Updated: November 06, 2018
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Kimchi Nabe: The Easiest Recipe To Enjoy!

Kimchi nabe is a Korean taste hot pot enjoyed especially in winter. It's quite different from the Korean sundubu hot pots. If you are tranny person, among all kinds of nabe flavor, I especially recommend you to try kimchi nabe. This post will be a perfect guide for the easiest kimchi nabe recipe and also with some arrangements.

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What is Kimchi Nabe(キムチ鍋)...?

Kimchi nabe is a kind of nabe, Japanese hot pot. The base flavor is kimchi, Korean pickles, but originally found in Japan. When we make kimchi nabe, Japanese people usually use kimchi flavor nabe soup. But don,t worry if you cannot afford to get one. This post will introduce you the easiest recipe.

Kimchi Nabe Recipe: The most basic

There are many kinds of kimchi, but our recommendation is Chinese cabbage kimchi.


-300grams of kimchi
-300grams of pork slices
-Some fish slices if you would like
-Any kind of mushrooms you like(Japanese usually have enoki mushrooms or simeji mushrooms)
-300grams of tofu
-1pack of Chinese chives

Soup recipe
-60grams of miso
-1000ml of water
-2samll spoons of dashi powder
-2small spoons of peas(if possible)
-Dried chili peppers(If you like)


Step1: Cut the ingredients. Pork slices 5cm wide, tofu will be fine in 8to10 pieces. Leeks and Chinese chives shall be cut in 5cm wide. Salt the fish slices if they smell.

Step2: Boil the water in the hot pot and add kimchi and dashi powder.(Add some kimchi sauce too)

Step3: After the nabe is once boiled, melt the miso and add some peas. After once boiled, the soup is ready.

Step4: Add the tofu, fish slice, and pork slices first. Put in vegetables after they are well heated. After everything is heated, you're ready to eat!

Step5: After finish eating your nabe, you can add some rice, instant noodles, or udon to finish up your kimchi nabe dish.

Unique ingredients you can also add to your kimchi nabe

Gyoza: Chinese dumplings

Adding Chinese dumplings will be a great idea. They taste like ravioli filled with pork meats! There is no need to roast when adding them.


A bit expensive, but if you could afford some crabs, better to add some. Not only the crab itself is delicious but it also has great dashi.

Shellfish(Oysters and crams)

Any kind of shellfishes will give your kimchi nabe a fabulously flavored dashi.

Many ways to finish up your kimchi nabe!(シメ)


When finishing your nabe dish, adding some rice will be the most common choice. Add some rice and make the nabe boil once. After then, pour in melting eggs.

Adding cheese instead of melting eggs will change them into a Korean kimchi risotto.

Instant noodles

Want to finish it in Korean style? Then instant noodles will be the perfect recommendation. You would probably agree that they will taste great.


Each Japanese have their favorite way of finishing their nabe dish, and udon is one of the kind. You can also add some eggs with them.

Warm up with some hot kimchi nabe!

The most shivering season of the year is upcoming. Kimchi nabe will be the perfect choice when you want to warm yourself up. The recipe is quite easy and you can almost add any ingredients you like. I hope you try some!
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