18 Reasons … to eat kimchi

Hey San Francisco. Volcano Kimchi is thrilled to be partnering with 18 Reasons for a night of kimchi and bibimbap. Be sure to save the date as space is limited. There will be two seatings on June 29. See below for more details on the event and to RSVP.


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

3674 18th St. San Francisco, CA 94110


40 slots available per seating (two seatings)

So, what is bibimbap?

A typical Korean meal comes with an assortment of smaller dishes, called banchan, or half plates. It is a cultural tradition for families to gather and commemorate ancestors, and during these occasions there’s always stacks of banchan sitting around. So that’s the origin — or at least one of them — of bibimbap, which is essentially steamed rice topped with a variety of prepared vegetables, meats, and Korean chili paste; everything is stirred (or bibida, the Korean word for mix) into a hearty, warming meal.

Aruna Lee will be cooking bibimbap for our June Community Dinner. She’ll prepare her version with her own Volcano Kimchi (a more delicate version of the store-bought variety), lightly steamed spinach, mungbean sprouts, marinated beef, egg, and her homemade Korean chili paste. She’ll serve it with a bowl of lightly flavored bean sprout soup, a traditional accompaniment to a lot of Korean meals which balances the bolder flavors of the main dish.


Once a month, we open our doors to friends new and old, welcoming all to our share a table and a delicious meal. Every month is something different, but it’s always $10 and always tasty. Wine and beer are for sale at the event. Kids welcome!

For our 7:00pm seating, please click here.

Happy Year of the Monkey! Volcano Kimchi @ Google SF

We were excited to introduce Volcano Kimchi to over 300 Googlers at the company’s S.F. office. A burst of probiotic, fermented flavor to start the new year, the event’s theme was ‘Love your gut!’ The kimchi shots (@ bottom left) were especially popular with folks. The jicama kimchi shot blended the natural sweetness of jicama with a tangy, spicy after bite. Throw in your liquor of choice for a festive, mouth popping cocktail. Thanks to my dear friend Kyung Ah Kang (at left) for helping out and to everyone at Google for inviting us in. Keep an eye out for us at future Google events.