Woohoo! April Bloomfield is a fan of Arirang Kimchi


A couple years ago I had the pleasure of being hired as a Kitchen Manager at April Bloomfield’s Salvation Taco. There were a few occasions where Chef April had tasted Arirang Kimchi and loved it (you can imagine how excited my family was with such a compliment!). When Chef April asked to make kimchi with my mother, of course we said “yes!”. Chef got hands-on kimjang experience which was a beautiful sight to see. What we didn’t expect was the most flattering mention in her new book, ‘A Girl and Her Greens’. A very large THANK YOU to April Bloomfield for the mention! We’re ecstatic that you’re a fan!!

Make sure to get yourself a copy of her new book, ‘A Girl and Her Greens: Hearty Meals from the Garden‘, on sale this Tuesday, April 21st.

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Arirang Kimchi is open for business



We are finally open for business! Thank you for your patience through the year. It was quite a journey to get to this point and boy are we glad we’re finally making kimchi! Our new location is 1 Remsen Place, #102 in Ridgefield, NJ; we can also be reached at 201-313-7975. We’re open 7 days a week so come by and purchase the very tasty kimchi that you’ve been waiting so long for.

Wishing you all a Joyous Holiday Season and a Very Happy New Year from our family to yours!

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an Arirang Kimchi short…


Great news everybody! Arirang Kimchi had the pleasure of working with Liza De Guia of Food Curated ( She claims that she loved our kimchi so much that she had to do a piece on us. When we were asked to do it, our prompt answer was a big, fat “YES!”. A big THANK YOU to Liza and we hope you enjoy the video.

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We’ve Moved


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We’ve had lots of inquiries about where we’ve gone. Don’t worry, we’re still here- just on a bit of a hiatus. We moved our home from Englewood, NJ to Ridgefield, NJ. More details to come. In the meantime, we want to thank you for your patience as we take the time to get started again.

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Additional (Manhattan) access to Arirang Kimchi


Arirang Kimchi takes pride in making a delicious food product that people continue to purchase and eat with their meals. This means that it’s a type of friendship or bond, if you will, between kimchi and kimchi consumer. The fact that someone continues to give us this opportunity to be a part of their lives is what makes us proud and grateful. So far, our ‘friends’ have not been disappointed and we plan to keep it that way.

With that said, our Manhattan friends, too, can now enjoy Arirang Kimchi on a regular basis! Fortunately, Union Market‘s new location on Houston Street and Avenue A opens up this month! Make sure to stop by and check out the plethora of cheese, fresh breads, produce, fish, meat and gourmet goodies they have to offer. Then, of course, buy a jar of Arirang Kimchi to eat alongside those gourmet goodies!

Additionally, Bushwick-ites! You should know that Bushwick Food Coop now carries our product as well. Make sure to become a member to take advantage of the discounted prices!

Finally, if anyone would like for Arirang Kimchi to be in their local neighborhood market, please either place a request with the store, or contact us at and let us know where. We will work hard to get our tangy and yummy kimchi into that store.

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11th Annual LES Pickle Day- CANCELLED


Unfortunately, due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, LES PICKLE DAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Please tune in soon for our next event. Stay dry folks.

Kimchi eaters! Come sample two different types of radish kimchi as well as our traditional and vegan kimchi’s, this Sunday, 11/28! Where, you ask? Come down to the famous Lower East Side Annual Pickle Day and enjoy half-sour, sour, spicy, sweet pickles AND the mighty tasty Arirang Kimchi. Click through the flyer to see what other vendor yummies you can sample and to see what other goodies the event has in store! See you there! Rain or shine.

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How do you eat your kimchi? (And chance to win free Arirang!)


