There’s a saying that life begins at 40, but for veteran actress Jin Yinji, that magic number is 70ish. At 71, the Korea-born Jin jie snagged a Top 10 Most Popular Female Artistes win at the 2018 Star Awards, her first award in more than three decades in showbiz. Now, she’s making her foray into business at the ripe old age of 74. The septuagenarian recently started Gold Kimchi, a month-old online biz selling freshly-made kimchi with her Korean daughter-in-law Cloe Han from their Thomson Road home. Their banchan (Korean side dishes) repertoire includes three types of kimchi — cabbage, radish and cucumber — as well as two types of fried anchovy. 8days.sg visited the three-storey semi-D home (where Yinji lives with her hubby, son, daughter-in-law and two grandkids) for a taste and a chat. We saw basins of vegetables draining in the outdoor ‘wet’ kitchen and huge bowls of red chilli paste fermenting in the indoor ‘dry’ one. Scattered around their dining area and fridges — nine to be exact — were more ingredients and containers of kimchi in various stages of fermentation.

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