Help Me Recreate This Korean Cabbage Soup!

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Q: I discovered Korean food when I was living in Qingdao, China, since so many Koreans live there. It quickly became my one of my favorite cuisines. My coworker's wife made this amazing cabbage soup. It was cold, and seemed to be the draining liquid from making a quick-type kimchi. It was salty, cold, a little spicy. I just bought a Napa cabbage to make it but can't find anything on Google about how to make it or what its name is.

Any help would be SO appreciated on this tenth anniversary of my being "home" here — when I'd really prefer to be there!

Sent by Joan

Editor: Joan, that sounds delicious. Can anyone help Joan out? Do you know this soup, or at least one that sounds like it?


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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.