Author: Marvellina
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  • 2 napa cabbages
  • 1 medium daikon radish
  • 1/2 cup coarse sea salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 green onions cut into 2-inch lengths
  • 7 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp minced or grated ginger
  • 2 Tbsp Korean chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce


  • Rinse the cabbages and cut them crosswise into about 2-inch lengths. Peel the daikon, cut lengthise into quarters, then into pieces about 1/2-inch thick
  • Dissolve the salt in 1 cup water. Put the cabbages and daikon in a large bowl and pour the salt water over them. Let sit at least 6 hours or overnight. You may think there isn't enough water to soak the veggies, but the vegetables will let out some liquid as well
  • The next day, drain the vegetables but reserve the water. Return the cabbages and daikon to the same bowl. Add the green onions, garlic, ginger, chili powder, and fish sauce and mix well. Pack the mixture into a 1-gallon glass jar. Slowly pour the reserved salty water over the vegetables to cover, leaving about 1 inch of space on top. Tightly close the jar
  • Let the jar sit in a cool, dark place for 2-3 days, depending on the weather and how ripe you like you kimchi. Refrigerate after opening. It will keep for a couple of weeks, after which you'll want to make fried rice, kimchi pancakes, or a hot pot with it