At Lucky Foods, we develop new fusion flavors along with recipes that have been passed down generations, and great recipes, deserve great ingredients.
That’s why we are committed to sourcing the best ingredients we can find and preparing them by hand. With each spring roll we hand-roll, and each batch of kimchi we make, we’re working to cultivate better food that is better for the planet. You will never find MSG, GMOs, added colors, or preservatives in Lucky Foods. What you will find are wholesome produce and fresh, aromatic spices.
About the Brand
Our business is built on the foundation of family, sharing our culture through food and the pursuit of the American dream. Our family immigrated to the United States in the ’70s. Speaking little English, our grandmother chose to provide for her family by doing what she did best, preparing wholesome Asian foods. What started as a single restaurant later became a manufacturer for our original products, Lucky Spring Rolls.
Today, Lucky Foods is still family-owned-and-operated. In addition to our popular Spring Rolls, we have expanded our product line to share our family’s Korean recipes through our Seoul brand. And while the times have changed, our persistence on high-quality products have not. That means finding the best, farm-fresh ingredients that add to the quality of our products. It means creating foods that are easy to prepare, but also healthy. And it means we take pride in the fact that through each bite of our family’s products we share with you our multigenerational recipes.
What is Kimchi?
Kimchi is a Korean side dish made from fermented vegetables. In can come in hundreds of variations, but is most typically made with cabbage. Kimchi naturally contains probiotics that are produced during fermentation. Traditionally, Kimchi was stored underground to keep it cool while fermenting, but thanks to modern technology, we now store kimchi in the refrigerator.
How do I control the taste of my Kimchi?
Seoul Kimchi is unique in that we pack it fresh so you can control the length of fermentation, and ultimately, the flavor and texture. If you like a mild, crispy Kimchi, we suggest eating it right away.If you enjoy the bold, bubbly flavor of a nicely fermented Kimchi, then store it in the refrigerator until it has matured to your liking. The recommended shelf life is printed on the top of the jar.
The lid to my Kimchi is bulging, is that normal?
If you notice a bulging lid, this is completely normal. As the kimchi ferments, it will let off gases that create pressure under the lid. We suggest opening your Kimchi very slowly and over a bowl or the sink. Fermented Kimchi, much like champagne, has a tendency to pop and overflow out of the jar.
My Kimchi is fizzing, is that normal?
Fizzling Kimchi, similar to a can of carbonated soda, is perfectly normal. The fizzing sound and effervescent taste is a product of fermentation. This means your Kimchi is nicely fermented, enjoy!
What probiotics are in your Kimchi?
Lactobacillus bacteria naturally occurs during the lacto-fermentation process. This process creates probiotic “good bacteria,” Vitamic C and vitamin K. It will also create a unique tangy flavor profile.
What is the shelf life of Kimchi?
Our kimchi has a shelf life of 6 months from the time it was made. The best by date can be located on the top of the jar. To preserve the shelf life of your kimchi, we recommend keeping it in the refrigerator and only using a clean, sanitized utensil to remove the product. This will prevent the introduction of foreign bacteria.
VEGAN KALBI KOREAN BBQ
Move over short-ribs, tofu takes the stage in this vegan Kalbi BBQ recipe.
KOREAN INSPIRED PIZZA
A healthy amount of Kimchi and our Kimchi Mayo ensures a bold, flavor-packed pizza.
30 MINUTE KIMCHI SOUP
This one saves on time, but doesn’t skimp on flavor!
VEGAN KOREAN EGGPLANT TACOS
Your next taco night is sure to be a hit with these Korean inspired eggplant tacos
BBQ CHICKPEA STUFFED SWEET POTATOES
Sweet potatoes cook up quickly in the pressure cooker, making this an easy weeknight recipe.
KOREAN BBQ VEGGIE BURGERS
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