Raw fermented kimchi//kimchee?
I know there are a million Korean places in LA. Where can I find some really good raw (unpasteurized) kimchi? Looking for a grocery store or takeout place more than a sit-down restaurant. Organic would be a plus. I like the usual red peppery kind, but open to all the different varieties.
I just picked up a bunch of very fresh kimchi at California Market on Western and 6th. It's packaged with the date on the label so you can get stuff that was made today or yesterday.
Dave's Gourmet Korean Food sells at many local farmer's markets. He has organic raw kimchi as well as other foods from his restaurant (black bean tempeh, tofu, veggies, etc). I used to see him at the Hollywood market, but when I googled just now, I got this market list. Dunno which is more accurate.
Sun - Studio City & Mar Vista
Mon - West Hollywood
Tues - Culver City
Thursday - Westwood V.A. Hospital
Fri - Venice Parking Lot
Whole Foods also sells sells this brand. http://www.rejuvenative.com/ They make a raw organic kimchi, but it's less traditional than Dave's. But is a good product.