Korean cooking ingredients

Napa cabbage

Baechu 배추

Napa cabbage is the main ingredient in the most common type of kimchi.

napa-cabbage (baechu: 배추)

napa cabbage for kimchi

napa cabbages

Napa cabbage

napa cabbage for sale

napa cabbage

Sometimes in the Korean grocery store, the cabbage will be all wrapped up in plastic.

Recipes that use napa cabbage (baechu):



  1. nonosh israel My profile page joined 5/11
    Posted May 25th, 2011 at 11:49 am | # |

    hi i live in israel and i really want to make kimchi but i think this kind of cabbage isn’t available can i another kind of cabbage?

  2. Reinier Rotterdam, The Netherlands My profile page I'm a fan! joined 2/09
    Posted March 17th, 2010 at 2:31 pm | # |

    Wow, those cabbages are huge on the picture:
    Napa cabbage is also sometimes called Chinese cabbage or Bok Choy.

    • peonygirl portland, oregon My profile page joined 8/09
      Posted August 11th, 2010 at 11:47 pm | # |

      Actually, Bok Choy is different than Napa Cabbage. Bok Choy has large white stalks with dark green leaves at tip. Napa has pale green to yellow leaves and tightly bound white stalks.

  3. jennifer
    Posted December 20th, 2009 at 12:04 pm | # |

    i can only find green cabbage…will it taste as good?

  4. matt
    Posted May 14th, 2009 at 3:31 am | # |

    hi maangchi, is chinese wong bok cabbage the same as napa cabbage? btw, thanks for doing gamjatang…yum! hungry kiwi :)

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