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Kim Chee 2
from: Sue L

Traditionally kim chee takes months to prepare as it is set in stone jars to mature. Here is a quicker version where you can have kim chee ready in one day!


  • 2 lbs chinese napa cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes (amount to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 1/2 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vegan sugar (or granulated sugar, to taste)
  • sesame oil (optional)

Chop cabbage coarsely and place in a large dish.

Sprinkle cabbage with salt; let stand 3-4 hours.

Squeeze cabbage dry with hands and place in another bowl.

Add remaining ingredients except sesame oil, and mix well.

Refrigerate at least 24 hours before serving.

Sprinkle with a few drops of sesame oil on each serving, if desired.