South Koreans are running around in a tizzy after extreme weather wiped out crops of cabbages, the key component of their much loved kimchi.

Typhoons, floods and landslides have left families scrambling to find affordable cabbages to combine with chilli, garlic and other ingredients to turn into their favourite pickled vegetable.

And with South Koreans eating more than 2 million tonnes of kimchi each year, that’s a lot of cabbages.

With that little food tidbit, here are the small caps that spiced up the markets this week.

ASX SMALL CAP WINNERS

Resources and Energy Group (ASX:REZ) +193%

Chart topper Resources and Energy Group has intrigued investors after drilling at the Gigante Grande prospect of its East Menzies Gold Field project returned a ‘bonanza’ grade gold hit of 1m at 76.4 grams per tonne (g/t) included in an interval of 20m at 5g/t from a 66m mineralised zone starting at just 71m.

The Gigante and Kota Paxi prospects were initially identified as a result of auger soil sampling completed by Goldfields Exploration, operating as Paddington Gold in 1997.

This work outlined a number of gold-in-soil anomalies of over 60 parts per billion over an interpreted granitic body.

Further results are pending from the 32-hole program.

Emerge Gaming (ASX:EM1) +145%

Shares in eSports company Emerge Gaming (ASX: EM1) jumped after announcing it secured more than 3 million pre-registrations for its MIGGSTER mobile platform.

The platform offers subscribers the opportunity to win prizes by competing in tournaments.

Here are the best performing ASX small cap stocks for October 16 – October 23 [intraday]:

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Code Company Price ReturnWRoll% MktCap$
REZ Resourc & En Grp Ltd 0.088 193 $ 34,115,907.76
AMO Ambertech Limited 0.29 190 $ 9,174,599.40
EM1 Emerge Gaming Ltd 0.13 145 $ 70,546,902.72
IOU Ioupay Limited 0.25 138 $ 88,455,945.60
AVE Avecho Biotech Ltd 0.016 129 $ 14,377,116.78
8IH 8I Holdings Ltd 0.295 119 $ 95,866,159.12
WBT Weebit Nano Ltd 1.71 112 $ 139,796,990.27
ABB Aussie Broadband 2.03 103 $ 380,680,052.00
NVA Nova Minerals Ltd 0.195 95 $ 293,819,274.65
8VI 8Vi Holdings Limited 2 82 $ 88,754,890.00
LCY Legacy Iron Ore 0.009 80 $ 49,977,908.14
BAT Battery Minerals Ltd 0.025 79 $ 34,270,380.27
ESR Estrella Res Ltd 0.17 75 $ 114,223,430.71
JPR Jupiter Energy 0.068 74 $ 5,368,219.26
NSX NSX Limited 0.155 74 $ 42,455,478.12
WWI West Wits Mining Ltd 0.065 71 $ 75,844,272.32
ODA Orcoda Limited 0.16 62 $ 18,566,165.12
ESH Esports Mogul Ltd 0.021 62 $ 46,990,525.54
SDG Sunland Group Ltd 2.09 58 $ 263,550,816.38
AOU Auroch Minerals Ltd 0.165 57 $ 35,843,477.98
SCT Scout Security Ltd 0.135 57 $ 13,318,483.08
THR Thor Mining PLC 0.023 53 $ 8,701,699.27
NTI Neurotech Intl 0.026 53 $ 10,102,683.66
POD Podium Minerals 0.11 53 $ 25,862,455.10
GEV Global Ene Ven Ltd 0.099 52 $ 36,762,931.19
NWE Norwest Energy NL 0.0045 50 $ 18,937,868.30
LSR Lodestar Minerals 0.018 50 $ 14,497,633.90
CCA Change Financial Ltd 0.195 50 $ 72,495,831.60
PBX Pacific Bauxite Ltd 0.003 50 $ 1,189,842.10
RFN Reffind Limited 0.003 50 $ 3,729,775.86
ANW Aus Tin Mining 0.0015 50 $ 3,551,996.29
CWL Consol Financial Hld 0.037 48 $ 4,692,628.53
ENE Enevis Ltd 0.14 47 $ 13,988,338.56
CML Chase Mining Limited 0.022 47 $ 6,374,048.02
BLG Bluglass Limited 0.115 46 $ 75,566,051.72
DOU Douugh Limited 0.32 45 $ 91,454,506.80
DAU Dampier Gold Ltd 0.061 45 $ 17,667,553.48
FRX Flexiroam Limited 0.026 44 $ 6,917,962.22
PAK Pacific American Hld 0.03 43 $ 6,606,282.90
MAR Malachite Resources 0.074 42 $ 9,340,834.28

