Vegan Water Kimchi (Nabak Kimchi) DIY Kit

Crazy Korean Cooking


$ 19.90

The Kimchi Kits are currently offered as a pilot in select states (areas close to North East US).  We may be able to ship to other areas at a high shipping cost. Please contact us if you have any questions or concern about shipping to your area.

Make every month funky!
Our Kimchi Kits ship out on the first Monday of each month (delivery time: 1-2 business days). 

We are working on making our Kimchi Kits available more often. Please check back for updates!

Vegan Water Kimchi (Nabak Kimchi) DIY Kit
Naturally Gluten-free, No Chemical Additives

In a sea of spicy kimchi, water kimchi is a lighter and more refreshing option that gets most of its punch from the briny liquid. It's drinkable kimchi — perfect for spring and summer to cut right through greasy foods and wake your taste buds up.

  • All ingredients needed to make kimchi delivered to your door
  • Fresh and dry ingredients measured and portioned
  • Makes about 85 fl oz (in volume) of water kimchi (about 10 cups)
  • Naturally gluten-free, no chemical additives
  • Comes with an illustrated recipe guide with tips 
  • You, or someone you designate, must be available to receive or pick up the package on the date of delivery. We are not able guarantee the freshness of the package's contents if perishable items are left at room temperature for an extended period of time.

What's included
Napa Cabbage, Korean Radish, Coarse Sea Salt, Korean Pear, USDA Certified Organic Gochugaru (Korean Hot Pepper Flakes), Kelp, Red Chili Pepper, Green Chili Pepper, Green Onion, Organic Cane Sugar, Garlic, Ginger, Disposable Gloves.
*Packaged in a facility that uses

Packaging and Shipping
Packed in food safe bags.
Shipped refrigerated with cold packs in an insulated box. 

Always keep perishable ingredients refrigerated in the original packaging upon delivery.
Best by: Make kimchi within 1-3 days from the delivery date.

See recipe card here.
See recipe video here.

Packed in USA

Also known as
 나박김치, 물김치,pink water kimchi

We designed our DIY Kimchi Kit so that you can make authentic and delicious kimchi at home without the hassle of sourcing ingredients and a recipe. Our kit includes pre-measured, wholesome ingredients that have no chemical additives like MSG. We provide a detailed, illustrated recipe guide that's been tested and re-tested to ensure that your kimchi is prepped, brined, and fermented properly.

About Kimchi

Kimchi is a fermented vegetable side dish that's at the very heart of Korean cuisine and culture. You'll find at almost every meal. There are many different varieties, but when Koreans say "kimchi," they are usually referring to the kind made with napa cabbage (baechu kimchi). For other types, the vegetable is specified (i.e. "o-ee kimchi" means "cucumber kimchi"). Kimchi is also used as an ingredient for many other Korean dishes.

What distinguishes kimchi from other pickled vegetables is the complex flavor profiles. It's spicy, salty, bitter, and a touch sweet. The flavor also changes over time, which is why it's so important to keep tasting your kimchi as it ferments. While the smells and flavors may be new to you, you'll likely become hooked over time.

Kimchi is also one of the world's top probiotic foods. Studies have shown that the healthy bacteria produced during fermentation have anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties, and also promote digestive and cardiovascular health.

The quality of sea salt and gochugaru (Korean hot pepper flakes) is so important to making great kimchi, which is why we only use the highest-quality products shipped directly from Korea.

About Our Organic Gochugaru — USDA Certified Organic, non-GMO

Gochugaru is one of the key ingredients in Korean cooking, and it's found in all types of kimchi, spicy soups, stews, and stir-fries. It cannot be replaced with chili flakes or sauces from other cultures when cooking authentic Korean food.

Our hot pepper flakes are sourced from a farmer's co-op in Korea, where the peppers are grown without any pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. The best chili peppers are selected and washed with clean spring water before they are naturally sun-dried and ground. The ground chili peppers are then thoroughly inspected to remove any impurities. Because the peppers are sun-dried, the flakes are more vibrant in color and retain more nutrients than machine-dried chili peppers.

