I was looking at the Kimchi Cookbook:
which Im lucky to say is in my library system. I thought its about time I actually made something Ive
been thinking about for some time: bok choy Kimchi. Pretty simple. I had fresh baby BC. I looked
through the book and needed a few authentic Korean items. There is a small Korean grocery one
town over. I rarely go there as its not on my 'route' and a little more pricy than where I go. Im
talking Dimes. I wrote down what I needed : Korean Chili Flakes and Korean Fish Sauce.
I took my list in and asked about these. very few people go there and very little english is spoken, but
they understand English fairly well. I had the time of my life. I decided to ask about all sorts of stuff
on the shelf, exclusively Korean, not being interested in Japanese. Picked up about $50 of very
interesting stuff id never get to try any other way. On check-out I mentioned I was making Korean
kimchi bok choy. "Sea Salt?" I was asked. not for me, regular non-iodine was fine for me.
Stupid is as Stupid does. The owner showed me a selection. I asked which is best. its reasonably
To make a long story shorter. That store in on my route now.
If there is a Korean Grocery near you and small and not so busy: stop in. give them a try. you
might be very surprised. Skip the Japanese stuff. Ask what they use at home.
PS I plan to take the Kimchi I make there soon and ask their opinion with that book!
Edited by rotuts, 28 February 2013 - 11:48 AM.