Cut the cabbage into 4 pieces longwise and cut the root end off.
Make sure all of the leaves are loosened then rinse the cabbage with cold water and sprinkle salt onto the cabbage and between the leaves. Place the cabbage in a large bowl. Pour in the water and let it sit for about 4 hours.
Wash the cabbage 3-4 times in cold water and drain for 30 minutes.
Sauce: Heat a small saucepan with water and glutinous rice flour. Boil the mixture on medium heat for 10 minutes; it will become translucent.
Pour into a medium bowl and let cool down; about 20 minutes.
Add fish sauce, red chilli powder, garlic, sesame seeds, sesame oil, black pepper, cut chives and salted cabbage to the rice flour mixture. Mix well.
Layer the cabbage leaves on a plate on top of each other.