Homemade Kimchi

AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning


  • 1/4 kilo (250g) Chinese cabbage, cut into 4, lengthwise
  • 1 1/2 tsps. (3.75g) Salt, coarse
  • 1 Liter (1000ml) Water
Kimchi paste:
  • 2 Tbsps. (30ml) Water
  • 1 tsp. (2g) Rice flour
  • 1 tsp. (3.75g) Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. (1.75g) Ginger, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsps. (7.5g) Sugar
  • 1/4 pack (1.2g) AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 tsps. (3.75ml) Fish sauce
  • 2 Tbsps. (18.75g) Korean red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsps. (10g) Gochujang (Korean Chili Paste)
  • 1/2 cup (37.5g) Radish, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (15g) Onion leeks, chopped


  1. RUB & RINSE. Prepare kimchi by rubbing salt on the leaves, mostly on the thick white part of the Chinese cabbage. Leave it for at least 1 hour to soften. Wash the excess salt with water then set aside.
  2. SIMMER. To make the kimchi paste, combine water, rice flour, garlic, ginger, sugar, AJI-NO-MOTO®, fish sauce, Korean red chili flakes, and gochujang in a saucepan. Mix and simmer until slightly thick. Remove from the heat then add radish and onion leeks. Mix well.
  3. COAT & FERMENT. Coat the kimchi paste on to the cabbage starting from the roots up to the leaves. Make sure to coat it evenly. Place in a plastic or glass container with a lid (do not fully close). Let it ferment at room temperature for 24-72 hours.
  4. SERVE. Slice kimchi into bite-size pieces then transfer to a small plate. Serve and enjoy!

Cooking Tips

You'll know that the kimchi is fermenting if the kimchi liquid contains bubbles and there is a strong sour smell. The longer the fermentation, the more sour its taste.

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ajinomoto cooking_time  Cooking Time: 5 minutes minutes ajinomoto prep_time  Preparation: 2 hours minutes ajinomoto servings  Servings: 5 ajinomoto size  Serving size: 1/2 cup (60g)

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Good to Know Nutrition Facts

Kimchi contains probiotics (good bacteria) and prebiotics (fiber) that both help maintain a healthy gut.
Reduced Sodium by 33%.
Original Sodium content: 2 tsps. (10ml) Fish sauce


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