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Korean Soy Sauce-Pickled Garlic Scapes

Keyword: garlic recipe, pickled garlic, pickles, soy sauce pickled


  • 1 ½ cup garlic scapes
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 1 dried shitake mushroom
  • 1 pc dried kelp about the size of 2 fingers
  • ¼ medium size onion peeled and cut into slices
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and cut into slices
  • 1 pc ginger peeled and cut into slices


  • Trim off the tougher ends of the garlic scapes.
  • Cut the scapes into 2-inch pieces then rinse and drain.
  • Soak dried shitake mushroom and dried kelp in ¼ cup of lukewarm water until soft. This should take about 10 to 20 minutes.
  • Set the mushroom aside.
  • In a large saucepan, combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar, onion, garlic, and ginger along with the soaked shitake, kelp, and its soaking water.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil then remove it from heat.
  • Pour the mixture over the garlic scapes. 
  • Let the scapes cool down to room temperature.
  • Store the garlic scapes in an airtight container in the fridge.