mongolian_girl's comments

"Hi, Maangchi! Thank you for posting this recipe! I am an experienced vegetarian cook and was recently also experimenting with homemade vegan kimchi. After trying a few different things, I found the best substitute for the fish sauce and/or shrimp is actually "powdered kombu (kelp) dashi." without msg. It is a Japanese, freeze-dried kelp powder, used for making instant broth. This adds the missing "fish" flavor and makes it really flavorful. It's sold in many Japanese supermarkets, in a package of small envelopes. I use 1 envelope for about 2lbs of cabbage. I just add it dry, add the same time as the gochu-garu. It's available online on Amazon, although of course the price is higher than buying at the store. Also, I wanted to thank you because I recently found your website and YouTube channel. I love watching and learning how you cook, and I'm currently eating a lot of homemade Korean food, thanks to you! :D I also sent your videos to my Korean-food loving friends. So now you have 4 new readers. Happy Cooking!"
in Vegetarian and vegan kimchi (Chaesik-kimchi: 채식김치) — Nov/19