Sunday, March 24, 2013

Interesting Things About Korea: Kimchi

Kimchi. It's so famous that it has it's own museum in Korea. It's status in Korean cuisine has been elevated to be the representative food of Korea.

So. What is Kimchi?

Kimchi is a spicy pickled/ fermented cabbage that is often enjoyed as a side dish in Korean meals. There are over hundreds of varieties of kimchi that are purely based on the simple idea of pickling vegetables. Kimchi is an amazing side dish and can be made with almost anything from the more traditional Chinese cabbage to  radishes, anchovies and green onion. Kimchi is relatively easy to make, in the case that you have all the necessary ingredients. The most traditional type of kimchi is made from a blend of salt, garlic, Chinese cabbages, vinegar, pepper paste, fish sauce, spring onions and other spices. For a simple kimchi recipe visit

Originally Kimchi was eaten to provide a refreshing taste in the mouth after the heavy flavours of Korean cuisine. It helps digestion, prevents yeast infections and has been suggested by studies to prevent the growth of cancerous cells, as it is infused with large amounts of Vitamin A, B and C. Likewise it is often used in a variety of Korean dishes ranging from soups, to fried kimchi rice or simply as a side dish.

My Top Picks of Kimchi dishes. 
Kimchi soup 

Kimchi Fried  Rice 

Kimchi Soondubu

Kimchi Pancake 

Different Types of Kimchi 

Traditional Cabbage Kimchi 

Kimchi Markets 

Radish Kimchi 

Cubed Radish Kimchi - 깍두기 (Kkakdugi)

Disclaimer: Photos sourced from Google Images and Tumblr


  1. I love Kimchi!

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  2. Kimchi is one of my favorite things on the planet. And I'm pretty sure only a heavenly being could have created kimchi fried rice. I could eat it every day. I don't care how bad it is for me!

    1. Kimchi fried rice is amazing! You should try Kimchi soup next or another dish like bibimbap there both rally good but a bit spicy.

  3. Kimchi Fried Rice looks delicious!
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