More than 2,000 people gathered in Seoul on Thursday to make 140 tons of kimchi.html">kimchi.html">kimchi.html">kimchi, a fermented cabbage dish, during a charity event for people in need.
[Park Min-hyuk, Korea
"We're so proud of
doing this. We'd barely had a chance to
serve others. This event gave us a chance to help those senior citizens living alone.”
Around 2,000 women from Korea Yakult and around 50 volunteers
from the public joined in the kimch
They used a peppery red paste with garlic, ginger and fish sauce to rub all over salted cabbages.
[Yoo Seung-hwan, Volunteer]:
"I think it's very meaningful that I was able to join this Kimchi making event with my family. This is a great chance for my children to actually learn about life.”
The food is such a large part of life in Korea that when having their photographs taken, Koreans say "kimchi' instead of "cheese".
Korea Yakult said the kimchi will be handed out to 25,000 needy