Saw some Kimchi in my local supermarket. Should I buy a jar and try it? What's the big deal? Is it just a meme?

Saw some Kimchi in my local supermarket. Should I buy a jar and try it?

What's the big deal? Is it just a meme? What do I even eat it with?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Not sure if serious.

    It’s a general purpose side or condiment, can go with almost any meat/rice dish.
    You can make kimchi-spaghetti, toasted cheese with kimchi, put it in ramen, eat plain as a side-salad etc.

    Only advice is to store the container in a decent ziplock bag or two, so it doesn’t stink out the fridge.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Serious. I live in scandinavia so it's quite new for me.

      I guess I could try it as a side dish for when I make stir fry or something. Is it hot?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The stuff you get in the supermarket won’t be too spicy, if you like spicy food you will be fine.

        It’s basically pickled cabbage so it’s similar to sauerkraut or coleslaw in some ways.

        Kimchi fried rice, bacon/eggs with kimchi etc.

        It might be an acquired taste, but I think it’s worth acquiring.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >scandinavia
        I mean, it's not going to be very good unless you happen to have some weird Korean enclave in your town, but it's very tasty and it goes well with a lot of things

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Kimchi is meme.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This. It's just a shittier sauerkraut

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        This has to be a joke, or just a zoomer speaking their mind.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      frick you I like kimchi

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Tastelit take

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How the frick would anyone know if you should buy it if you don't even bother to post a picture. Is it freshly made? Is it imported from Korea? Is it even alive?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Find a Korean shop where they sell it themselves under stores name
      Can also get kimchi at Korean restaurant to take home ... Would be quality stuff to be sure

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Can also get kimchi at Korean restaurant to take home
        Yeah, that's what I usually do. It's both cheaper and better quality than any store stuff, and you can see the granny in the back making it.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You can just add stuff to sauerkraut, which costs a fraction

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Supermarket kimchi is not going to taste great. It will be filled with preservatives and chemical additives.

    In South Korea kimchi is traditionally eaten as a side dish with every meal.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      pretty sure the act of pickling is already a preservative in and of itself

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it tastes and smells like farts. if you like farts sauerkraut is the best choice

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    no kimchi is bad and thats probably not even real kimchi
    >fermented cabbage
    we have stuff like fried mushrooms and steak sandwiches, you don't have to eat like a peasant in a mountainous hellhole besiged by horse warriors and pirates lmao

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >no kimchi is bad and thats probably not even real kimchi
      I'll bite, what makes kimchi, real kimchi?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Probably traditional fermentation, just like real sauerkraut versus vinegar processed industrial sauerkraut, same as with pickles

        I haven't tried kimchi nor do I care to go out of my way in even the slightest fashion to, but there is a difference, real fermented food doesn't have the harshness of vinegar and is believed to have health benefits. I don't really care and I'll eat candy bars and frozen shit and w/e but real sauerkraut is great

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You're fricking stupid

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Probably
          shut the frick up moron
          >I haven't tried
          shut the frick up moron

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I only really use it in Korean soup or with rice/fried rice. I don't know what the koreans eat it with, I think they legit just eat it by itself alongside whatever else they're eating
    When you take your portion out of the jar, let it sit for like 10 minutes on a plate or something before eating to let the co2 out otherwise it will feel like you're eating pop rocks and taste like nothing

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's just pickled cabbage with chili. I got it as a free side at a korean restaurant and came to like it

    I get mine from an asian supermarket and eat it as a snack and don't cook it with anything because I can't cook

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah, try it but try to get some that is not pasteurized and if you want the health benefits obviously do not cook it. I just eat a mouth full every day for the probiotics. I also love the taste so that is ideal.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >probiotics
      I don't know what that is

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It’s fermented food beneficial to gut health.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        they are little goofy guys that help you break down food so you don't get tummy aches. if you don't have enough of them you can't make irl poop emojis

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I already shit like a champ. Weirdly, I had a conversation about toilet paper and poo with a neighbour as we were coming in from services yesterday. She was out of TP and couldn't make it to the store. She was hinting that she wanted one of us to drive her but we hadn't eaten lunch yet so I offered her a roll of ours. She asked which brand we have then complained that the particular brand the missus and I buy would frick up her toilet. I then realized that since I use only 2-4 squares per go because I get so much fiber in my diet, my BMs don't leave much behind and we've had this lady over for Thanksgiving. She's definitely not much of a vegetable eater so I think that's probably why our toilets don't get clogged despite using this super thick TP and hers do: we don't use as much of it per trip as she does.
          We can't use the thin shit that lady likes. I'm a little faerie fricking princess and my butt absolutely demands that thick, soft stuff we buy.
          Anyway, I wound up driving her after lunch and she bought this sandpapery brand that I simply can't use. Also, I was absolutely aghast at the price of TP and kitchen paper these days.

          Thanks for reading my blog.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            How do you get so much fiber in your diet?

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              I eat vegetables. Lots and lots of vegetables.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This brand is my favorite. I have plans to make my own but I have yet to gather all the supplies. I find it at my local Whole Foods. It's alive so you have to keep it in the fridge. The vegan stuff is gross imo, needs to have the fish goodness as part of the recipe.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I have kimchi as a hot dog topping.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Great for eating w/ meat/rice

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    wang

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I eat it cold it's super refreshing. It literally sparkles on the tongue like soda.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I would recommend it as a topping for a rice dish, such as fried rice, beef and broccoli, a chinese chicken stir-fry, that sort of thing.

