Taiwanese Golden Kimchi (Mom’s Cut)

黃金泡菜 aka Golden Kimchi is a Taiwanese recipe for kimchi that has a beautiful golden color provided by carrots. Taiwanese GoldenKimchi is vegan because it utilizes fermented bean curd instead of seafood to kickstart the fermentation.

Taiwanese Golden Kimchi Ingredients

  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Fermented Bean Curd
  • Sugar
  • Lemon Juice or Vinegar

Exact ratios below.

Preparing the cabbage for Taiwanese Golden Kimchi

  • Cut the cabbage into whatever size pieces you want
  • Put the cabbage to a sterile bag and add 3% salt (1 TBS=20g) with 1/2 to 1/4 cup of water to soak about 600g cabbages for several hours
  • Turn the bag every thirty minutes so the cabbage is thoroughly soaked.
  • The volume of the cabbage will noticeably shrink
  • Drain out the salt water

Preparing the sauce for Taiwanese Golden Kimchi

  • Mix the following ingredients in a blender (per 600g cabbages or half big cabbage)
    • 1/2 big carrots (cooked or uncooked)
    • 1 red chili pepper (optional)
    • 12-15 cloves of garlic
    • 1 squares of 豆腐乳 (fermented bean curd)
    • 20-25 g sugar (3% ish)
    • 50 ml of water or lemon juice, to blend the juice. (1 cup = 236.566 ml)
    • Note: If you use water only, add 1TBS white vinegar or squeeze 1 whole lime /lemon worth of juice into the blender Blend until liquified

Preparing the Taiwanese Golden Kimchi

  • Mix the sauce and the prepared, drained cabbage
  • Mix the sauce well with cabbages
  • Wait for 1 day – then it’s ready to eat
  • Keep refrigerated unless you want to unlock extra funky mode
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