Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish made from fermented vegetables with various seasonings. It often contains cabbage, radish, and cucumber.
Kimchi can be enjoyed as a side dish or as an accompaniment to meats and other dishes. There are several different types of kimchi with different colors, textures, spiciness and flavors. The most common type is baechu kimchi (kimchi made with napa cabbage), but there are many varieties including white kimchi (baek kimchi), which is made without red pepper powder; mul namul (watery kimchi), which has less liquid than other types of kimchi; and oi-sobagi (vinegar-soaked vegetable salad).
Kimchi’s popularity has spread beyond Korea where it is now considered a healthy food that aids digestion because of its probiotic properties. It has also become a popular ingredient in modern fusion cuisine such as sushi rolls and pizza toppings.
Last modified: November 21, 2022