There is a short story behind our love of kimchi.
Last year, our youngest son was awarded a 16-day trip to South Korea for working his way to the top national level in Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary branch of the US Air Force. He went with a long-standing sinus infection, but he came back almost totally well and full of all the stories of eating and loving the different kimchees he was served twice a day while there. The amount served with each meal was rather small (~2 heaping TBSP), but now we can achieve the same wellness here at home by duplicating those regular small amounts of kimchi.
We (my son and I) just made another basic kimchi (kim-chee), and it turned out smashing!