Making kimchi before leaving for Mexico!

By Maangchi

Hi everybody! Oh yeah! I’m going to Mexico tomorrow for 2 weeks!

Since I traveled to Mexico in 2011, I’ve been missing the country a lot! I love the people, their culture, street food, taco, tamales, atole, … and their beautiful beaches. I will rush to my favorite taco place when I arrive in Mexico City. I’ll be ready to eat as many tacos I can, then I’ll visit my favorite bakery. I’m going to go to some of my favourite places – museums, markets, and beaches – along with some new places. I’m so excited about this trip that it’s not easy to control my excitement right now. My heart is beating! yay! : )


If you are interested in checking out my stories from my last trip to Mexico, here you go:

  1. Food, food, in Mexico
  2. People in Mexico
  3. My shopping in Mexico

Since that trip, some of you may have noticed Mexican bowls and plates appearing in my videos – I’ll bring more stuff this time, too.

In preparation for my trip last night, I made kimchi and put it in this onggi. I’ll keep this fresh kimchi in the fridge, and by the time I come home, it should be a it’s peak of fermentation and taste. When I leave Mexico I’ll again be excited, this time to be reunited with my delicious kimchi!



Want to make kimchi? Here’s a recipe for full cabbage leaf style and here’s a recipe for easy kimchi.

I’m going to bring my laptop and stay connected, so I’ll be on my website every day, but I might be a little slow to respond. I don’t want to stick to the computer all the time, I want to see, feel, and eat as much as I can, and meet as many people as possible. If you’re one of my regular readers, please assist anyone who posts a question to my website. I’d really appreciate it.

Take care and see you soon!




  1. pucca joined 3/11
    Posted March 23rd, 2013 at 10:35 am | # |

    I hope you have a great trip! If you have any events or demonstrations in Mexico City, will you post them to this blog? I have a good friend there who has just started following your blog and would like to attend! (She also wants to know the location of your favorite taco place, but I can understand if you want to keep that a secret!)

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted March 24th, 2013 at 9:09 am | # |

      pucca, check out your email! Let’s meet up! : )

  2. Miss Kim78 socali joined 3/13
    Posted March 21st, 2013 at 3:32 am | # |

    Hi Maangchi. Maybe you will be inspired to make Korean-Mexican fusioned dishes with your delicious Kimchi when you come back lol.

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted March 24th, 2013 at 9:10 am | # |

      “Korean-Mexican fusioned dishes” sounds great! : )

  3. Mirtha Los Angeles, Ca joined 3/13
    Posted March 20th, 2013 at 7:32 pm | # |

    glad to hear you’re having a great time in Mexico. My Mom is korean, my Dad is Mexican, I was born in Mexico and live in Los Angeles now. Eat a few extra tacos for me!!!!

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted March 24th, 2013 at 9:12 am | # |

      It sounds like you are multicultural and open minded! “Eat a few extra tacos for me!!!!” yes, I will. lol

  4. Bebe013 Winslow joined 7/12
    Posted March 15th, 2013 at 6:35 pm | # |

    Hope you have a great time!
    Enjoy yourself Maangchi! X]

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted March 16th, 2013 at 6:59 am | # |

      Thank you very much! I’m having a great time here in Mexico city! : )

  5. Fujia GERMANY joined 7/12
    Posted March 14th, 2013 at 2:07 pm | # |

    Dear Maangchi, have a safe trip and much fun. Enjoy your free time! See you in two weeks!

  6. Brigitte Montreal,Canada joined 1/10
    Posted March 14th, 2013 at 11:13 am | # |

    Have fun Maangchi! xx

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