Sauerkraut kimchi


I have already mentioned that I’m not a friend of very hot dishes and I still have to practice eating these, but if you like both sauerkraut and spicy tastes this kimchi really is a good side dish for meat or fish.

Sambal oelek is a chili paste which you can also make yourself, but since this kimchi was just a first try I didn’t even think to make it myself but I rather bought it from a store. Also the fish sauce needed in this dish can be found from well-equipped stores.

PORTION: 6 persons
TIME TO MAKE: 15 minutes


  • 400 gr of sauerkraut spiced with garlic
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 shafts of spring onion
  • 1 tablespoon of grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of sambal oelek paste (or to your taste)
  • 1 tablespoon of fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • ½ of red paprika (just for colour)


Put the sauerkraut in a suitably sized bowl.

Peel and mince the garlic cloves. Chop the spring onion shafts.

Peel the ginger. You can grate it if you have a very sharp grater. Ginger is quite fibrous and therefore I have found grating a bit too troublesome and due to that I have rather minced it with a knife.

Cut the paprika in small pieces.

Mix minced garlic, chopped spring onions, grated ginger, sambal oelek, fish sauce, paprika and sugar with sauerkraut. Toss well and let it season in a cool place for about 1-2 hours before serving.


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