Kim Chi From Garden Grove Makes It To The New York Times
The product, called Mother-in-Law's Kim Chi, was part of an International Pickle Festival held there, and was apparently a hit. On the origins of its name, The Old Gray Lady said:
MIL stands for mother-in-law. According to Korean custom, the mother of a bride-to-be tries to impress the intended groom with her culinary skills, which presumably have been passed on to her daughter.
What's the Garden Grove connection? Young Ja Chun is the owner of Jang Mo Gip, the sullungtang joint I reviewed a few months ago, a restaurant from which the term "hole-in-the-wall" seemed to be coined. And I've tasted their kim chi. It is indeed wonderful, and free if you order a bowl of their excellent sullungtang!
Most importantly, you don't have to go to some pickle festival in New York to taste it!
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