I have to say I am not a fan of Kim Chee. Too spicy & I am not a fan of cabbage except for cole salw. My first exposure to Kin Chee was in Korea. The Koreans eat Kim Chee all day,every day. We in the USA have nothing to compare it with. Seoul has many high rise apartment buildings, & on each balcony is a large earthenware pot of Kim Chee. One of my favorite photos of our Korean trip is of an elderly lady sitting a doorstep mixing up Kim Chee in a large plastic laundry tub.