    It has a nice crunchiness/freshness that adds to the overall texture palette of your dish, while also adding some spice.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yeh buy some to try and see if you like but the prices are moronic compared to cost price.
    I made 3 litres for like $6aud.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The color on this looks nice, plus the fact it has a lot of delicious kimchi juice.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This looks absolutely amazing. I really need to make my own.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Once you realize it tastes like vomited cabbage it's hard to eat.

    And while I'm at it, coconut water tastes like someone else's spit.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >coconut water tastes like someone else's spit.
      motherfricker

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I crave kimchi when i'm hungover, the spicier the better.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I like it raw, or with bread and cheese, or meat. I think I have heard of kimchi with meat and shrimp in it already, but I might be wrong. Does that even exist?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Shrimp paste is pretty standard.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        digits
        Yeah, thought so. What threw me off was the asian girl bagger at the supermarket. We got to chatting about Kimchi, and she said she had never heard of shrimp in Kimchi. Lol.
        I knew it.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    In my opinion, it tastes a little weird and funky in a way that isn't super desirable. I don't feel the same way about sauerkraut or fermented onions. So I guess there's a slightly different bacterial profile in there that my palate reads as being off. Either that or there's just some other ingredient like the fish sauce that makes it taste weird. I don't know, I've never made it.

    To answer your question, you shouldn't buy kimchi from a jar. It should be in the refrigerated section in a plastic tub. Otherwise, the bacteria will be dead.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      it can be in a jar in the refrigerated section and there's no reason it must be in plastic

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        He's probably just used to buying Grillo's pickles and thinks everything comes in plastic these days.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Grillos are vinegar processed, they're just heavily seasoned. They're good but not "real"

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            What are you telling me for?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Grillos are uncooked which is what makes them better than the room temperature shelf pickles

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I tried it once at Korean BBQ and it was disgusting

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Make a kimchi pancake

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >jar
    Tbh if it's not in a bag with a gas vent I wouldn't buy it. Otherwise, I would buy it. Kimchi is about as tasty or more tasty as any other fermented thing and I've heard that fermented food is healthy (no idea if that's truly accurate)

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I've heard that fermented food is healthy (no idea if that's truly accurate)
      It's a meem

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I like sauerkraut
    I do not like kimchi

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you can't eat neither by itself really
      easten european cabbage is better as a standalone dish by miles and it's not even close

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >you can't eat neither by itself really
        I've definitely eaten sauerkraut by itself and enjoyed it.
        But usually when I do that it's not basic batch supermarket brand cans of sauerkraut.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I had high hopes about sauerkraut when I moved to US but yes, at least you can't buy edible one from the store
          kimchi is much more edible, but it's unnecessarily spicy

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No, it's not a meme it's a foodstuff.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I made a pizza once and put some kimchi on top of a quarter of it. It was delicious. I like to eat it raw as a snack or as a side to a meal. My advice is to be careful opening it. It's a fermented product and there could be pressure when you open it and that red sauce could spray everywhere. It stains.

  28. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm making a batch right now, stuff from the store is overpriced imo

  29. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's chilli sourkraut.

  30. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It gives you stomach aids.

  31. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    キムチ is intended for use with 焼肉. So to answer your question, if you have a means to properly prepare 焼肉 then sure, it might be worth it. If you only have a standard oven range and no other specialized appliances, don't even bother.

  32. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Jongga and Twins kimchi(make sure you're not getting vegan versions) are a couple of good grocery store brands.
    Everything else is probably going to be shit.
    >t. korean

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Jongga kimchi
      Their kimchi instant noodle cups are on offer at Grocery Outlet in my area, $1/2 big-ass cups.
      Also O'Food stuff, which I think is just Jongga by a different name since the two companies seem to exist under the "Family brand!" label (along with Daesang and some other one I can't recall.
      O'Food makes the only good vegan instant noodle I've ever had, the seaweed flavour one.

  33. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I tried it but didnt enjoy it
    I also dont like fish

  34. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Plain white rice and marinated beef

  35. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I love it as a cold side to virtually anything asian I'm eating. It's like a little side of stinky pickles..but cabbage. You can get regular and spicy kimchi but spicy kimchi isn't properly spicy either. It's fermented and is great for your health.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Also, about probiotics. They are beneficial living bacteria that are found in many fermented products and things like yogurt as well. When you eat things with them, they stay and multiply in your GI tract, taking up realty that bad bacteria could have and helping in various ways that are both obvious like regulating your digestion, reducing GI complaints etc and things that have only recently come to light in research in the last 10 years that have neurological/psychological implications.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        and despite all this koreans still have some of the highest rates of stomach cancer in the world

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That's because they drink like 10x more than anyone else
          You get off work, you get shithoused, then go home and pass out
          Every day with that shit

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          heavy drinking, tons of cured food, pylori will do that to you

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >It's fermented and is great for your health.
      Please frick off of Culinaly, wine mom.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Been here longer than you gay.

  36. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it's basically just saurkraut with peppers
    it's pretty good but people are asking like 5 times more than what it's actually worth because it's "exotic"

  37. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just get sauerkraut with jalapenos

  38. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Spicy sauerkraut.

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