Trader Joe’s Kimchi, with Napa Cabbage

One of the most common questions I get is ‘does Trader Joe’s sell kimchi?” The answer is most definitely a yes! The TJ’s kimchi version has a really good salty and vinegary taste that mixes well with the cabbage. I’m not sure in terms of how authentic this version is, but radish also is listed as an ingredient. I’ve had other kimchis from Korean restaurants and this seems to replicate those tastes well. Kimchi is eaten on the side of many Korean meals everyday as it really is a nice complement to many bold proteins and sauces. The Trader Joe’s kimchi is cheaper than most of the kimchis sold at H Mart and tastes tangy and fresh……….

  • Just 10 calories per serving
  • Net Weight: 10.58 oz
  • Really nice kick but not too hot

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Trader Joe’s Dried Napa Cabbage Kimchi

I would love to know what recipes everyone uses kimchi in other than just as a side dish. I have had kimchi in dumplings a few times and I think I have also had some soups and stews that incorporated kimchi into them. Let me know the best uses for this kimchi and I’d love to share the most interesting and tastiest! This version of kimchi can be found in the refrigerated section at Trader Joe’s. I was confused briefly because I believe TJ’s used to sell this in a larger bottle that held a few more ounces than this 10.58 oz one. One of my favorite things about Trader Joe’s is that they introduce me to so many products I otherwise would probably either rarely or never have. And while they always may not be exactly authentic, you know they will be as healthy as possible and worth giving a try. Give this a shot! Check these other options out if you can’t make it to TJs in person….

Half Gallon (3.5 lbs.) Spicy Napa Cabbage Kimchi [Vegan, Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Probiotic] by Choi’s Kimchi Co. Made in USA

Korean Canned Kimchi, Napa Cabbage Kimchi, Naturally Fermented, Non-GMO, No preservatives, No additives- (5.64oz)

Price: $2.29

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7 thoughts on “Trader Joe’s Kimchi, with Napa Cabbage

  1. There are many regional varieties of Korean kimchi. Practically every housewife would claim their delicious kimchi recipe. This is the worst kimchi I ever tasted. Too salty, too sour, basically inedible. No, the expiry date was fine, it is not due until next two months but I would not bother to wait. It is already tastes pretty awful.

  2. TBH, I LOVE this kimchi!! I agree the addition of radish gives it the Korean restaurant taste. It’s hard for me to not finish a jar at one sitting. I love that it’s not too hot, and honestly less salty than other “authentic” vegan kimchis. My other favorite for best taste is Sunja’s vegan kimchi, but Trader Joe’s is crunchier.

  3. I like the taste and the texture but other brands I have brought had more liquid. This seemed dry. The expiration date is 2 months away.

  4. Nowhere does it say that TJ Kimchi is probiotic. I see that vinegar and lactic acid is used in making the Kimchi which usually means it is not naturally fermented and thus has no probiotics. So does your Kinchi have probiotics in it?

  5. I like this Kimchi but if it’s fermented why does it need vinegar and are there active probiotic cultures in it?

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