Eunice Chang was inspired to make fine artisan kimchi by watching her halmoni, or grandmother make kimchi using traditional methods. Using fresh produce from local farms, including those at the Durham Farmers Market, and those same time-honored fermentation methods as her halmoni, The Spicy Hermit was born.
After several years of practice and giving away many jars of kimchi, owner and manager Eunice decided to sell her own. The Spicy Hermit is a one-woman operation, and Eunice has relied on the generous help of her friends and community to get her business off the ground.
Eunice is proud to have won the Good Food Award for her kimchi! Her Green Garlic and Butternut Squash kimchi are winners, while her Napa kimchi has been a finalist. Eunice says about the name for her business, “Korea used to be called The Hermit Kingdom and spicy is self-evident.” Strong-minded in her opinions, especially regarding food, and a bit of an introvert, it seems a clever way to describe herself and her product.
Learn more about The Spicy Hermit here: THE SPICY HERMIT