Which Kimchi is best and where to find in Melbourne?

Bought this Kimchi in Costco the other day and not a fan. Any Korean friends or Kimchi lover's know where I can find good Kimchi in Melbourne. Now stuck with 1.5kg of this one. https://files.ozbargain.com.au/upload/237754/88890/20210509_...

Thanking all in advance. Get on the Kimchi wagon Ozber's

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    Where you located? Suga in Chadstone has great kimchi

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      Will definitely try Chaddy. StKilda way. Also in Abbotsford area

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    Never buy condiments from Costco/Aldi if you want a high end experience.

    What area of Melbourne do you live in?

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      Down St. Kilda way.

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      Sometimes Costco has a good kimchi in the chilled section (not same as one pictured by OP). However heaps of variance in kimchi and personal preference.

      My family preference is to drain it (keep juice), chop , fry and put in fried rice (stir in juice at last minute)

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        Thanks for the fried rice tip.

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    I get them from Korean groceries. Huge variety in terms of tartness and spice.

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    yep, depends on the age of the kimchiii
    less pungent n crispier = young kimchii
    more taste = old kimchi
    love the crunch? = radish kimchi…
    the last bit of kimchii is best for stew or pancakes.. because of the left over sauces
    i just prefer to make my own lol~

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    Look out for Bibigo (비비고) brand.

    They do a variety of different kimchis- cabbage, radish, perilla leaf, etc and for my money are some of the best commercially produced around.

    The flavour is well balanced- a little sour, a little funky, just enough spice- and versatile enough to eat fresh as a side or add to cooked dishes.

    I like Paldo brand for cooking too.

    Both are available from a decent Korean supermarket, couldn't tell your where in Melbourne though.

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    Costco returns policy is pretty much no questions asked. You're not stuck with it, just take it back and get a refund.

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      Even after its been opened?

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        Yes, they don't even usually bother asking why you are returning it.

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          Might try returning it then this week.