Kimchi

Kimchi

As recently as the early 2000s, many Torontonians didn’t really know what kimchi was. But of course, it was everywhere, home made and stored by Korean-Canadian families in separate kimchi fridges, in batches at some of the city’s older Korean supermarkets, and as banchan (side dishes) in restaurants. Nowadays, it’s everywhere in grocery stores and in the many Korean food establishments that now season the city’s foodscape. 

Pickled cabbage, spicy and pungent, is brought out with a smorgasbord of other pickled vegetables and tofu, to pair with the bigger courses that Korean cuisine offers, from tabletop barbecue to ssam wraps and pork bone soup. While we don’t have the Koreatowns of Bloor West and North York here in Scarborough, this sour staple of Korean cuisine is available almost everywhere in grocery stores, and abundantly in our restaurants and grill houses—often as all-you-can-eat! 

Kimchi

There are a great many ways to make this dish; the video above is simply one version. If you search YouTube, you may find several from which to choose.

Restaurants with kimchi

Bow Bulgogi House
place 4002 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.297.8911
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 21:30:00
star_rate Rating: 4.30
Dumpling Village
place 4385 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.293.8321
star_rate Rating: 4.10
Gabin Korean Restaurant
place 633 Silver Star Blvd #108, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.412.7453
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:30:00 to 23:00:00
star_rate Rating: 3.90
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In Cheon House
place 9 Glen Watford Dr, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.297.7379
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 23:00:00
star_rate Rating: 3.90
Jeon Ju Hyang
place 325 Bamburgh Cir, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.499.0002
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 10:30:00 to Wednesday 00:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.00
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Korean Grill House
place 3280 Midland Ave, Toronto, M1V 4W9
local_phone Phone: 416 332-8807
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:30:00 to Wednesday 00:00:00
star_rate Rating: 3.90
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Koryo Korean BBQ
place Scarborough Town Centre & Food Court, 300 Borough Dr, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.279.1788
star_rate Rating: 3.50
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Makkal Chon
place 1979 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.757.3945
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 12:00:00 to 22:00:00
star_rate Rating: 4.30
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Sharon Garden BBQ & Grill
place 3601 Victoria Park Ave, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.885.8886
av_timer Hours: Tuesday 11:00:00 to 22:30:00
star_rate Rating: 3.80
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Wok Wok Restaurant
place 2347 Kennedy Rd, Scarborough
local_phone Phone: 416.321.2262
star_rate Rating: 4.00