Kimchi & Sauerkraut

A Wide Selection of Kimchi & Sauerkraut Recipes in NZ

Kimchi and Sauerkraut have been enjoyed in their respective regions for thousands of years, but only recently became fashionable in our western cuisine. Once a way of preserving summer seasonal harvests at GoodBugs, we’re working every day to help build a new kind of food culture in New Zealand: one that has room for mouthwatering, health-supporting fermented foods in every meal, every day and we loving seeing these funky ferments are popping up in menus everywhere

Kimchi and sauerkraut are fermented foods with many potential health benefits. They add tremendous flavour and nutritional value to a range of dishes. For interesting kimchi & sauerkraut recipes in NZ, visit to find inspiration!

These fermented foods are rich in probiotics to promote the proliferation of beneficial bacteria in the gut to aid digestion and boost the immune system. Both kimchi and sauerkraut have abundant minerals and vitamins. The fermenting process makes vitamins and minerals in sauerkraut more available and usable, making it healthier than raw cabbage. As a result, it has unusually high levels of calcium, magnesium, and vitamins B, C, and K. The fermentation process itself results in products high in anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Kimchi and sauerkraut are low in carbohydrate and high in fibre, suitable for diabetic and keto diets. Below are some wonderful recipe ideas for these perfect fermented foods:

  • Kimchi Fried Rice: Heat oil in a pan and add cooked rice, chopped kimchi and soy sauce. Cook the rice until crispy and the kimchi is lightly caramelised. Top with a fried egg and chopped green onions.
  • Reuben Sandwich: Add sliced corned beef, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese to toasted rye bread. Grill until the cheese melts and the bread is crisp.
  • Kimchi Stew: Sauté diced onion, garlic and ginger in oil. Add sliced pork belly and cook until browned. Add chopped kimchi, water and gochujang or Korean chili paste and simmer.
  • Sauerkraut and Sausage Skillet: Brown sliced kielbasa (smoked Polish) sausage in a pan. Add sliced onions and cook until softened. Add sauerkraut, caraway seeds and apple cider vinegar.
  • Kimchi Pancakes: Mix chopped kimchi, flour, water and an egg in a bowl. Heat oil in a pan and drop in spoonfuls of batter. Cook until browned on both sides and serve with a dipping sauce.


Add Flavour to a Range of Dishes

Visit GoodBugs to discover how kimchi and sauerkraut can add flavour and interest to various dishes and promote digestive health. Search our recipe selection and see what catches your eye.