sooo yummy!!! 🙂