Tuesday, May 27, 2014

How to make kimchi

A few years ago a friend introduced me to a great Korean restaurant in our town. With each meal, you get a selection of small dishes of vegetables, mostly spiced and, among other things kimchi is one that always features. And it turns out I really like it. It never occurred to me to try and make it myself until last year I read a how-to on the Framboise Manor blog. Never got around to figuring out where to source Korean red pepper flakes and just sort of forgot about it. Looking at that how-to post it's from August and given the events of last September, that would explain that, I suppose. I was at that restaurant a few weeks ago and a friend commented on how good kimchi is for you, it's a good basic (as in high pH) food apparently, if you're into that kind of thing. That reminded me that I wanted to try it out myself.

Anyway, in the comments of Kymber's latest post someone posted a link to an Australian blog with another how-to for kimchi. Seems like a totally different recipe and now I really want to try both. And maybe more. So I decided to do a quick post with these links and, if I come across others in the future I can just add to it and keep everything in one place. And one day soon hopefully I'll get to add my own contribution, too.

Framboise Manor post: kimchi (or as i like to call it - kymberchi - teehee!) - a how-to

Flood-Proof Mum post: Focus on Fermentation Week: Kimchi

Anyone tried to make their own kimchi before?

P.S. Just in case Flood-Proof Mum happens by this post: I wasn't able to find any way to comment on your blog without being directed to set up a google+ account. But I'm enjoying it so far and look forward to at least being able to read through the archives.


kymber said...

bahahahahah! THAT is way too funny that you would put up this post before i even sent it to you - yer awesome! and i am sure that after having a glance that i will love this blog and your other blog! want to exchange links?

again, way too funny!

your new friend,

Moonwaves said...

I thought so, too. :-)
I've already added you to my list of blogs I read. And I've been reading up on Korean chili flakes, too so have some more information to bring to the spice shop with me. Kimchi will happen soon!