• fermented cabbage (usually Chinese leaves) or other vegetables, flavoured with salt, garlic and chillies. An acquired taste which provides most of the vegetable nutrients in the Korean diet. A western substitute can be obtained by mixing chopped Chinese leaves which have been salted to remove excess liquid with minced spring onions, garlic, ginger, chillies, a little sugar, soya sauce and vinegar and storing in a closed jar in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours.