It is the most popular winter kimchi made by packing
the blended stuffing, between the layers of salted
leaves of uncut, whole cabbage.
This particular kimchi varies by region, namely the cold
areas of the north and the warmer areas in the south.
In the former, this kimchi tastes neither spicy nor hot, but
insipid. The warmer areas produce kimchi that is saltier, spicier,
The process of so is not widely used in the northern
regions. However, spices and seasoning are added to finely
shredded radish which is then put sparsely between the
heart of white cabbage.
In the southern area, it is common to plaster so mixed
with strong salted seafood juice and glutinous rice paste over
the whole cabbage.
Although radishes are available year-round, winter radishes
are sweeter and firmer.
That is why many preserved side dishes are made of radishes.
When you add green leaves of radish, mustard leaf, green onions
or outer leaves of cabbage to kkadugi, it is all
the more delicious. Fermented shrimp is recommended instead of
anchovy paste, which gives kkakdugi a darker color and a
Oysters are great when added to kkadugi, but be sure to consume
it as soon as possible because it will go bad easily.
Use Chinese radishes and cabbage and a great deal
of kimchi stock.
The less spicy, the better the taste.
It is a year-round kimchi available in all seasons.
Fermented fish is not recommended.
Try to sprinkle salt on the cabbage and radish evenly, otherwise it will be too salty and too late to fix.
Other seasonings should be shredded in order to prevent thicker
and sticky stock.
Do not use the greener part of green onions but use the washed
white part since the greener part has a sticky resin of its own.
The starch from radish, sugar, and seasonings make the stock
thicker and stickier.
When preparing stock, use a thin cloth as a filter. Do not put
hot pepper flakes directly into the stock.
Minari (dropwort) can be mixed together but for better color,
put it into the kimchi one night before serving.
If you want to save time, boil the stock and cool it and then
add 2 tablespoons of sugar.
• Oi-sobagi (Stuffed cucumber kimchi)
The most popular kimchi during the spring and summer time.
The crunchy texture and refreshing juice will make you feel
wonderful. Oi-sobagi, fermented cucumber with other vegetables,
sours very easily and cannot be used otherwise.
So prepare it in small quantities. Be careful when you put cucumbers
in brine in order to maintain their firm texture.
It will be more convenient for you to make three knife incisions
so that the stuffing will not fall out, but if you are preparing
a large quantity of cucumbers, just cut off the ends of the cucumber
and cut it into quarters, the long way. For a refreshing
taste, do not use fermented fish. If you put some young radish
between layers, it will give you a better taste and a larger quantity.
Chopped Chinese chives is the most popular stuffing, but in
the past they used leftover pieces of cucumber at the king's palace.
• Yeolmu-kimchi (Radish kimchi)
Although they are thin and small, young summer radishes are
one of the most common vegetables for kimchi during the spring
and summer season.
Prepared either with or without fermented fish.
Mixed rice with yeolmu-kimchi and cold noodles with yeolmu-kimchi
are unique delicacies on a hot summer day.
|• Bo-kimchi (Wrapped kimchi)
|Bo-kimchi is not only traditional kimchi particularly famous
in Gaeseong town, but also popular nationwide.
Since it is served as a bundle, the
blended ingredients are wrapped in leaves of cabbage and then preserved and matured
in a white container. It is convenient to serve and eat,
leaving no leftovers.
| Since it is made of seafood and fruit with weak seasonings, and fermented and softened quickly and easily, do
not make too much of it at a time.
Like jile-kimchi, the kimchi made prior to kimjang kimchi, it
has to be made at every meal or set aside to be served for 'Lunar
New Year's Day'.
|• Pa-kimchi (Green Onion Kimchi)
|The hot spicy pa kimchi, most popular in Jeolla-do, is made
of medium-thick young green onions.
The native kind of young green onion with a large white
part is a proper ingredient for this kimchi due to its sweet
taste. When it is ripened for a long time like got-kimchi, its flavor
is best enjoyed.
Put as much myeolchijeot (slated anchovies), as possible
to give it a strong hot and salty taste. Let it ferment.
|• Got-kimchi (Indian Mustard Leaves kimchi)
| It is a side dish kimchi, most famous in Jeolla-do.
Its hot taste is caused by adding a large amount of red pepper
powder which gives it a unique bitter taste and aroma, making you
feel refreshed, and increasing the appetite.
Strong myeolchijeot and glutinous rice paste reduce its hot
and bitter taste. Select got which has a strong flavor and aroma,
and a violet tint.
|Adding young green onions is optional.
Around a month after preparing, it is ready to eat. If you
enough salt over it, it can be preserved until spring and
|• Dongchimi (Radish Watery kimchi)
| Cool tastes of pear with high saccharinity and of radish combine
to make the best tasting dongchimi.
At this point, the pear should be matured for better storage.
Saccharinity accounts for 7-10 percent, fructose most, and glucose
Since it has a less sour taste, it is good for dongchimi.
• Chonggakmu-kimchi (Ponytail Radish kimchi)
Even though it is made in every region throughout this country,
it varies by regions depending on the kinds of salted fish juice
used, the amount of red pepper powder added, and rice porridge.
It is a delicacy kimchi that people enjoy most, following tong baechu
kimchi, dongchimi, and kkakdugi.
In Chungcheong-do, its taste is adjusted only by salted shrimp juice. In Gyeongsang-do and Jeolla-do, salted fish juice kimchi
mixed with rice porridge is common.
It is made with dongchimi prior to gimjang, so it is eaten earlier
than normal baechu-kimchi.
If you want to make this kimchi later than usual, use less myeolchijeot
and rice porridge, and adjust its taste with salted shrimp or
salted yellow calcite to give it a strong taste. Then cover it
with the outer leaves of the cabbage.
It is favored by people due to its long-lasting color and
freshness: it takes a long time to ripen.