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What Is Kimchi Toast?

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What To Know

  • Kimchi toast combines the crunchy texture and toasty flavor of bread with the savory-spicy flavors of fermented kimchi for an unconventional yet incredibly satisfying start to your day.
  • You want your toast to be crunchy and lightly browned to provide a sturdy base and toasty flavor for the kimchi.
  • The fermented and spicy flavors of kimchi paired with crunchy toast and a runny egg make for an irresistible yet unconventional breakfast that will quickly become a new morning staple.

Kimchi toast might just become your new breakfast obsession. This Korean-inspired toast topping takes the classic avocado toast to a whole new flavor level by adding spicy fermented kimchi. The result is a surprisingly delicious breakfast dish full of savory umami flavor and just the right amount of heat.

Kimchi is a traditional fermented Korean cabbage condiment made with napa cabbage, Korean red chili flakes, garlic, ginger and salted seafood. The fermentation process gives kimchi its unique sour and spicy taste. Koreans have been eating kimchi for over 2,000 years and it has become a signature part of Korean cuisine.

While kimchi is most commonly enjoyed as a side dish with Korean barbecue and stews, Koreans have also been putting kimchi on toast for breakfast for years. Kimchi toast combines the crunchy texture and toasty flavor of bread with the savory-spicy flavors of fermented kimchi for an unconventional yet incredibly satisfying start to your day.

How to Make Kimchi Toast

The key steps to making perfect kimchi toast are:

Toast your bread. You want your toast to be crunchy and lightly browned to provide a sturdy base and toasty flavor for the kimchi.

Choose your bread. While any type of bread will work, thinly sliced sourdough or baguette are common choices in Korea for their ability to soak up kimchi juices without getting soggy.

Add your kimchi. Drain excess liquid from your kimchi and pile it high onto your toast. The goal is a good ratio of kimchi to bread.

Garnish with an egg. A sunny-side up or over-easy egg on top adds richness, protein and contrasts nicely with the kimchi.

Sprinkle sesame seeds. Adding toasted sesame seeds provides a nutty, savory crunch and adds to the Korean flavor.

Drizzle with gochujang. For an extra hit of umami and spice, drizzle your kimchi toast with some gochujang (Korean chili paste) to really bring out the Korean flavors.

Now that you know the basic technique, feel free to mix it up and get creative. Here are some flavor variations to try:

ꞏ Gouda cheese – Melt slices of smoked gouda on top of the kimchi for an extra savory kick.

ꞏ Spinach – Sauté spinach with garlic and sesame oil then pile on the kimchi toast for some veggies.

ꞏ Kimchi fried rice – Use leftover kimchi fried rice instead of straight kimchi for extra complexity.

ꞏ Kimchi omelette – Make a kimchi omelette and slice it up to top the toast for a heartier option.

ꞏ American bacon – layer crispy bacon between the kimchi and egg for bacon lovers.

So there you have it – the surprisingly delicious combo of kimchi toast that you need to try ASAP. The fermented and spicy flavors of kimchi paired with crunchy toast and a runny egg make for an irresistible yet unconventional breakfast that will quickly become a new morning staple. Let me know in the comments how you like making and enjoying kimchi toast!

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I'm Sophia, a cooking enthusiast. I love to cook and experiment with new recipes. I'm always looking for new ways to make my food more interesting and flavorful. I also enjoy baking, and I have a special interest in pastry making. I'm always up for trying new things in the kitchen, and I'm always happy to share my recipes with others.

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