Quick & easy stir-fried kimchi recipe (vegan kimchi bokkeum)

stir fried kimchi in a black bowl

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Quick & easy stir-fried kimchi recipe (vegan kimchi bokkeum) - a simple way to use up your fermented sour kimchi in a delicious way!


  • 1 tablespoon neutral-tasting oil
  • 2-3 green onion, diced (separate white part from the green part)
  • 1.5 cup sour fermented kimchi, chopped/cut into smaller bite-size
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  1. In a large-size skillet, heat up 1 tablespoon of seed oil. Add the white part of the diced green onion. Sautéed until you smell the onion, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the kimchi. Cook the kimchi with frequent stirring. Add about 1 tablespoon of water.
  3. When the water in the kimchi mixture is bubbling up, add the sugar. 
  4. Continue to cook with frequent stirring for 3-4 minutes. Add in the green part of the green onion.
  5. Remove the skillet from the heat and drizzle sesame oil and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.


  • If you are vegan, make sure to use vegan kimchi for this recipe. You can find my vegan kimchi recipe here
  • To make this dish, you must use fermented sour kimchi. The fresh kimchi won't simply taste right. If your kimchi is fresh, let your kimchi sit on the countertop for a day or two until they are fermented.
  • To adjust the spice level of the dish, please see the "Helpful tip" section above. 

Keywords: stir-fried kimchi, kimchi bokkeum, vegan kimchi, kimchi