Mother In Laws
This is one Mother In Law you're going to love: Small-batch kimchi made from all-natural ingredients.
Founded more than a decade ago - and based on recipes from a restaurant that began operations more than 30 years ago - these are classic flavors that have stood the test of time.
The History of Mother In Law's
In 2009, Lauryn Chun wanted to honor the restaurant her mother started 20 years earlier - Mother-in-Law's House, based in Garden Grove, California.
The brand's original offering is based on the recipe started in that very restaurant, also known as Jang Mo Jip, and spawned a cookbook in 2012 as well. The company grew even more in 2014, with fermented chili paste and other condiments added to its lineup.
Mother In Law's Company Mission
Mother In Law's is different from many similar products you'll find in stores because it's made in small batches, by hand.
That means everything is chopped without the use of machines, then packed into glass jars for fermentation. All ingredients are natural, and as you might expect with kimchi - they pack a real punch of flavor as well.
Benefits of Mother In Law's
Fermented vegetables, spices, and a few other ingredients mean Mother In Law's products are beneficial for your health in more ways than you might imagine, including:
- 100% vegan and all-natural
- Fermented foods can lower cholesterol and provide healthy gut bacteria
- Low-calorie and low-carb
- Support a family-owned business run by women
Top Mother In Law's Products
Mother In Law's has a number of great products inspired by the flavors of a long-running Korean restaurant, including:
Mother In Law's Gochujang Fermented Chile Paste Extra Spicy Concentrate
If you really want to bring some tangy heat to a meal, gochujang fermented chile paste is a must. It's got the great fermented "umami" taste you come to expect from a Korean kimchi, and has sometimes been called "Korean ketchup" for its ubiquity. Its complex flavors go great in any soup, but also mixes well with mayo or into many Asian-inspired dishes.
Mother In Law's Gochugaru Chile Pepper Flakes
This is the perfect blend of dried red chili pepper flakes to add to just about any meal, but especially chili and other already-spicy dishes. What makes gochugaru chile flakes different is that it has more of a smoky, fruity note than other pepper flakes you may have tried in the past. What it doesn't lack for is heat.
Recipes, Tips, and, Ideas for Spicing Up Your Meals
While the idea of fermented foods may be off-putting to some, what you may not realize is that everything from cheese and yogurt to wine is actually fermented as well. With that in mind, we're going to give you some tips and advice to expand your palate and try something new:
What Are Fermented Foods?
If you want to know more about the growing American trend of incorporating fermented foods into your diet, we have all the information you need right here.
Fermented Food Helps Teens - In More Ways Than One
Many teens already like the tangy umami flavors offered by fermented foods like kombucha, but what they - and you - may not know is that it can also help their bodies combat acne. Here's how.
Fermented Options to Bolster Your Gut Bacteria
Much like yogurt - which is, itself, fermented - there are plenty of options in this realm to boost the amount of healthy bacteria in your body. We recommend these five great options, among others.