Saturday, September 01, 2012

Kimchi Traditional Storage

While in the Insa-Dong neighborhood of Seoul, our long-time Seoul resident (a teacher who lived in Seoul with her missionary parents since childhood) pointed out this ceramic pottery set, located next to a restaurant. This, she explained, is a traditional jar in which Korea's national dish, Kimchi, is stored. Such preserving storage was especially advantageous during the winter months. For those of you uninitiated to Korean cuisine, Kimchi is a fermented vegetable dish, mainly comprised of cabbage. It comes in (according to the Kimchi museum in Seoul) 187 different varieties. Not a big fan of the pickled taste, the I've tasted so far haven't sparked an enthusiastic awakening of taste buds, but I'll try some more. Couldn't say to a Korean that I'm not a fan of their favorite dish! 

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