My colleague M had been making kimchi and bragging about how easy it was to make it. She'd encouraged me to make my own .... and even given me a cup of Korean red pepper flakes and 1 Tbsp of fermented shrimp.
I used Maangchi's recipe and well, it turned out pretty good. Everyone who'd tried it had liked it.
Red pepper paste
Cabbage - salted and washed
I left the bottled kimchi to ferment for about 24 hours .... and then transferred them to the fridge.
Kimchi, egg omelette and Korean fire noodles
Cooking kimchi jjigae
I think my kimchi jjigae was yummier and more elaborate than the ones served at Seoul Garden here in Kuching ....
After I made this batch of kimchi, I liked it so much that I went to the supermarket to buy myself a big packet of Korean red pepper flakes .... so now I would be able to make my own kimchi whenever I feel like it!