Baechu-kimchi – Napa Cabbage Kimchi


Alternate Spellings; baechu gimchi, bay chu kimchi, bae chu kimchi, baechu kimchee

The most basic type of kimchi, made of whole Napa cabbages. The cabbages are cut in half and then salted or soaked in salt water. After the leaves have lost some of their water, a mixture of julienned white radish, garlic, red chili pepper powder, green onion, fish or shrimp paste, salt, and sugar is spread on and between the cabbage leaves, then the whole mix is left to ferment for a time.

Source: Korean Food Guide in English (The Korea Foundation Seoul: Cookand, 2003) ISBN: 89-89782-10-4