My simple kimchi recipe

My kids LOVE kimchi so much ! Before going zerowaste, I always bought it at the supermarket , but it was in plastic containers.I have never seen plastic free kimchi here, and most store-bought kimchi contain MSG and other chemical ingredients.

After going zerowaste life, I tried to make kimchi at home. It was easier than I thought. That was a lot more delicious than I thought it would be. I love homemade kimchi so much now ! I will not buy store selling kimchi anymore.


1 medium Chinese cabbage
1/4 cup salt

☆1 tablespoon grated garlic
☆2 tablespoon grated ginger
☆1 grated apple
☆1 teaspoon sugar
☆1 tablespoon sesame
☆60ml fish sauce (nam pla)

Japan Only!

☆4 tablespoons Korean red pepper flakes

Japan Only!

☆1 tablespoon soy yogurt (soy yogurt recipe is here. )

1/2 cup slice onion

-Slice the cabbage.
-massage the salt into the cabbage.
-weigh it down with something heavy for half day.
-drain the cabbage for 1-2 hours.

-mix all the sauce ingredients in a bowl.

-mix in the cabbage, onion and the paste.
-pack them into the jar.
-keep the jar at room temperature for 1 day.
-transfer the jar to the refrigerator.

You can eat it now. You can keep it in refrigerator for a month.

I sometimes add dried shrimp & kelp. Try it with your favorite vegetables . It’s fun!

(Proof reading by Artemisia Hood)

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