Nowadays, kimchi isn’t solely found in the kitchen of Korean grandmothers. Enthusiasts of the pickled product live all around the world, and they are consuming it in all sorts of creative, untraditional ways. And here at Arirang Kimchi, we love promoting this tasty and versatile product. In fact, one of our favorite things about participating in food markets and cooking demos around the city is meeting Arirang customers and learning about their KCH (Kimchi Consumption Habits). You guys are eating it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as a central component of the meal or as a snack straight out of the jar. Whether it’s shredding scallion kimchi into morning omelettes, dicing up cucumber kimchi for a spicy summer salad, or pureeing napa cabbage kimchi for a gazpacho (true story!), you guys inspire us with your culinary endeavors!

So in the spirit of kimchi innovation, we want to know: How do you eat your kimchi? Send us a photo of your kimchi creation and a brief description of your dish. The brilliant chef behind our favorite dish will win a FREE Arirang six-jar combo pack of napa cabbage, baby radish, garlic chive, broccoli rabe, cucumber, and scallion. So go forth daring kimchi-lovers and show us what you (and your dish) are made of!

Email photos with brief description to or tweet them @arirangkimchee. Photos may be used in future print and online materials. Contest ends July 31st.

Kimchi fried rice with bacon, scallions, and nori flakes.

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Last day on!


Today’s the last day of our sale on! Be sure to pick up one of our five combo packs featuring seven different flavors, including vegan napa cabbage. Spicy, savory, and sour, our kimchi will be the perfect side dish for your summer barbecue. Get yours before the sale ends at 6pm tonight!

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2 days left to our sale!


Attention kimchi fans from sea to shining sea:

Get your hands on some Arirang Kimchi through our sale on! With two weekends around July 4th this year, there are tons of opportunities to fire up that grill. But instead of (or in addition to) coleslaw and potato salad, serve up some of our spicy, refreshing kimchi to complement your pulled pork sandwich or brisket.

We are featuring 5 combos including some of our favorite flavors such as Traditional Makh (Napa Cabbage), Daikon, Radish, Broccoli Rabe, Scallion, Garlic  Chive, and Vegan.  Grab a pack before our sale ends this Friday at 6pm!

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Arirang Kimchi at New Amsterdam Market


One of our favorite food markets in the city is the New Amsterdam Market, and we are so happy to be part of it this year! Taking place at the old Fulton Fish Market every Sunday, the market features tons of awesome local food-makers, who source their ingredients regionally. You’ll find everything from the basics of breads, veggies, meats, and cheeses to more offbeat things like pies, pickles and pasta sauces. There is also a tasty selection of gourmet eats and drinks around, so you can satisfy your cravings while you shop.

Arirang will be there on select days with an assortment of our favorite products, made especially with vegetables from local farms. Two Sundays ago, we brought two of our seasonal kimchis – the cucumber and the red napa cabbage – as well as our traditional mahk kimchi. We had such a great time chatting with everyone, and learning how you guys eat your kimchi. Apparently kimchi with your eggs is a very popular pairing!

So come by New Amsterdam soon – say hi, try our samples, and take home a jar or two! Plus, we’ll be handing out recipe cards with some handy ideas for those of you looking for some inspiration.

P.S. We’re taking suggestions for what to bring next time – are there any fans of baby radish, broccoli rabe, scallion, garlic chives, or vegan napa cabbage out there? Email us at and let us know!

New Amsterdam Market – every Sunday between 11am and 4pm, Downtown Manhattan on South Street and Beekman Street.

Arirang Kimchi will be there on:


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Arirang Kimchi on!


Hey guys! The summer is heating up, and it’s time to dust off that backyard grill. And you know what goes just right with some smoked brisket or pulled pork? Fresh, crunchy, tangy kimchi! Next time you’re firing up a burger, consider a few slices of a cabbage kimchi on top. You can thank us later.

And this week, it’s easier than ever to get your hands on some Arirang Kimchi! We’re so excited to team up with the lovely, who is selling some of our yummy products on their online marketplace. They are offering several combination packs that include our traditional Mahk (Napa Cabbage), Daikon, Baby Radish, Scallion, Broccoli Rabe, and Garlic Chive varieties. Plus, we’re offering a special Vegan Napa Cabbage three-pack as well.

Please visit their site for more details. Our sale ends next Friday, June 29, so hurry before they sell out!

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