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Planning the Kim Chee Khaos

Planning the Kim Chee Khaos was made simple by judges Eat And A Smile and Smells Like Fish.  They volunteered to pick up all the kim chees and deliver it to the tasting location. Turns out that Eat And A Smile is a kim chee expert of sorts and knew all these hole in the wall kim chee shops with supa killah kim chee. 

The biggest challenge was deciding what to use as a palette cleanser in between each kim chee. We thought of rice, cracker or bread but that didn't pan out. So we just stuck with the usual water as the palette cleanser. I think water might not have been good enough because some judges commented that after tasting the first 2-3 kim chees, they all started tasting the same. We might need to do a rematch on this challenge using a better palette cleanser. One judge suggested we use a wine called Moscato d'asti as the palette cleanser.  She said it is usually paired with spicy foods cause it counters the spiciness. I think she said it's only about $10 a bottle. Wine sounds just right to me, maybe we go try em.

Other than that, we did the side by side judging style as the other challenges where all the kim chees were lined up with their random letter. Then the judges served themselves in any order they wanted and scored each one. We did weighted scoring again with taste=50%, texture=30% and presentation=20%.