About Korean Sea Salt  — 100% Sea Salt from the West Sea Tidal Flats in Korea

Good coarse sea salt is essential to making proper kimchi, because it melts more slowly than refined salt, and so the saltiness is absorbed more gradually. This creates an optimal texture in kimchi — that perfect crispiness. Due to the natural drying method, it also has a high mineral content that speeds up osmosis, allowing a faster and more effective salting/brining process.


Special Note Regarding "Meals Shipped to Your Door" products

"Meals Shipped to Your Door" shipments go out on the day indicated on the top left corner of the webpage or on the notice before the check out.

General ship out date for refrigerated items is Monday to Wednesday. The order will be shipped via UPS 1- or 2-Day Delivery with dry ice and ice packs.

Free refrigerated shipping over $70 for "Meals Shipped to Your Door" products is currently offered in select states (areas close to Northeast US) via UPS Ground 1 Day or 2 Days.

UPS Ground 1 Day Zone: CT, DE, MD, MA, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT.
UPS Ground 2 Day Zone: GA, IL, IN, KY, ME, MI, NH, NC, OH, SC, TN, VA, WV.

We ship to other areas at a higher shipping cost via UPS 2nd Day Air Or USPS Express 1 Day. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about shipping to your area.

Ship out date for all Frozen Food Items is TUES, MAY 30, 2017

Ship out date for all Kimchi Kits is TUES, MAY 30, 2017

The package is shipped with NO signature required, and will be delivered in the same way you would normally receive other packages from UPS or USPS. However, You, or someone you designate, must be available to receive in person at the time of delivery OR collect the package on the same day of delivery (e.g. UPS driver leaves the package on the porch, garage door, etc. ) OR pick up from the post office or UPS store on the same day of delivery. We will send you tracking information to your email, so please look out for our email (check your spam folder). We are not able to guarantee the freshness of the package's contents if perishable items are left at room temperature for an extended period of time.


General Shipping & Return Policy

Your satisfaction is our goal. Every product we sell is hand picked by our team to ensure that you are receiving the best Korean products on the market. If a product you purchase fails to meet your needs, please let us know. We will be happy to arrange an exchange or refund.

Because of the nature of certain products sold by CK Living, LLC, the following items are non-refundable:

  • Frozen Food Packages
  • Grocery Products and Perishables
  • Gift Cards
  • Gift Wrap

*Food Products - Products in this category may be returned if a defective or incorrect (due to our error) product was received.

*Cookware, Tableware, and Food Containers - Products in this category may be exchanged for store credit or a refund. Products must be unused and in new condition.


If you need to return an item, simply email us with your order number. You will receive an instruction via email with the return label. We can arrange a pick up upon your request. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.
      • Return Shipping Costs
        • Customers are responsible for paying for the return shipping costs. However, if the return is a direct result of our error, such as incorrect or defective item, we will cover this cost.
      • Refund Turnaround
        • Please allow up to four weeks to receive your refund. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your method of payment to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).


      If you need to cancel an item, simply email us with your order number. The order must be labeled as "awaiting fulfillment".

      *Your order may be labeled as "partially shipped." In this case, only the unshipped portion of your order may be cancelled. If you cancel a "partially shipped" order, a refund will be issued for only the unshipped portion of your order. 


      We offer 4 different shipping options:

          • USPS Priority Mail
          • USPS Express Mail
          • UPS Ground
          • UPS 2nd Day Air
      • We use USPS Priority Mail, USPS Parcel Post or UPS Ground depending on the size and weight of a shipment.
      • Our warehouse is located in River Edge, NJ, Fair Lawn, NJ and Fredericksburg, VA.
      • Please allow 1-2 business days for handling and 1-5 business days for shipping depending on your shipping address (For APO/FPO addresses, estimated delivery time is 8-16 days). 


      For international shipping, we use USPS Priority International (6-10 days). Please ensure to check custom duties and import taxes for your shipping country.

      International shipping may not be available for certain food and perishable products due to customs restrictions. 

      We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

      When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. 

      Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.


      Once the order is shipped and leaves the U.S., it is beyond our control. Please check the tracking status regularly to receive updates. If the first delivery attempt fails, you must reschedule a pick up or delivery immediately. Generally, a package will be held in your country for only 2 weeks before it is returned to the shipper.

      *Please note that the customer is responsible for any shipping cost for undeliverable mail (unless it is the direct result of our error).

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