How To Eat Kimchi
Kimchi is undoubtedly the most healthiest
and popular Korean dish on the planet. There are plenty of different ways to eat Kimchi. If you are new to Korean food and do not what Kimchi is all about, then do read this small piece of writing; it's all about kimchi and various ways to enjoy it.
Apart from being a famous and basic Korean food, Kimchi is enjoyed by Koreans in almost every meal and everyday. Kimchi, which is sometimes also spelled as kimchee, is a spicy traditional Korean food made with fermented vegetables such as cabbage, radishes, green onions or cukes. It is enriched with vitamin C and carotene. It is also very high in fiber, iron and calcium. It stimulates appetite and quite effective for diet and reduce cholesterol in the blood vessels. In addition to that, Kimchi improves the immune system due to its anti-oxidant effect.
Kimchi is such a versatile food that once you get the taste, you cannot find any meal complete without Kimchi. You can enjoy Kimchi either plain or can be served as a side dish along with other Korean dishes such as soups or stews.
Here are few simple ways to much on it;
- Kimchi is generally served with a Korean side dish. In many Korean restaurants, it is usually served with meat and rice. You can take a piece of meat, top it with a piece of kimchi, pop into your mouth followed by a bite of rice.
- You can also make various dishes with Kimchi, Try to make hot Kimchi sandwiches. You can apply oil to a pan and roast kimchi. Mix the roasted kimchi with tuna, onion slices and mayonnaise. Take a slice of bread and apply little butter. Spread the mixture on top of it and put another slice of bread. Roast the sandwich for a while and cut into suitable size.
- Kimchi salad is another extremely delectable dish which you can try making at home. It is the best loved food for the vegetarians. If you have plenty of green leafy vegetables in your kitchen, then just think about this recipe. You can begin by soaking the red chillies in water for 10-12 minutes. Chop the cabbage into small pieces. Take a pan and add 4 cups of water and 2 tsp of salt and sugar. Bring it to boil and add cabbage. Turn off the heat. Strain the cabbage and refresh it in cold water. Drain the red chillies and grind them along with ginger and garlic. Add tomato ketchup, soy sauce, salt, pepper and vinegar to this paste. Mix this paste with cabbage. Your kimchi salad is ready.
- Worried how to finish leftover kimchi? Its very simple. Make kimchi pancake with your leftover kimchi. You just need to mix the leftover kimchi with flour, egg and little water. Heat a pan with little oil and pour the prepared batter into a thin layer. Cook for 3-4 minutes and turn the side. Cook for another few minutes and eat it with spicy dipping sauce.
These are some of the simple ways to eat Kimchi. However, you can always add or subtract any of the ingredients to make a more delicious dish. Try to innovate your own ideas and take the pleasure of delicious Kimchi dishes.
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