How to Make Kimchi

A lot of people in the world think of kimchi when they think about Korean cuisine. Kimchi is a side dish that is often served with meals in Korea.

People usually think of cabbage kimchi, but kimchi can be made with different vegetables. Here’s one way to make kimchi. Put a vegetable in a container of salt water. Cover the container, and leave it alone for 12 to 24 hours. Then rinse the vegetable with cold water. Afterward, mix the vegetable with garlic, ginger, red pepper powder, sugar, and scallions. Put the mixture very tightly in a glass jar. Cover the jar. Put the jar in a cool, dark place for at least a day. Uncover the jar for a few seconds, and then cover it again. Put the jar in a refrigerator. Wait at least two days before eating the kimchi.

Now you can try to make this national dish of South Korea!