It’s impossible to decide which is the besttasting kimchi in existence (there are over 180 varieties!), but we found four we liked.
• GANA CUT KIMCHI $2 (150g), from Shine Korea #02-218A Marina Square, tel: 6336-0607.
We enjoyed this soft, leafy version flecked with sesame seeds, which was slightly sweet and neither too sour nor too spicy.
• MORE KOREAN KIMCHI
$5.40 (400g), from Shine Korea
This kimchi is for those who like it intense. With the strongest aroma and flavour, it was saltier than the rest, but had a good balance of sourness and spiciness.
• CHONGGA MAT KIMCHI $3.90 (200g), from Sol Mart #03-06/08 Novena Square 2, tel: 6397-6421.
The crunchy pieces of cabbage burst in the mouth – the sourness hits the tongue before a subtle spiciness kicks in.
• EXTRA SPICY MAT KIMCHI
$3.20 (130g), from Sol Mart We found more stem than leaves in our tub, and those were a little too hard. This one is for those who like their kimchi way more spicy than sour.