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(NPR)   Kimchi could be the biggest food hit of 2013   (npr.org) divider line 23
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9732 clicks; posted to Main » on 31 Dec 2012 at 7:42 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-12-31 07:55:12 AM  
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2012-12-31 08:00:21 AM  
4 votes:
Kimchi dates back 2000 years to the ding dong dynasty.
2012-12-31 08:12:35 AM  
3 votes:
Nothing wrong with a little Korean Sauerkraut.

/Your sauerkraut is now Gangnam style
2012-12-31 11:31:49 AM  
2 votes:
stupid too-big image...
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2012-12-31 09:01:08 AM  
2 votes:
"Don't you understand, man? You've struck cole slaw!"
2012-12-31 01:38:11 PM  
1 votes:

Guuberre: I love Korean food. I wish Korean restaurants would have some kind of guide to proper Korean table manners, though. I'm always concerned I look like a starving field hand when I eat in one of those places.


When I eat in Korean restaurants, waiters and managers come over to my table to explain what I'm doing wrong and teach me how to do it properly.  Without anybody asking.

So either you're doing much better than I do, or else there's something about me that screams "I'm a pathetic, stupid white person and I need help."

Also, if you look like a starving field hand when you eat, you probably fit right in.  Koreans aren't prissy the way Japanese are.

One of the great things about Koreans is that they're extremely helpful.  One of the not-great things about Koreans is  they tend to treat foreigners as if we were nine-year-olds.
2012-12-31 11:56:36 AM  
1 votes:

computerguyUT: Got my fill of Kimchi when I was in Korea. It tastes like pickled ass.
No thanks.


Same here. Kimchi is only good if you eat it in Korea. Otherwise, you're just an insufferable "food tourist".
2012-12-31 11:29:41 AM  
1 votes:
You've struck coleslaw!
2012-12-31 10:56:28 AM  
1 votes:

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Shadowknight: To this day, I don't think I've smelled anything worse, and I work with dead bodies and sick people leaking a variety of fluids.

Stinky tofu. A good stinky tofu shop smells up at least a block radius, and the name says it all, really.


do a hot tar job on the roof of a dog food factory. you'll puke a rainbow.
2012-12-31 10:50:09 AM  
1 votes:

wildcardjack: Why the kimchi hate?


Because kimchi is a cultural food of last resort. It's something to which amazingly leaps of effort are expended to render something godawful into some semblance of palatability. It occasionally becomes a delicacy (snails), more often becomes a comfort food (haggis, kimchi, pretty much any odd fried food), and occasionally survives only as a practical joke or an object lesson about just how bad the bad old days were (lutefisk).

You sometimes wander into a food which smells godawful but doesn't take like it smells (durian).

But people hate kimchi because it's poor people food from one of the most downtrodden cultures on earth (the Koreans wish their history went as well as that of the Poles or Ukrainians). And like most really downtrodden poor people food, it smells to high hell and usually manages to only taste of low hell.
2012-12-31 10:08:51 AM  
1 votes:
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2012-12-31 09:45:58 AM  
1 votes:
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2012-12-31 09:39:24 AM  
1 votes:

The Irresponsible Captain: Nothing wrong with a little Korean Sauerkraut.

/Your sauerkraut is now Gangnam style


Being a microbiology teacher and sometimes directly involved in the kimchi-making process, I am surprised the cabbage doesn't get up and do Gangnam style after fermentation!
2012-12-31 09:32:54 AM  
1 votes:
Well, now that NPR says it's cool, I'm going to have to stop eating it.
2012-12-31 08:57:04 AM  
1 votes:
I've got two pals who served in Worst Korea whilst in the military. They both said the first thing you notice when you get off the plane is the awful stench of cabbage hanging in the air. I wonder what Koreans think of the U.S. when they land here? "My god everybody is fat and it smells like mayonnaise!"?
2012-12-31 08:54:47 AM  
1 votes:
When I was shot down over Korea, I had to eat kimchi.

He was our interpreter.

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2012-12-31 08:35:45 AM  
1 votes:

dervish16108: Is Kimchi carcinogenic, anti-carcinogenic, or both?


yes
2012-12-31 08:23:01 AM  
1 votes:
I thought this was brussel sprouts. I'm going to leave it anyways.

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2012-12-31 08:08:45 AM  
1 votes:

lilplatinum: Kimchi dates back 2000 years to the ding dong dynasty.


you can tell from the smell
2012-12-31 08:04:22 AM  
1 votes:
On Fark:

Stick your Kimchi up the ass!

Secretly:

(I'd like it if it wasn't Asian, though)
2012-12-31 07:59:23 AM  
1 votes:

wildcardjack: Why the kimchi hate? And why the brussels sprout love?


If you don't like the smell of brussel sprouts, you only really smell them up close. Kimchi goes everywhere, permeates even granite, and will linger for days. Especially if yu have the misfortune to hang around someone who eats it. The kimchi farts are enough to strip chrome off a bumper.
2012-12-31 07:39:52 AM  
1 votes:
I made the mistake of walking into my Korean friend's house when his mom was unsealing a batch one day in high school. To this day, I don't think I've smelled anything worse, and I work with dead bodies and sick people leaking a variety of fluids.
2012-12-31 07:25:46 AM  
1 votes:

Krieghund: I'm ok with this.


Ironic?

My ten year old likes it enough I ended up making myself to save money. I introduced him to it under the guise of 'Army food'.
 
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