How To Make Authentic Korean Kimchi


Welcome to the world of Korean cuisine! Today, we'll learn the secrets to making authentic and delicious Korean Kimchi!


Slide up your sleeves! Gather the ingredients: Napa cabbage, Korean radish, green onions, garlic, ginger, Korean red pepper flakes, fish sauce, and salt.


Slice the Napa cabbage into bite-sized pieces. Sprinkle salt over each leaf and let it sit for 2 hours. Rinse and drain.


In a blender, combine garlic, ginger, and fish sauce. Blend until smooth. This will be the flavorful base of your Kimchi.


In a large bowl, mix the cabbage, radish, green onions, and the blended garlic-ginger mixture. Massage the ingredients together evenly.


Add Korean red pepper flakes to the mixture. Adjust the quantity based on your spice preference. Mix well, ensuring all ingredients are coated.


Transfer the mixture into a glass jar, pressing it down firmly. Leave some room at the top for fermentation. Seal the jar tightly.


Let the jar sit at room temperature for 24-48 hours to allow fermentation. Check the taste and if it's tangy, it's ready to enjoy!


Store the Kimchi in the refrigerator to slow down fermentation. It will develop more flavor over time. It can last for months!


Congratulations! You've mastered the art of making authentic Korean Kimchi. Get ready to impress your taste buds and share it with friends!