Kimchi for the lazy

by FeR on May 31, 2018 in food

Whoa! TWO blog entries in a day. :hee:

Anyway, two weeks ago when LM was visiting, Melody asked if I wanted any vegetables. I knew that she had butternut pumpkin (it grew out of nowhere, she suspected there were seeds in the compost that she used) but was pleasantly surprised that she had wombok (Chinese/Napa cabbage) AND she had already harvested some to make kimchi!
I’m sure it was only a few weeks – do veggies grow THAT quickly??! – since I last saw her backyard and she only had seedlings then.

So I have had these wombok leaves (she harvested leaves, not the entire head of cabbage) sitting in my fridge for two weeks. It’s looking a little less perky than when I first got them 2 weeks ago. I don’t think I’ll be able to eat them all at one go (actually I probably could but wombok is “windy”, I don’t want to be farting all day tomorrow) so thought making kimchi would be the best use of it.

I used Maangchi’s Emergency Kimchi recipe because it was simple (I was lazy) and didn’t need the “porridge” in the paste. When I mixed everything together, it smelled like the real deal! I’m really excited to try it in a few days – I hope I’ve done it right and it’ll ferment properly. Otherwise, it’ll be a waste of good wombok!

The end product looks more like the kimchi I know. Can’t wait!
If this works, I may make it more regularly.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Che-Cheh June 4, 2018 at 11:13 am

Looks awesome! 👍
I need to make some myself but non-spicy one.

FeR June 5, 2018 at 10:05 pm

You can’t eat spicy ones or you like non-spicy ones? I had them today. It’s winter so it’s been cold, haven’t fermented properly so no sour taste yet.

Che-Cheh June 21, 2018 at 11:14 pm

Love spicy food but stomach sensitive nowadays, so eat non-spicy one. :P

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