Mama O's Premium Kimchi began as an accident. Kheedim Oh never intended to start a company, he just needed some kimchi. His parents (Mama & Papa O) lived a couple hundred miles away so going over to bum a jar was not convenient.
The kimchi options in stores (mostly Asian markets) tasted terrible, were full of unnecessary ingredients, or both. So, he asked Mama O to teach him how to make kimchi. Kheedim took the Chinatown bus to DC many times to make batches of kimchi to bring back to NYC. Most of the kimchi was shared with friends, and occasional strangers, who eventually encouraged Kheedim to make his product available to a larger community.
We’ve come a long way since making batches of kimchi in the basement. We hired some fantastic individuals and began producing kimchi for local restaurants, bodegas, and grocery stores. We have a production facility in Brooklyn, New York and now you can find us nationally and internationally.
One thing that will never change is our commitment to quality. We strive to make the best we can every time. We are dedicated to constantly improving our products and processes while holding on to our traditional hand crafted roots.