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Best Kim Chee - Final Results and Rankings


Click on a Judge to see their profile. Hover over each Judge's score to see their comment explaining that score and a score breakdown. A complete list of judge's comments is located below the results table. We did weighted scoring again with Taste=50%, Texture=30% and Presentation=20%.




Judge's Comments


#1 Fort Street Sundries & Snacks

Judge 1 - Taste 2...Texture 5...Presentation 8. Funny tasting.

Judge 2 - Taste 9...Texture 9...Presentation 10. Just enough bite.

Judge 3 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 9. Spicy, very spicy aftertaste.

Judge 4 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 7. Good bite size pieces.

Judge 5 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 7.

Judge 6 - Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 8.

Judge 7 - Taste 9...Texture 9...Presentation 9. Looks, taste legit.
Judge 8 - Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 8.
Judge 9 - Taste 7...Texture 5...Presentation 8.

#2 Queen's Supermarket

Judge 1 - Taste 8...Texture 6...Presentation 6.

Judge 2 - Taste 10...Texture 10...Presentation 10. Yum! Very spicy. Looked like good kim chee. Super hot and spicy.

Judge 3 - Taste 4...Texture 3...Presentation 8. Chili pepper water and cabbage.

Judge 4 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 7.

Judge 5 - Taste 6...Texture 4...Presentation 5.

Judge 6 - Taste 6...Texture 7...Presentation 8.

Judge 7 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 5. Too much oyster flavor.
Judge 8 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 8.
Judge 9 - Taste 8...Texture 6...Presentation 8.

#3 Waimalu Supermarket

Judge 1 - Taste 1...Texture 4...Presentation 5. Taste like onion.

Judge 2 - Taste 10...Texture 9...Presentation 10. Looked like good kim chee. Sweet and spicy. Good balance of green and white part of the cabbage.

Judge 3 - Taste 9...Texture 8...Presentation 6.

Judge 4 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 7. Just enough spicyness.

Judge 5 - Taste 7...Texture 6...Presentation 7.

Judge 6 - Taste 2...Texture 5...Presentation 5.

Judge 7 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 8.
Judge 8 - Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 6.
Judge 9 - Taste 6...Texture 5...Presentation 5.

#4 Palama Market

Judge 1 - Taste 1...Texture 4...Presentation 7. Yucky!

Judge 2 - Taste 8...Texture 5...Presentation 3. Good flavor but pieces too big.

Judge 3 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 8. Different...more mild taste than the others.

Judge 4 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 7.

Judge 5 - Taste 6...Texture 3...Presentation 6.

Judge 6 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 8.

Judge 7 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 4. Too big, too sweet.
Judge 8 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 7.
Judge 9 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 6.

#5 Fort Street Sundries & Snacks (Control Double)

Judge 1 - Taste 2...Texture 5...Presentation 8.

Judge 2 - Taste 7...Texture 6...Presentation 8. Looked good...but too sweet and mushy.

Judge 3 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 9. Although it looks hot, it's actually not that hot.

Judge 4 - Taste 7...Texture 6...Presentation 7. Kinda mushy.

Judge 5 - Taste 5...Texture 3...Presentation 5.

Judge 6 - Taste 6...Texture 5...Presentation 7.

Judge 7 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 3. Too much liquid.
Judge 8 - Taste 4...Texture 5...Presentation 7.
Judge 9 - Taste 6...Texture 5...Presentation 6.

#6 Kewalo Brand

Judge 1 - Taste 6...Texture 7...Presentation 2. Not red enough. Taste better than looks.

Judge 2 - Taste 4...Texture 6...Presentation 4. Too much of the white part of the cabbage. Tasted spicier than it looked...kinda sour.

Judge 3 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 3. Same as "A".

Judge 4 - Taste 3...Texture 5...Presentation 3. Too pale looking.

Judge 5 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 8.

Judge 6 - Taste 6...Texture 5...Presentation 4.
Judge 7 - Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 6.
Judge 8 - Taste 3...Texture 5...Presentation 4.
Judge 9 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 2.

#7 Halm's

Judge 1 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 1. Not red enough. Taste way better than looks.

Judge 2 - Taste 2...Texture 4...Presentation 2. Too pale. Good crunch, but tasted like tsukemono.

Judge 3 - Taste 8...Texture 7...Presentation 3. "Flavored" cabbage tastes good, but isn't "kim chee?"

Judge 4 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 4. Crunchy. Needs color.

Judge 5 - Taste 7...Texture 5...Presentation 4.

Judge 6 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 3.
Judge 7 - Taste 3...Texture 6...Presentation 3. Salty. No real depth in flavor.
Judge 8 - Taste 7...Texture 7...Presentation 3.
Judge 9 - Taste 4...Texture 4...Presentation 4.

#8 Ono Kim Chee

Judge 1 - Taste 2...Texture 4...Presentation 7.

Judge 2 - Taste 1...Texture 5...Presentation 5. Too much garlic.

Judge 3 - Taste 4...Texture 4...Presentation 7. A little hard to eat. Not sure why...

Judge 4 - Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 7. Sour?

Judge 5 - Taste 6...Texture 5...Presentation 7.

Judge 6 - Taste 4...Texture 5...Presentation 7.
Judge 7 - Taste 8...Texture 8...Presentation 8.
Judge 8 - Taste 3...Texture 5...Presentation 6.
Judge 9 - Taste 4...Texture 5...Presentation 5.

#9 Keeaumoku Produce

Judge 1 - Taste 1...Texture 3...Presentation 6. Yucky!

Judge 2 - Taste 3...Texture 5...Presentation 5. Too much ginger. Takes over the other flavors.

Judge 3 - Taste 5...Texture 6...Presentation 7. Weird after taste. Ok, just not one of the better ones.

Judge 4 - Taste 4...Texture 6...Presentation 7. No taste.

Judge 5 - Taste 6...Texture 5...Presentation 6.
Judge 6 - Taste 2...Texture 3...Presentation 6.
Judge 7 - Taste 5...Texture 7...Presentation 7.
Judge 8 - Taste 5...Texture 5...Presentation 5.
Judge 9 - Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 5.

#10 Marukai

Judge 1 - Taste 0...Texture 4...Presentation 5. Taste spoiled.

Judge 2 - Taste 6...Texture 5...Presentation 4.

Judge 3 - Taste 4...Texture 5...Presentation 6. Another one with bad after taste.

Judge 4 - Taste 3...Texture 5...Presentation 5.

Judge 5 - Taste 1...Texture 1...Presentation 1.

Judge 6 - Taste 1...Texture 4...Presentation 5.
Judge 7 - Taste 2...Texture 7...Presentation 5. Taste like hondashi. :(
Judge 8 - Taste 6...Texture 6...Presentation 5.
Judge 9 - Taste 2...Texture 5...Presentation 4.