Sayre is hosting Fun Monday and she wants a step-by-step guide (pictures encouraged) for making my favorite summertime dish. This can be an entree, a vegetable, a casserole, or a dessert.
I made a Korean side dish.... the famous Kimchi!! Koreans serve kimchi at almost every meal. It's a winter dish but in tropical Singapore, my family and I love to eat this chilled spicy salad. It is easy to prepare and I usually make a huge quantity to give away.
Kimchi is a healthy dish, its all vegetables, something we all need a lot more of in our diet.
3 Napa cabbage
1 bunch of scallions
1 raddish (shredded)
Kosher salt (or sea salt)
Korean chilli powder (coarse)
a walnut sized knob of ginger (diced)
4 cloves garlic (crushed)
sesame seeds (roasted more flavourful)
Soak cabbage in salt water for 3 - 4 hours.
Trim scallions, slice the white part down the center, then cut into strips diagonally.
Combine the chilli, sesame seeds, ginger and crushed garlic into a sauce bowl. Add enough sesame oil to moisten everything, and an equal amount of rice vinegar (enough to make a paste). Toss gently but thoroughly, then spread the paste onto the cabbage. Make sure cabbage is well drained before adding the chilli paste.
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to the amounts,it's all done 'to taste', Keep the kimchi in the refrigerator for 3 days before eating.
Have it on toast, with rice, a side dish or as a soup. Enjoy!
First Commenter - sasha
Yum! I love kimchi! :)ReplyDelete
ah, kimchi is such an appetizer! now i got my mouth all watery by looking at the photographs. :pReplyDelete
They have seafood kimchi too. Have you tasted it? I tried it once before. It was ok. Guess I am not a big fan of kimchi although I do eat them.ReplyDelete
I will have to try this out. My husband LOVES kimchi. And my brother is working in Korea right now - he loves it too. His girlfriend is coming this week to visit and meet our family - she might like some!!!!ReplyDelete
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I am not that much into Kimchi but my wife did. She likes it very much.ReplyDelete
I wanna try ur Kimchi! Hope it's not too spicy. :DReplyDelete
My RT post is up too.
oooo I love kimchi. Yum yum :)ReplyDelete
Ms ECL, that looks so simple to make. But I have not acquired the taste of kimchi.ReplyDelete
Looks like it is reasonably easy to prepare. I always want to think kimchi is the korean version of our "archa" we have during cny. lolReplyDelete
Wow u know how to make kimchi sweetie? It looks good! Must keep refrigerated for 3 days prior to eating eh?ReplyDelete
Thanks for the recipe, a yummy way to kick off your Monday...and mine! Hugs! :)ReplyDelete
That looks delicious!ReplyDelete
I love home made Kimchi :)!
Sounds fun! The idea of a Fun Monday sounds interesting too. What is it about?ReplyDelete
I have never tried Kimchi...but I love cabbage, so I think this is something I may like. Will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing and Happy FMReplyDelete
I never have the chance to taste Kimchi, maybe it is now time for me to try it. Thank you for your post.ReplyDelete
I'm sure the pictures don't do justice to the dish.It sounds delicious and I will certainly try out the recipe during my vacation in the South of France in a few days.It'll surprise everyone I'm sure.Thanks!ReplyDelete
Anyway I love sesame oil and pickle-ish things accompanying rice.
Is it like kiam chye?ReplyDelete
That sounds delicious ! I would be carefu with the chili, but all the other ingredients are perfect ! I don't know exactly what rice vinegar is, but I suppose I could use the balsamic vinegar too (or another)ReplyDelete
My recepe is written in 3 words, lol !
I love kimchi. When I was in North Korea the Koreans served kimchi at every meal. I think it is their national dish.ReplyDelete
I love kimchi too!ReplyDelete
I have never tried kimchi. I might have to give it a try. Would it work well with other types of cabbage?ReplyDelete
My Fun Monday post is up (finally).
Sounds wonderful! I've heard of kimchi before, never tried it though.ReplyDelete
same like Mei, I am not a big fan of kimchi. I'm ok with it when served to me but but not really something I'll crave to eat.ReplyDelete
have a great week ahead ECL!ReplyDelete
Am loving these show and tell recipes this week for Fun Monday. Our summertime favorites say a lot about our culture. Seems like every cuisine has its own varities of relishes and side dishes. I've always heard of kimchi, but never knew how to make it. Now I do, thanks to your good directions.ReplyDelete
Maybe if i tried your Kimchi I would warm up to it, I went to a Korean resturant in Kenya for valentines one time and had it :-) Maybe I should try and make it myself, thanks for sharingReplyDelete
kimchi is not a hit in my household. thanks for the recipe though.ReplyDelete
Please post a comment about the picture.
Kimchi is really delicious!
Or have Kimchi fried rice...That's my favorite. I love Kimchi and always have some on hand...ReplyDelete
wow....i respect u that u can make kim chi...is not easy to do kim chi ler...thanks for sharing itReplyDelete
yumi... nyam nyam.. hungry...ReplyDelete
Oh, wonderful!! and an easy recipe on top of that, thanks ECL!!ReplyDelete
I am baaaaack, visiting and loving it :)
I just saw a stall selling kimchi at the market nearby here today. I didn't buy because I'm not a big fan of kimchi...ReplyDelete
My RT is posted. And just above is a unscientific poll you may want to cast your 'vote'. Happy Tuesday.
Looks interesting. Unfortunately, I cant eat spicey food, doesn't agree with me. :(ReplyDelete
I love spicy and I love Kimchi! I am the only one in my family that like real spicy foods so when we went to the Korean restaurant in our area I didn't have to fight anyone for it!
It's been ages since I ate Kimchi. Yum! Happy WWReplyDelete
I'm not that into kimchi. I used to enjoy it when I started eating Korean food, but lately I guess my taste had a strong shift. I can't enjoy kimchi anymore :)ReplyDelete
hmm I love kimchi but I need to be in a certain kinda mood to eat it though hahaha :) have a great week ahead deary :)
Hmmmmmmmm, is it good? Happy WW:)ReplyDelete
I love kimchi too!!! ;)ReplyDelete
Kimchi chu se yo!!! (Give me kimchi!!)ReplyDelete
Now I may want to try that.
How delicious looking! I will have to give this a shot!!ReplyDelete
Hardly see you cook and post recipe leh!ReplyDelete
Sounds delicious to me!ReplyDelete
Never try making kim chi myself. Shd try on day with yr recipe.ReplyDelete
ooo...this I cannot resist.ReplyDelete
I have never even heard of Kimchi, but it sounds good!ReplyDelete
korean food! i usually dont eat korean.. haha... but i like one... i forgot it's name!! =PReplyDelete
Never tried it but it sounds very nice, my daughter is a vegetarian so I could try making it for her, trouble is where i live there is no chance on finding a Napa cabbage, would I be able to use a normal white cabbage instead?ReplyDelete
Kimchi good for the stomach to improve digestion and taste good also!ReplyDelete
I love to eat Korea Kimchi so much thanks for sharing the recipe. I was wondering can you give me the exact amount that need to put for the rice vinegar, sesame oil, Kosher salt (or sea salt) Thanks...hope to hear from you soon :DReplyDelete