On medium high heat preheat a pan/wok and once heated, add the cooking oil and spread it well with a spatula.
Add the garlic, stir it fast for about 10 seconds. Then add the bacon and stir it well until half of it is cooked.
Add the Kimchi and stir until 80% of it is cooked.
(Optional) Add the mushrooms and mix them well for a few seconds. Reduce the heat to medium-medium low.
Add the rice and the kimchi juice. Mix all of them together well and thoroughly.
Add the sesame oil and mix them well. Remove from the heat.
Serve the Kimchi fried rice on a plate. Garnish with the sesame seeds, green onion and seaweed strips. (Garnish is all optional). Place the cooked egg on top. Enjoy!
Ideally kimchi is at least 2 weeks old. If not, add 1/2 tsp rice vinegar into the kimchi juice to make it sour.
Obtaining 1/4 cup of kimchi juice can be difficult if your kimchi is fairly new. In that case, use 2 1/2 Tbsp kimchi juice and 1 Tbsp gochujang instead. If you want it to be not spicy, you can add 1 Tbsp soy sauce instead of gochujang.