I had been watching the Korean TV show ‘Please Take Care of My Refrigerator’ online where the MC of the show reveals the refrigerators owned by the guests. One main ingredient that never lacks in Korean households, from my observation, is Kimchi. I’d like to think Kimchi as the national dish of Korea.
The last time I had Korean food was in May 2016 where I had spicy tteobbokki, chapjae and Korean chicken. I remembered how spicy that rice cake was that if I want to have kimchi, it’ll be nice if it isn’t spicy. Since I cannot handle anything too spicy as I mentioned previously in this blog, I need to be careful of the spiciness if I want to eat Kimchi again.
I just happened to view my friend’s IG stories that they were making kimchi. The urge to eat kimchi is there and I asked Mauzira about pricing. I ordered the smallest portion, 250 grams as a trial.
Mauzira’s kimchi is of vegan kimchi and it’s a good alternative to those who have seafood allergies. Usually, a ready made kimchi base from jar has seafood as part of their ingredients list unless it is labeled as seafood-free. Her kimchi is fermented for at least 2 days for the food to release its sour taste. Fermentation is part of the process in making kimchi. (Read here for the explanation as I can’t paraphase well nowadays.)
I wasn’t expecting the kimchi to be sour and I guess I had forgotten that it is meant to be sour due to the fermentation process. What surprises me is how mild the kimchi spiciness was! It isn’t too overwhelming and suit my taste bud. The spiciness came and go quickly so it doesn’t sting my tongue. This kimchi is more on the sour/sweet savoury taste than the spiciness. There’s no 1 way in eating Kimchi so eating it straight from the container is as good as eating it with plain rice.
If any of you wishes to give this kimchi a try, feel free to send a text to Mauzira at 8 2 9 2 1 9 2. Thanks for reading and take care!