ASX SMALL CAP LOSERS

Skin Elements (ASX:SKN) -58%

Despite saying it had potential sourced alternative suppliers for its products other than Holista, shares in wellness product maker Skincare Elements dived again this week.

Here are the worst performing ASX small cap stocks for October 16 – October 23 [intraday]:

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BIQ Buildingiq, Inc 0.008 ReturnWRoll% MktCap$
BIQ Buildingiq, Inc 0.008 -20 $ 2,989,383.59
ADR Adherium Ltd 0.024 -20 $ 15,290,675.20
RMI Resource Mining Corp 0.012 -20 $ 3,555,208.16
KAI Kairos Minerals Ltd 0.063 -20 $ 108,806,829.11
EGL Environmental Group 0.027 -21 $ 7,046,328.48
4DX 4Dmedical Limited 2.16 -21 $ 350,258,583.56
SIT Site Group Int Ltd 0.023 -21 $ 19,348,637.92
TSO Tesoro Resources Ltd 0.395 -21 $ 164,119,921.29
MSI Multistack Internat. 0.022 -21 $ 2,582,990.25
MYQ Myfiziq Limited 1.06 -21 $ 134,620,922.80
SP3 Specturltd 0.051 -22 $ 5,506,087.18
DW8 Digital Wine Venture 0.047 -22 $ 69,898,156.21
TGA Thorn Group Limited 0.155 -23 $ 49,964,270.46
CMD Cassius Mining Ltd 0.01 -23 $ 2,872,463.90
ATH Alterity Therap Ltd 0.038 -24 $ 42,315,157.25
ZEU Zeus Resources Ltd 0.018 -25 $ 3,603,000.00
ENR Encounter Resources 0.24 -25 $ 57,657,444.13
ADY Admiralty Resources. 0.012 -25 $ 15,068,751.09
ANL Amani Gold Ltd 0.0015 -25 $ 11,757,295.12
CLZ Classic Min Ltd 0.0015 -25 $ 20,008,709.60
IVT Inventis Limited 0.006 -25 $ 5,621,194.91
PCH Property Connect 0.0015 -25 $ 1,028,795.21
YPB YPB Group Ltd 0.003 -25 $ 8,777,467.85
TMG Trigg Mining Ltd. 0.145 -26 $ 9,315,128.85
PPY Papyrus Australia 0.023 -26 $ 7,522,055.98
SRY Story-I Limited 0.014 -26 $ 5,178,835.05
PSC Prospect Res Ltd 0.13 -28 $ 39,850,844.52
LSA Lachlan Star Ltd 0.015 -29 $ 13,145,484.95
EMT Emetals Limited 0.025 -31 $ 10,405,200.00
CGB Cann Global Limited 0.0055 -31 $ 19,251,037.89
EOF Ecofibre Limited 1.77 -31 $ 262,482,568.26
TIG Tigers Realm Coal 0.015 -32 $ 106,604,357.27
BKY Berkeley Energia Ltd 0.405 -33 $ 107,321,249.30
TOM Tomizone Limited 0.002 -33 $ 850,401.35
ILU Iluka Resources 5.22 -45 $ 4,185,419,841.90
BAS Bass Oil Ltd 0.001 -50 $ 5,013,210.14
SKN Skin Elements Ltd 0.025 -69 $ 7,818,423.17