|Kimchee, a must have when |
At Kimchi School, we got a first hand experience in Kimchi making session, taught by a Kore an lady in Mandarin. The teacher informed us that kimchi we will be making will be donated out to old folk homes and orphanage homes, a way to do Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) by the school. We were so excited attending our very first culinary class and able to contribute to CSR as well. We were given a bokchoy (Chinese cabbage) each on a plate layered by a plastic sheet, prepared chili paste, an apron and a pair of plastic gloves, in case we make a mess of our self.The teacher demonstrate how to apply the chili paste onto a blanched bokchoy. After watching the teacher's demonstration on making kimchi, it was our turn putting chili paste in between every piece of the cabbage leaves, and then wrapping it around. Once done, we wrapped the plastic sheet around our kimchi. Jeff, our tour lead, help us snapped some pictures. Feeling satisfied we discarded our gloves and the school attendant push in a trolley to collect our kimchi to sent for CSR event. Finally our teacher brought in couple of tray of kimchi and its sauce for us to try. There were assortments of kimchi - cabbage, seaweed, squid and bean curd and everyone got to try on them. I particularly liked the squid. We ended buying a couple packets of kimchi premix sauces to take home.
Here are some of the pictures we took while having fun in Seoul's Kimchi School: