Pa Kimchi (Green Onion Kimchi)
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5 from 6 votes

Pa Kimchi (Green Onion Kimchi)

An easy kimchi made with thin green onions (also called scallions)!
Servings: 24
Author: Hyosun


  • 1 pound thin scallions silpa or jjokpa
  • 4 tablespoons gochugaru, (고추가루, red chilli pepper flakes)
  • 4 tablespoons myulchi aekjeot (멸치액젓, fish sauce)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 small dried or half-dried squid body (about 3 ounce), mareun ojingeo - optional


  • Clean the green onions by removing the root part and any tough/brown outer skins. Wash them thoroughly a couple of times. Shake off excess water, and drain well.
    Pa Kimchi (Scallion Kimchi)
  • Mix all the seasoning ingredients in a bowl.
    Pa Kimchi (Scallion Kimchi)
  • Cut the dried squid into about 2-inch long thin strips. Soak in water until slightly softened if very dry and hard, but this is generally not necessary.
    Dried squid for scallion kimchi
  • In a large bowl, gently rub the seasoning mixture all over the green onions and the optional squid to evenly coat them.
    Pa Kimchi (Scallion Kimchi)
  • Hold a couple of green onions together, and fold them before arranging in an airtight container to store. Another option is to tie them together by wrapping the other end of the green onion around the white part, making a circle in the middle, and then running the leafy part through the circle.
    Pa Kimchi (Scallion Kimchi)
  • Keep it at room temperature for a day, and then refrigerate. Pa kimchi can be eaten right away, but the flavor develops as it ferments over 2 to 3 weeks in the fridge. Run a knife (or a pair of kitchen scissors) through the folded or tied green onions a couple of times to serve.
    Pa Kimchi (Scallion Kimchi)