Friday, November 21, 2008

Kimchi!!!

Today my kids made kimchi. This process consists of 3 basic (by basic I mean for Koreans, the shopping for ingreiants is enough for me to give up...) steps.
1st you must salt some cabbage and let is set for about 5 hours and then rinse it. The mothers did this before the students came to school today.

2nd you mix water, garlic, ginger and fish sauce in a blender and blend. Then add strips of radish and green onions and red pepper powder. This step was done by the lunch teachers.

3rd you spread the mixture onto the salted and rinsed cabbage. This step was mostly done by the luch teachers.

Finished and basically my kids did nothing. They had fun though and all day long I was craving the stuff which is good because it is served with like every meal in Korea!!!
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like fun! Is it just me, or does one of your students not look traditionally Korean??

We've had flurries, but no sticking snow here either.

Much love.... --Maggie

Amanda Lenz said...

Maggie, yes, her mother is Korean and father is English. The weirdest thing is that she is having the harest time with her Korean accent, it is thicker than the other kids. Much love taken, processed and sending back to you, feel free to send back when you are done using it :)