Kim Chi, a traditional fermented food from Korea made from cabbage, garlic, chilli and other vegetables is a nourishing food, full of probiotic goodness. It is rich in vitamins and as the vegetables are fermented and pre-digested by the lacto-bacilli naturally present in the vegetables, it enables our bodies to absorb more of the nutrients than eating it raw. Making your own is easy and this version is great for beginners with a milder flavour.
If you want to make Pupusas (El Salvador's national dish, you're going to need some curtido. You eat pupusas with curtido and salsa roja (red sauce). Curtido is this lacto-fermented cabbage slaw/salad/relish/kraut. Eating pupusas without the curtido is apparently unthinkable. It’s like omitting the peanut butter from a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Pickled Russian Cabbage recipe - Russian sauerkraut - fermented - no vinegar! Ingredients: 2 medium matured cabbages, 4 medium carrots, 6-8 cloves of garlic, 3 Tbsp salt, 3 tsp of whole black peppercorns, 6 bay leaves. 1/2 cup of warm water. Step-by-step instructions: see here http://arbuz.com/recipes/pickled-cabbage-recipe#