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Kimchi...what to eat with?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 06, 2011 at 2:54 PM

I have been eating sauerkraut for awhile and would like to try some more fermented foods. I noticed a variety of Kimchi available by the sauerkraut at my Vitamin Cottage. What is good to eat with kimchi???how do you eat it? Is it good?

F850d793ff83a8deac524a459e520bf3

(108)

on September 17, 2011
at 01:27 PM

motherlode.....

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 07, 2011
at 10:00 PM

oh good...I've wondered that with my hippie sauerkraut when I put it on my Tanka Dogs--THAT is YUM by the way.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 07, 2011
at 09:58 PM

Thanks Namby Pamby. Just checked the web-site...thanks though because I may not have checked otherwise. It's the same brand as my hippie sauerkraut. www.rejuvenative.com Looks good...Ingredients: Cabbage*, Celery*, Carrots*, Lemon Juice, Ginger*, Sea Vegetables, Thyme*, Thyme*, Basil*, Sage*, Rosemary*, Ground Dried Red Peppers*

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on September 07, 2011
at 09:30 PM

you can put it in the bone broth after the bone broth has cooled to eatable temp. That's usually what I do.

E639bc85fd42430285596434a6515ad5

(2226)

on September 07, 2011
at 09:25 PM

If you put it in bone broth and then heat it, do you lose some of the benefits of the probiotics that can't survive above 105 degrees or whatever?

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 07, 2011
at 11:26 AM

yummmm...thanks FRM!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 06, 2011
at 11:17 PM

It's spicy delicious! Good answers below!

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on September 06, 2011
at 06:15 PM

Aww c'mon now.. Kimchi kisses just kind of make umm.. their own sort of impact - you're not going to forget it any time soon, that's for sure! :)

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 06, 2011
at 04:30 PM

I'll not pair it with kisses then..ahh ha ha.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 06, 2011
at 04:23 PM

Oh good. Have lots of frozen bone broth.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 06, 2011
at 03:32 PM

Hmmm...i'll try that Fifth Ape. Thanks!

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 06, 2011
at 03:24 PM

Oh good. I have lots of asian markets in my area.

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(12407)

on September 06, 2011
at 03:18 PM

at asian markets, they have these little shaker like things that are a kelp/seed/spice mixture. so good over rice...

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 06, 2011
at 03:18 PM

good tip about the flour.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 06, 2011
at 03:17 PM

yummmmm...thanks LB. I'll get some kelp too.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 06, 2011
at 03:16 PM

I was hoping i could eat it with eggs. Thanks.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 06, 2011
at 03:16 PM

Wow...thanks. Very versatile.

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Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on September 06, 2011
at 03:13 PM

You've hit the motherload! Oh yum yum Kimchi! Just pull it out of your fridge, put some in a bowl, or throw the container on the table, and go to town. It's good with eggs, all proteins, make cauliflower fried rice and toss some in with some of the juice for flavour, make Kimchi Jigae, especially with the weather getting cooler, and just take out what you're not eating right now Paleo-wise. Make little tacos out of lettuce leaves, fill with a protein, a few crunchy veggies, top with the Kimchi. Roast a big sweet potato, split, top with Kimchi, garlic, scallion. Make an Asian style chicken salad with cucumber or daikon Kimchi, or the cabbage. So many things you can do!

About the only thing I wouldn't do with this fermented tastiness is add to a smoothie or an ice cream. Have fun!

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 06, 2011
at 03:16 PM

Wow...thanks. Very versatile.

F850d793ff83a8deac524a459e520bf3

(108)

on September 17, 2011
at 01:27 PM

motherlode.....

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66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

on September 06, 2011
at 03:00 PM

when i worked as a teenager at an asian caterer owned by japanese hawaiians, my favorite meal was kimchi, kahlua pig and rice. if no kahlua pig was around, i'd eat it with kelp flakes and seed over the rice. nowadays i eat it with EVERYTHING.

Edit: just picked up a fresh bottle of kimchee so I can have with my liver tonight. #itdontgetmuchbetter

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 06, 2011
at 03:24 PM

Oh good. I have lots of asian markets in my area.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 06, 2011
at 03:17 PM

yummmmm...thanks LB. I'll get some kelp too.

66e6b190e62fb3bcf42d4c60801c7bf6

(12407)

on September 06, 2011
at 03:18 PM

at asian markets, they have these little shaker like things that are a kelp/seed/spice mixture. so good over rice...

