Kimchi, Traditional Korean Side Dish
Kimchi is a traditional Korean side dish, appearing on Korean tables for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It is made of fermented vegetables, such as cabbage and radish, and it is usually mixed with a traditional seasoning called gochutgaru. Noted for its special taste, which is spicy and salty at the same time. kimchi goes best with white Korean rice, and Koreans are known to finish a whole bowl with only this one side dish.
Kimchi is most well-known as a side dish, for it can be eaten on its own, but there are a lot of other dishes that can be made with kimchi as an ingredient. You can make kimchibuchimgae (kimchi pancake), kimchiguk (kimchi soup), kgimchijjigae (kimchi stew) and more
To read more, download our webzine Silkroadia Vol.3 No.2 “Kimchi, Traditional Korean Side Dish” by Yu-jin Shim(student at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Republic of Korea majoring in International Economic and Law)