You’re doing your hourly routine of checking the fridge for something to eat, and you notice a colourful jar on the top shelf that you picked up from the Farmer’s Market the other day. Or maybe it’s been sitting there for a few months and has been pushed to the back in a tide of tupperware leftovers. (Don’t worry, it’s still good!) Or maybe you got it as a gift from a friend, because you’re the adventurous one who likes to try new things.
What you’re looking at is Kimchi (more info), a dish made primarily of spicy fermented chinese cabbage that is finally starting to take its rightful place as one of the most popular health foods. Always conscious about improving your eating habits, you are eager to try it out, but you have no idea what you’re supposed to do with it. Do you eat it straight?, Do you use it as a condiment? Do you use it as a side?
Well, fret no more! We are here to guide you through your first jar of kimchi. (your first of many!) This series will introduce you to all of the wonderful ways in which kimchi can be incorporated into your regular meals. So let’s begin!