Preparation info

  • Makes


    pickled cabbage halves
    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Canon of Vegetables

A Canon of Vegetables

By Raymond Sokolov

Published 2007

  • About

There are as many kimchis as there are Koreans.* In the Korean diaspora as well as in Korea itself, the basic pickled cabbage, tongkimchi, which is the national condiment, the national dish, and the national folk panacea, starts out as Napa cabbage (aka nappa or celery cabbage or Chinese cabbage or in Korean, baechu [Brassica rapa var. pekinensis]), the big white-and-green, watery, crunchy cabbage now common in our markets.<