Homemade Kimchi

by - 7:17 AM


Those who knew me, know that I love Kimchi. 
But Kimchi is quite expensive (one small box cost like rm15+? ), and you can only find them in International supermarket, such as Cold Storage. I believe that supermarket like Tesco and Giant, don't sell Kimchi. 

So, to save your (my) money, I decided to teach you guys how to make Kimchi at home :D 
The ingredients are super easy to be found and all the ingredients are very cheap. 

So let's get started ! 


Ingredients

1 (about 1kg) of chinese cabbage
60g salt

1 onion
5 pips garlic
30g ginger
1/2 apple

1 carrot (strip)
1 radish (strip)

5 tbsp chilli powder
2 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp apple vinegar
3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 stalk spring onion


First, prepare all the ingredients that have mentioned above ;)


Then, cut the chinese cabbage lengthwise into 1/4 


And rub each leaf with salt. 

*Make sure that you have rubbed each leaf evenly.


Leave aside for about 4-5 hours.


Step 2: Chop the onion, garlic, ginger, and apple into small pieces. 


And then blend them ! 

*Make sure that they're blended fine 


Step 3: Cut the carrot and radish into strips


After that, put the blended mixture and the carrot and radish into a big bowl


Step 4: Add chilli powder,


fish sauce, 


vinegar, 


sugar and salt into the big bowl.


Not to forget to add the spring onion !


Mix them well and your kimchi sauce is done ;)


You can immerse the cabbage in the water if you want, to make the cabbage less salty.

*Make sure that you squeeze them dry



Step 5: Rub the cabbage leaf with the kimchi sauce evenly.


Lastly, put the kimchi into glass jar and press them until compact. 

*leave the kimchi for ferment at room temperature for 1 day, and preserve it into the fridge after that. 

Easy right !? 
Besides that, I also made a video for those who are lazy reading this long post :D 


Hope you guys enjoy making kimchi yourself and find this post helpful :)


Love, 
CLYL



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