Kimjang Season Is Back Again!
Yay, Kimjang season is back again!
In Korea, people often set aside an entire day where the whole family helps out in making huge amounts of kimchi to last for most of the year. We call that event – “kimjang”.
It’s been a year since our first post about kimchi last year. And just like last year about at this time, all the Korean shows on SBS and MBC are showing episodes of the crazy kimjang season in Korea. The radish, napa cabbage, pepper powder and garlic are selling like hotcakes they say. They say the price of the veggies are more reasonably priced this year, but pepper powder is twice as expensive as last year.
Korean ahjummas (ladies) always tell the younger generation that “You need to make sure to do your kimjang between November 15- December 5. If you do it later than that, your kimchi will not be as tasty.”
So if you are planning on doing kimjang (however little it may be), be sure to make plans ahead of time and do it during those dates, following the Korean tradition! We’ll be getting our cabbage and radish this week to make our kimjang as well.
Happy kimjang season, everyone!
Our little Mia saying “Where’s my kimchi? It’s kimjang time!”