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Cabbage Kimchi Stir-Fried with Beef

Cabbage Kimchi Stir-Fried with Beef

Either cold or hot, it is good.

I’m saying my feeling for the cabbage kimchi which are often savored cold as a side dish. But it gets me equally additive be it served alone or as part of a dish. It is generous. It always passes its intense flavors on to other ingredients with which it is being cooked together. I like pairing it with rice cake, fried-rice, and adding it in spicy tofu soup. Today, I have it go hand-in-hand with beef, which is just a leftover item in fridge.

It took about one to two minutes to complete chopping the garlic and marinade the sliced beef. The pan frying is neither any longer. Then there is a dish ready to me, though simple.

  • Ingredients
  • ~100g thinly sliced beef
  • ~2 flat tbsp cabbage kimchi
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • Marinades for beef
  • 1 tsp kimchi sauce (the sauce is available with the cabbage kimchi)
  • 1/4 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp oil for frying


Marinade beef first with soy sauce and kimchi sauce, then add corn starch and oil for sealing the flavor and juice of the meat. Mix well.

Heat wok over medium heat, add oil. When heated, sauté garlic until slightly brown, toss in beef. As it is half done, add in cabbage kimchi, stir well till beef is done. That’s it and, you shall see how fast you could have this cooked. Serve hot – like enjoying bibimbap (Korean rice bowl), I simply mix the beef and kimchi in a bowl of hot rice.

Lucky me, almost effortlessly, I have a hot and comfort meal while hearing so many of them are hard to get a simple shelter.

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  1. Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes

    Oh such a beautiful presentation! I love kimchi bokumbap with beef in it. Yum!

  2. Juliana

    Wow, I always heard of kimchi in dishes, but never tried it myself…your sure looks delicious, and got me wanted to try 🙂

  3. tigerfish

    Having it with rice is like the best combination. Add an egg, and really becomes bibimbap for me 🙂

  4. Emily @Cleanliness

    This beef looks GREAT! And I’m a girl who loves cabbage. What an excellent recipe!

  5. Skylar

    I love kimchi, and this looks mouth-watering good.

  6. Cynthia

    This looks amazing! Definitely a great comfort dish!

  7. Christine@Christine's Recipes

    What a comfort food pairing cabbage kimchi with beef. Love this combination very much. I can have it in either cold or hot weather, all through the year, seriously. 🙂

  8. Heavenly Housewife

    Another wonderful meal, this looks absolutely beautiful.

  9. Mary Moh

    I love kimchi…such a healthy vegetable dish. This must be very delicious. Would be so good with rice.

  10. Carolyn Jung

    Genius idea! I love how easy this is to do, yet how this dish definitely packs a punch.

  11. Angie's Recipes

    I am not a big kimchi fan…but your beef stir-fry with cabbage kimchi looks too good to miss!

  12. Lori

    I still have not tried kimchi. I know, such a late bloomer! Although, I know I would love it and this dish looks especially tasty.

  13. XiaoYen

    I love kimchi. My mom makes them occasionally and I just recently tried kimchi packaged noodle which is so addicting. I would substitute beef with chicken since I don’t eat beef.

  14. noobcook

    I love kimchi! such a nice idea to pair up with beef for a nice rice one-dish meal.

  15. sophia

    Did someone say KIMCHI?! lol! Love this dish! I also love kimchi stir-fired with bacon…and even SPAM! haha!

    Hey, I’m visiting Hong Kong next month…Woo hoo! Tell me where to eat eat eat! 🙂

  16. TasteHongKong

    @Sophia, Any preference of foods? Shoot me an email at tastehongkong[at]gmail[dot]com …. after class : ). I have a post on one of my favorites, pork dumuplings (xia lung bao), read this if they are also of interests to you.

  17. TasteHongKong

    Hi There,
    Just a friendly reminder, if you do love the flavor of kimchi, do reserve its sauce whether using it for marinading beef as suggested above, or even for making a spicy noodle broth.

  18. Pepy @Indonesia eats

    send it for me please 🙂

  19. Little Inbox

    This is a very appetizing dish to go with rice, yummy!

  20. Kevin (Closet Cooking)

    I quick, simple and tasty meal!

  21. Nancy aka Spicie Foodie

    What a great recipe and great way to use up your left over kimchi. I’m a kimchi addict and like you like it hot , cold , alone and on everything 🙂

  22. food-4tots

    I love kimchi but not my hubby. Hopefully one day I will be able to convince him to like kimchi. Love your combination for this dish – simply yet appetizing!

  23. the lacquer spoon

    The spicy and sour kimchi goes well with beef. Your Korean-style bowl is beautiful 🙂

  24. Divina

    The kimchi caught my attention again. 🙂 This is a nice dish.

  25. pigpigscorner

    I agree with you! Kimchi is good stuff, be it hot or cold!