Oh yes she loved it, LOL, it had no leola root in it. I've had it with dry seaweed more often than not, though it's really decoration. It's fun seeing what different places use because you never know what's lurking in there. I've never made it myself, though I have made kimchi a few times now and it's come out great.
I've made kimchi several times too. You can buy it in any supermarket here in Hong Kong, but they usually are with crustaceans, which I don't eat because I'm a veggie, so my solution was to make my own kimchi