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- Rinse the cabbages and cut them crosswise into about 2-inch lengths. Peel the daikon, cut lengthwise into quarters, then into pieces about 1/2 inch thick.
- Dissolve the salt in the water. Put the cabbage and daikon in a large bowl and pour the salt water over them. Let sit at least 6 hours or overnight.
- Drain the vegetables, reserving the water. Return the cabbage and daikon to the same bowl. Add the green onions, garlic, ginger, chile powder, and fish sauce and mix well. Pack the mixture into a 1-gallon glass jar. Slowly pour the reserved salty water over the vegetables to cover, leaving about 1 inch of space on top. Tightly close the jar.
- Let the jar sit in a cool, dark place for 2 to 3 days, depending on the weather and how pickled you like your kimchi to taste. Refrigerate after opening. It will keep for a couple of weeks, after which you'll want to make fried rice, kimchi pancakes, or a hot pot with it.
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I'm a 48 y/o gay Jewish man in the suburbs immediately north of New York City. I'm a general internist, practicing and teaching at a medical college north of NYC. I also earned a Masters in Public Health degree in 2013. After a Walt Disney World trip in Dec 2006 where I had to rent an electric scooter because I couldn't manage the walking, I decided to have gastric bypass surgery, which was done Feb 28, 2007. I lost 160 lbs (though I've gained back about 60 of that since). I can't eat as much as I used to, so I want every bite to be extra good!