Earthenware pot


These big onggi pots (or “crocks“) can be used for making  and preserving many things: soybean paste, soy sauce, hotpepper paste, fermented salty fish, rice wine, and of course kimchi. They are good for fermenting and storage. Koreans keep these in the corner of the yard, and sometimes kimchi pots are buried underground so they don’t freeze in the winter.




  1. KrynauwOtto2 Pretoria, South Africa My profile page I'm a fan! joined 9/13
    Posted September 2nd, 2013 at 8:57 am | # |

    Hi Maangchi,
    I was thinking of buying a small onggi pot for kimchi at a Korean supermarket. Are they expensive?
    Thank you!

  2. Displaced Korean Utah My profile page joined 10/12
    Posted October 21st, 2012 at 9:43 pm | # |

    Where can you locate them? As the previous post states they are hard to find.

  3. Kim Yunmi United States My profile page joined 7/12
    Posted September 1st, 2012 at 7:18 pm | # |

    The small ones run from 20 dollars. (the 4 inch ones are around 10-15) and the medium ones good for one head of kimchi are about 30. The large ones can run up to 80. the ones in the K-drama where they are in the yard are more like 100 bucks.

    I had hell trying to find mine.

  4. eanl Philippines My profile page joined 7/11
    Posted July 20th, 2011 at 3:47 am | # |

    Hi I am just new here!..^^, how much is the small onggi pots? I am interested in making my own Kimchi..please help me..thanks!..^^,

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