Kimchi is a type of Korean spicy pickled cabbage. It is a kind of side dish that Korean like to have during their meal, especially Korean barbeque. According to the Korean I know in town, she said that Kimchi can taste very different depending on who actually makes it. It sounds redundant to say it, but what she meant is there is no standard recipe for Kimchi. If you search around the web, you may have seen Kimchi of all shapes, taste, presentation and color.
This picture shows the Kimchi she makes for Chinese/Korean restaurant in Alamogordo. They taste really good, and if you have a chance to come here, drop me a message and I'll let you know where to go.