Kimchi Making Day

By Maangchi

Yesterday was my kimchi making day! When I run out of kimchi, I feel very uncomfortable and feel like I have nothing to eat!


Kimchi sitting side by side in the container reminds me of polite students! Aren’t they cute?


Not many people can massage kimchi paste with their bare hands! My kimchi is under my control! : )

The recipe for kimchi (김치) is here!

And check out my easy kimchi recipe, too.


  1. cjfalling joined 7/15 & has 1 comment

    Love this and the recipe, it makes my favorite kimchi! I need some though. This time my husband helped me added about 8 frozen shrimp into the food processor when making the paste for the kimchi. I know the kimchi is safe for know in the fridge but for how long? Should we toss whatever we don’t eat after a few (5-6) days? The shrimp was previously cooked then frozen and taken straight out of the freezer and added into the paste.Thoughts/ help?

  2. LouiseDaniel USA joined 1/15 & has 11 comments

    Kimchi is really very popular, delicious and healthy food.

  3. ddnorman Southern NH, USA joined 9/13 & has 75 comments

    Hi Maangchi!

    “My kimchi is under my control”…ㅎㅎㅎ! I love it! I mix mine bare handed as well! Yesterday I made kimchi and today I make kkakdugi! Kimchi is fermenting in my new 항아리! I need to make more since I discovered some Korean food fans at work that I share my kimchi & kkakdugi with. They love your recipe!


  4. auggiethedoggie Fairfax, VA joined 3/14 & has 1 comment

    I understand! Ever since you taught me how to make kimchi, I can’t go back to store bought. I always feel like my fridge is empty now if there isn’t kimchi in it.

  5. oksipak California joined 1/11 & has 72 comments

    March 9, 2013 (Sunday): Got your recipe memorized by now since it’s so good and it’s made so often. Wouldn’t you know it, today there were only two beautiful heads of Napa Cabbage (7.44lbs.) left just waiting for me at one of our markets, yea! Kimchi is so inexpensive to make, good for you, and keeps well.

    My Caucasian husband is liking it more and more these days. I serve a spoonful next to scrambled eggs for his breakfast, sometimes I have him taste the Kimchi Pancakes (he likes these best), and other times he tries it on our homemade pizza. :D

    Half the batch is for our friends, they love the taste of your recipe. Thank you Maangchi. :)

  6. jnieferstutz Arizona, USA joined 1/13 & has 2 comments

    So I am curious – how much kimchi would you say you eat per day? I probably eat about 1/2 cup with rice or sweet potato and meat, sometimes in soup or eggs, or kimchi pancakes :-)

  7. ina78 Jerteh, Terengganu, Malaysia joined 4/09 & has 45 comments

    I just made it last tuesday…. also with my bare hand… kimchi is my staple food now… I feel something wrong without it….. for these batch, I put more radish…. and double the recipes…. hehehe… it take half day for me to finish the work…. I’m so glad that day was my public holiday….hehehe

  8. Chris75 Ithaca NY joined 2/14 & has 2 comments

    Saturday morning was kimchi-making time for me. I love the recipe and it’s very easy. I’ve finally learned to make a new batch BEFORE I run out. I love it fresh as much as after it sits around for a few weeks. Sometimes I just have it with rice.
    Thank You!

  9. KoreanKraut PA joined 11/12 & has 2 comments


    I made your version of Kimchi and found it to be “sweeter” yet still sour, and a brighter flavor than the recipe i had been using. Which did not include the porridge. I highly recommend your version, especially for ppl who are new to Kimchi. Thank you again for all of your videos and recipes, many many memories have been reborn through these lovely dishes.


  10. hendjomaa Cairo,Egypt joined 12/13 & has 2 comments

    ooooh i did it too i used my bare hands
    the part of making kimchi is much more fun i really enjoy making it :) :)
    and sure eating it :D

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