Park Min Young it seems, is a woman of many talents. Other than acting, dancing and modelling, she also is adept at making her own kimchi. In fact, she decided to make a huge batch of it so she could give it out to her friends.
She documented the kimchi making process on her YouTube channel, Just Parkminyoung, for fans to see. The kimchi as she explained, was a special one, as it uses Korean chilli peppers in the recipe instead of just cabbage like regular kimchi.
Kimchi comes in various forms, including the cabbage one we all know, as well as cubed radish kimchi and pickled kimchi, amongst others. For Park Min Young’s recipe, the peppers add a nice texture, giving it a crunch.
She bought up a whole lot of Tupperware to store the kimchi she planned on giving out, and shared that each tub was basically an entire bowlful of peppers. The recipe is simple – one needs garlic, onions, ginger, spring onions, leek, chilli flakes, sliced red chilli, a bowl of rice, and the main ingredient, crunchy green peppers.
She blends the garlic, chilli flakes, ginger, rice together with some seasonings first, then mixes it with sliced leek and spring onions. Lastly, she stuffs the green peppers with the mixture.
After she was done with her creation, she went off to deliver the delicious side dish to everyone! Her satisfied customers made sure to reply with grateful text messages, some of which she featured as well. It seems like most of them were from her castmates for Busted!
Actor Lee Seung Gi was very witty with his reply, expressing that he felt she was basically equivalent to Dae Jang Geum, a famous palace chef in the Joseon dynasty. Nation’s MC Yoo Jae Seok also expressed how delicious it was.
EXO‘s Sehun cutely asked for more of the kimchi, saying that it was a taste that everyone should get to know of. Former Girl’s Generation‘s Jessica also said that she doesn’t normally enjoy pepper kimchi but it has now become her favorite thanks to Park Min Young. Gugudan‘s Sejeong also blamed the delicious dish for breaking her diet.
It is lovely to see the cast of the show remaining as close as ever. If you want to try out your hand at the recipe, check out her vlog below.