Kimbap [Korean sushi]

Some of you might know that I’ve been living in Australia for the past year. Now, it’s time to go back to my country ‘Korea’.  It’s very sad to leave such a lovely country as Australia, but on the other hand, I’m so excited to see my family and friends.

I had a farewell party with my friends before I left. So I decided to take popular Korean picnic food Kimbap for my friends :)

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Ingredients (3 Kimbap rolls)

  • 3-4 Cup Steamed rice
  • Seaweed laver
  • Yellow pickled radish strips
  • Ham (or Spam)
  • Imitated crab sticks
  • Carrot
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cucumber
  • Bamboo sushi mat

For seasoning

  • Sesame oil
  • Sesame seeds
  • Salt


1. Cut all the ingredients into a half cm thin strips.

2. Crack 3 eggs into a bowl with a little of salt to taste. Oil the pan. Pour the egg mixture and fry on both sides until golden brown.

3. Place it on the chopping board. Cut into a half cm strips.

4. Fry Carrot, imitated crab sticks and ham for 1-2 minutes.

5. Put 3-4 cups of steamed rice in a big bowl. Season with salt, sesame seeds and 1 teaspoon of sesame oil.

6. Roll Kimbap!

7. Brush a little bit of sesame oil over Kimbap.

 8. Cut Kimbap into thumb-sized pieces.

9. Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top for a garnish.



1. Slice the skin only because the inside of cucumber is watery and too soft to use.
2. Frying the carrots, imitated crab and ham is for fuller flavor and better texture. Also you don’t need to use oil as it’s quick frying.(step4)
3. Wet you hands when you roll Kimbap, so the rice doesn’t get stuck on you hands.
4. Leave a space of about 1cm without rice, and wet it with cold water. This will help it stick to the roll and create a more smooth finish.


Quick Korean*

Kim[김]= Seaweed(laver)

Bap[밥]= Rice

I hope you enjoyed this recipe! Try the recipe and let me know what you think :)

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I'm from Korea. I love my people, culture and food.

14 Responses to “Kimbap [Korean sushi]”

  1. daebakkk!thx a lot for sharing this!!^^

  2. Hi Chloe… I love your website, thank’s for your recipes…
    Here in Brazil, I’ve never saw this “Yellow pickled radish”, just in korean dramas. Maybe it has, but I don’t know..

    So.. Can I change this ingredient for something else?

    Thank you


    • Hi Marina:)
      I know, this Korean pickled radish isn’t common ingredient in other countries.
      I’m not quite sure what else can substitute this radish.
      I think you can use pickled cucumber. Drain it off and chop it finely. Then put little bit of them(You don’t wanna make Kimbap too sour) with other ingredients.
      One more, if you have well-fermented kimchi, it also goes well with Kimbap :)


      • Okay.. thanks
        I’ll try this way …
        I’m doing a Kimchi today …. hehehehe
        I am enjoying making new recipes … and the next will be Kimbap.
        The first Korean recipe I made was the Jangjolim, I read right here.


  3. Hi Chloe! I’m a fan of yours from singapore! I really like the recipe that you gave and I tried it out! The kimbap taste really great and I’m going to continue learning how to make other Korean dishes! Thanks for the recipes anyways! ^^

  4. Hellow ! Chloe im fan of yours from philliphine.I like to do kimbap but i dont have bamboo sushi mat,,what would be the alternate,, to make it ?

    I like korean food also,like kimchi,,and others,,i like your recipes thanks ,,,

    • Hi Kim,
      Thanks for enjoying my recipes.
      Well, for making good shape of Kimbap, better to use bamboo mat.
      But if you don’t have it, many try this. Use plastic bag to roll Kimbap. If you have thin rubbery plastic mat, wrap it then, use it like a bamboo mat.
      Not sure it works as good as bamboo mat though. :)

  5. Hi Chloe. thank u very much for your beautiful videos. all these years,only your cooking videos were useful for me and I Truly could make the food.
    how can I download you videos? I have internet limit for watching in youtube.
    kind regards

    • Hi Zahra,
      I’m very to hear that you like my videos although I stopped making it:P (Sorry about it)
      You can download it on the website called
      You can put the URL of my Youtube video there then you will be able to download that :)

  6. People say that you can buy kimbap in the refrigerator for one day and eat it. But do I have to microwave it or just eat it cold?

  7. Hello Again Chloe. I recently showed your videos to my cusins. they are 5 and 3.5. they Love you. The older one (Her name is Sare) says that your hair is realy beautiful.She realy likes you. I hope you are OK. Good Lock