Hot Dogs with Kimchi Relish recipe

This recipe for Hot Dogs with Kimchi Relish is from The Kimchi Chronicles by Marja Vongerichten, and if you recognize that last name, you’ll know her husband is the one and only Jean-George Vongerichten, or as I affectionately call “J-Vo”

Hot Dogs with Kimchi Relish recipe

Hot Dogs with Kimchi Relish recipe marlaMarja is Korean and the cookbook is a collection of Korean American recipes that her family enjoys. Most of the recipes are accessible for the home cook, with a couple of odd-ball dishes that J-Vo had a hand in (not in a bad way) – like Korean Baeckeoffe and Jeju Bouillabaisse.

Some of my favs from the book:

Spice-Rubbed Korean Chicken – uses gochugaru (Korean red pepper powder)
Kimchi Fried Rice
Kimchi Bloody Mary

For the Korean food lover, I absolutely recommend this book!

The Kimchi Chronicles, by Marja Vongerichten is available on Amazon!


Hot Dogs with Kimchi Relish recipe

Photo Credit: Andre Baranowski

How to make Kimchi Relish

Start with half a cup of kimchi in a bowl. Add 2 teaspoons of rice vinegar.

Then, add 2 teaspoons of honey. Mix well and serve on top of your next hot dog.

Hot Dogs with Kimchi Relish Recipe

Recipe from Marja Vongerichten, The Kimchi Chronicles "In this recipe, my most favorite American street food gets a makeover for the Korean palate. Jean-Georges created a kimchi relish that's made sweet with honey and sour with rice vinegar. All you need is a baseball game and you're good to go."
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Korean
Servings 4 people
Calories 250 kcal


  • 1/2 cup kimchi thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 4 hot dogs
  • 4 hot dog rolls
  • 4 tablespoons Korean hot mustard or any spicy mustard


  • Preheat a grill to high or preheat a ridged cast iron grill pan over high heat.
  • Mix together the kimchi, honey, and vinegar in a small bowl.
  • Grill the hot dogs until browned and crispy, and lightly grill the rolls until they're golden brown. Put the hot dogs in the rolls and top each one with 1 tablespoon mustard and one-quarter of the kimchi relish.


Calories: 250kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 9gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 690mgPotassium: 140mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin C: 0.7mgCalcium: 93mgIron: 2.8mg
Keyword hot dog, kimchi
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