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on September 07, 2011
at 09:18 PM

Most kimchis sold in Korean stores have MSG. They clearly state so although it's in small print so may be hard to catch. Also, there are some home-made kimchi brands out there with scruffy labels that do not list MSG, but these tend to be sloppy when disclosing full ingredients. Many also put cane sugar into certain types of kimchi. I would not be surprised if HFCS was used as well.

My suggestion: eat kimchi only if you can be sure it was made using organic or natural ingredients. There is one brand that's sold in Fairway's here that seems to be 100% organic based on the ingredients disclosed: it's called Soonja's Kimchi. The rest, I'm not so sure about.

Fermented, yes. Spicy, yes. Healthy? Not so sure.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 07, 2011
at 09:58 PM

Thanks Namby Pamby. Just checked the web-site...thanks though because I may not have checked otherwise. It's the same brand as my hippie sauerkraut. www.rejuvenative.com Looks good...Ingredients: Cabbage*, Celery*, Carrots*, Lemon Juice, Ginger*, Sea Vegetables, Thyme*, Thyme*, Basil*, Sage*, Rosemary*, Ground Dried Red Peppers*

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on September 07, 2011
at 10:29 AM

Kimchi - awesome stuff, always make sure the fridge is stocked with it, living in Japan, it's a ubiquitous item with a wide selection in supermarkets.

With many meals, as a side dish, bring the tub out of the fridge.

In stir fry, standard paleo beef stir fry can get magically jazzed with Kimchi thrown in, sure it likely destroys the probiotics, and but the taste is heavenly.

Nabe, Japanese stew. Even the most bland nabe can be brought to life by dropping Kimchi in it.

Omlettes, frittatas - boom, puts zing in there.

I frequently throw it in salads when lacking regular ingredients to make a decent salad.

With oily fish like Sardines, herring, saury. The mix them together and it's as Kramer would say "solid gold "

Oh, nearly forgot, a very popular dish, especially in izakaya restaurants - buta Kimchi, (fried pork kimchi) often served on rice in restaurants.

Every now and then I eat it with corn chips (yeah I know) like you would with salsa.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 07, 2011
at 11:26 AM

yummmm...thanks FRM!

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on September 06, 2011
at 05:21 PM

Taste great in grass-fed beef lettuce wraps.

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(1231)

on September 06, 2011
at 03:17 PM

i love kimchi! i eat it all on it's own.

make sure you check the ingredients sometimes flour is added to it.

also it's super easy to make yr own.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 06, 2011
at 03:18 PM

good tip about the flour.

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Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on September 06, 2011
at 03:00 PM

It's delicious! At least I think so...I make my own, or buy it from a local friend's company, and eat it with anything from an egg scramble to stirfry to sausage and beyond...kind of like a side salad and a tasty condiment all in one!

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 06, 2011
at 03:16 PM

I was hoping i could eat it with eggs. Thanks.

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on September 06, 2011
at 05:11 PM

I find it really awesome with chicken...also great with tuna as a little salad...really kicks things up a notch!

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on September 06, 2011
at 04:26 PM

Hubby likes Kimchi -- keeps a jar in the fridge. Steals a fork full here and there ,....surprises me when I go in for a kiss,.....ewwwwwwwwweeeee! No Kimchi kisses for me thank you! :-)

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 06, 2011
at 04:30 PM

I'll not pair it with kisses then..ahh ha ha.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on September 06, 2011
at 06:15 PM

Aww c'mon now.. Kimchi kisses just kind of make umm.. their own sort of impact - you're not going to forget it any time soon, that's for sure! :)

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9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on September 06, 2011
at 03:53 PM

I put it in bone broth a lot. It makes a delicious soup.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 06, 2011
at 04:23 PM

Oh good. Have lots of frozen bone broth.

9d43f6873107e17ca4d1a5055aa7a2ad

on September 07, 2011
at 09:30 PM

you can put it in the bone broth after the bone broth has cooled to eatable temp. That's usually what I do.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 07, 2011
at 10:00 PM

oh good...I've wondered that with my hippie sauerkraut when I put it on my Tanka Dogs--THAT is YUM by the way.

E639bc85fd42430285596434a6515ad5

(2226)

on September 07, 2011
at 09:25 PM

If you put it in bone broth and then heat it, do you lose some of the benefits of the probiotics that can't survive above 105 degrees or whatever?

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14d2a231fb261051a036a6ab6ca7bebd

on September 06, 2011
at 03:30 PM

Absolutely make your own - super easy and it will make you feel like a culinary Macgyver.

Use it as a first course or a small side dish with just about anything - I particularly like to pair it with red meat.

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on September 06, 2011
at 03:32 PM

Hmmm...i'll try that Fifth Ape. Thanks!

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