When most people think of Korea food, they think of kimchi, Korea's staple side dish which, along with rice, accompanies almost every meal. Although it is an acquired taste, many long-term foreigners also find themselves missing the flavor of kimchi if they have too many meals without it. While many Korean dishes are unfamiliar at first, they are not really that different from some Western foods.
Kimchee (or gimchi) is a traditional fermented Korean side dish made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings. It is often described as spicy or sour. In traditional preparation, kimchi was often allowed to ferment underground in jars for months at a time. It is Korea's national dish and there are hundreds of varieties made with a main vegetable ingredient such as Napa cabbage, radish, scallion, or cucumber. Korean dishes that have kimchi include kimchi stew, kimchi jjigae, kimchi pancake, kimchijeon, kimchi soup, kimchiguk, kimchi fried rice, kimchi bokkeumbap.
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There is a strong relationship between food and health in Korean culture, and Koreans have viewed food as both preventive medicine and sickness remedies for thousands of years. The food also tastes great and provides an enjoyable eating adventure. Not this great food has come to Tampa, FL. If you have visited Korea in the past or been stationed in the military on the Korean Peninsula, then you have experienced this fine food.