posted on Feb, 20 2012 @ 10:01 PM
Good catch! I wouldn't be surprised kimchi fights back the flu as even more.
Its not only fermented tho. Its got an animal protein (fish/oyster sauce) as well. But it's still great for you.
I've been eating it for over 10 years and making it for just over one now.
The main thing is people don't know what to eat on and Korean food mystifies them. I'm here to cure that if you'd like. I suggest eating Kimchi on
tacos made with Korean BBQ meat (marinated in ginger, garlic, onion, sesame oil, pineapple juice and minced asian pear with soy, or if youre poor just
some flat coke, gralic powder and soy sauce for 2 hours, then grille) and a touch of sour creme and shredded nappa or lettuce.
Also you can make a soup similar to Yook Kai Jang (6 ingredient soup) Which is korean chili powder roasted in sesame oil, then you saute the kimchi
and add beef stock, nappa cabbage, green onion, fiddle head ferns, and shredded cooked flanksteak. Its what you eat when you want to get rid of any
cold or flu.
Come up with your own combos, its spicy, crunchy, and sour. It goes well with meat, warm rice, and sweet flavors. So maybe on top of a mango sweet and
sour prawns on jasmine rice?
I mostly suggest just making your own, that way you make it just the flavor you like and not too hot, you can also season it more mexican or ethiopian
style. Whoever has the heat can add that culture to Kimchi. I may start a DIY thread in the survival forums seeing how Kimchi is an ultimate survival
food, can be created for cheap, is super healthy and requires no refrigeration. I think the Koreans knew what an amazing contribution they were making
when they introduced Vietnam to Kimchi.