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Old 08-26-2021, 04:21 AM
 
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the vegan kimchi is probably made with seaweed to give it that fishy umami taste.

I like a little bit of it straight, but it's not a taste I crave very often. I do use it to make collard greens with coconut milk and the kimchi, which is a great side dish.

And b/c it's fermented, it will keep in the fridge for a long, long time. it just keeps getting funkier.
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Old 08-26-2021, 06:28 AM
 
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Common scenario. Walk into office. "OMG. What stinks?!"

"bibimbap"

"Now I'm craving Korean food"
I love dolsot bibimbap in the hot crock that makes the rice touching the crock crispy. I prefer the egg on top fully cooked. Cracking a raw egg on top doesn’t work for me.

I used to work for a Korean company. One of my co-workers was an expat with a Korean wife who hated Korean food so I was out to lunch with him in Korean restaurants constantly. He had this thing for “Army stew”. Budae Jjigae. Chopped up hot dogs. Cubed canned ham. Kimchi. They simmer it on an electric burner at your table. Not my favorite. In Seoul once, I had authentic old school Korean BBQ cooked at the table on a hammered copper chimney with charcoal inside. The juices collected on the lip of the chimney. Served on pieces of lettuce with various condiments. Of course, kimchi as a condiment. You ladle the liquid into a small bowl and eat it as a soup. I wish I could find that in the US.
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Old 08-26-2021, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Yum, I love me some Korean food! (And Korean dramas but I digress.) I accidentally became "part Korean" because first my parents adopted my brother from Korea, and then 40 years later my daughter adopted her son from the same orphanage in Seoul, Korea, and then my son married a girl from Korea! So now - voila - I love me some Korean food and culture.

I shop regularly at a local Asian market. It has food from all over Asia but it has a very large Korean section. I also regularly go to KoMart in Dallas and it's a Korean market pretty exclusively.

Both have several brands of kimchi.

They also have kimchi made from different types of vegetables, not just cabbage. My favorite though is the cabbage.

I don't like a really fishy taste. Many don't have that, but you really just have to try out a few brands to be sure of what you like.

Kimchi is also easy to make. You can add different vegetables and even fruits to kimchi when you make it. For instance, I have a terrific recipe for kimchi that has pear added to it. It's not super hot (though it's spicy) and it's just yummy.

You can make it in a big jar and if you like, you can sit that jar out on your counter top and watch the bubbles rise to the top! FUN.

Anyway, several have mentioned adding the kimchi to stir fries. That's delicious. You can also add it to ramen or other soup. That's also good.
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Old 08-26-2021, 07:08 AM
 
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It's the Korean version of fermented sauerkraut. Our local Korean/Asian supermarket (Hmart) has an entire wall of kimchee in the refrigerated section. It's almost overwhelming -- small jars, gallon jugs, plastic bags, and all sorts of veggies. I recently got a take-out container of cucumber kimchee and it's delicious!

The lactobacillus probiotics are very good for your digestive tract. Early humans ate probiotics all the time -- unwashed vegetables, and foods that were fermented simply by leaving them in a pile in the back of the cave -- and our gut pretty much depends on it. Modern humans have sanitized all the probiotics out of our food which is why so many of us suffer digestive problems.

Anyway... I find the most delicious kimchee's are the ones with a lot of liquid. It just has a fresher and more appetizing texture to me.
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Old 08-26-2021, 08:13 AM
 
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I shop regularly at a local Asian market. It has food from all over Asia but it has a very large Korean section. I also regularly go to KoMart in Dallas and it's a Korean market pretty exclusively.
My fiancée is about to take a job a mile or so from an H Mart. I love that store.
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Old 09-08-2021, 08:28 AM
 
Location: New York Area
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It's the Korean version of fermented sauerkraut. Our local Korean/Asian supermarket (Hmart) has an entire wall of kimchee in the refrigerated section. It's almost overwhelming -- small jars, gallon jugs, plastic bags, and all sorts of veggies. I recently got a take-out container of cucumber kimchee and it's delicious!
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My fiancée is about to take a job a mile or so from an H Mart. I love that store.
My son brings home kimchee and other H-Mart products regularly.
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Old 09-10-2021, 05:14 PM
 
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The brand I mentioned is pretty edible; not too hot or odd tasting.
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Old 09-12-2021, 09:50 AM
 
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There are hundreds of varieties of k8mchi.

But the 'traditional, most common kimchi is Napa cabbage and very spicy. It also contains dried/salted shrimp) or another type of fish) and, often, fish sauce (which is made from anchovies).
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Old 09-19-2021, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Europe
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Buy it in tin from grocery shop the oriental products shelf, s/o look for it last few weekly shop but was sold out.

Maangchi on youtube has recipes for making it, but is only me eats it maybe 4x a year so just see videos but never try diy it. I eat it for digestive issues besides the herbal teas.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTucCw1w6Ak


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sX_wDCbeuU


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLdvLt8XQ3Y


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05SSlcjIsWM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-p_5xjsxESg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXtZz4_7yIw


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqY22Y7hVgE


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO3EiWBH15Y
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Old 02-13-2022, 08:17 PM
 
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I like Sunja's brand:
https://sunjaskimchi.com/

Vegan, no vinegar and low sodium.

I also buy Cleveland Kraut brand Sauerkraut:
https://www.clevelandkitchen.com/pages/krauts
Also vegan, no vinegar.

Sold at stores like Whole Foods or Wegmans.
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