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I want to try the recipe but could not get radish.

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    Kimchi doesn't necessarily require radish. Why not just leave it out?
    – moscafj
    Apr 24, 2018 at 22:03
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    Yes.... what are you looking for in a substitute? Do you eat the radish, normally? The radish greatly enhances and accelerates the "souring" of the kimchee. In that regard, I don't think there's anything that really works as a substitute. However, you can make a perfectly fine kimchee without it, it's just a little bit different. Apr 25, 2018 at 17:00

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Jicama. It has the same kind of crunch and taste is also subtle.

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  • A substitute used in kimchi must also be safe to ferment in that process. Is your recommended substitute? May 26, 2018 at 11:52
  • There is pickled jicama, so should be fine as kimchi. May 27, 2018 at 12:43

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