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2019-03-10 07:46:58 PM  
It might be if coleslaw was allowed to ferment...but yeah, go with that, Smitty.

What's next? Sushi is just confused bait? Haggis is oatmeal that has taken a wrong turn in Aberdeen? Ratatouille is just lasagna gone wrong?

It's almost as if people discover something new, and we connect with cultures often through their food, which leads us to learn more about that culture, and often bridge those cultures through the exchange...which, oddly enough is what the article touches on.
 
2019-03-10 08:43:15 PM  
Shut up, subby. Kimchi is frickin delicious. I used to frequent an all you can eat, cook it yourself Korean barbecue place that had about 15 different kimchi's in the buffet, each one different and some so hot they'd make you sweat.
 
fek [TotalFark]
2019-03-10 09:31:17 PM  
Kim hi is great. The tear jerking, paint pealing has it causes is even better. It's a twofer!
 
2019-03-10 09:35:44 PM  
I think subby meant it is just sauerkraut with chili pepper puree.
 
2019-03-10 10:23:37 PM  

Angela Lansbury's Merkin: I think subby meant it is just sauerkraut with chili pepper puree.


Yeah, came into say, sauerkraut, not coleslaw.

Speaking of sour Krauts,

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2019-03-10 11:09:51 PM  
It's just coleslaw with an identity crisis that's been left in the sun for three weeks.

FTFY, subby
 
2019-03-10 11:12:55 PM  
NO NO NO, it's just Asian sauerkraut with hot spices.
 
2019-03-10 11:17:41 PM  

Teufelaffe: It's just coleslaw with an identity crisis that's been left in the sun for three weeks.
FTFY, subby


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Buried in the ground for a few months.
 
2019-03-10 11:19:54 PM  
I've a quart jar full of kimchi in my fridge right now, subby, so I'm getting a spicy, bubbly, squeaky kick out of...
 
2019-03-10 11:19:58 PM  
Dr.Fey:

That is interesting about Hitler's nephew in the US Navy, but the term "male heir" is used as if Adolf was royalty and the nephew became Fuehrer upon Uncle Adolf's suicide..

I guess he could be the heir if Adolf bequeathed him whatever belongings he had to give away. "And to my nephew William I leave my mustache comb and mein comfy chair."
 
2019-03-10 11:21:10 PM  

MrBallou: Shut up, subby. Kimchi is frickin delicious. I used to frequent an all you can eat, cook it yourself Korean barbecue place that had about 15 different kimchi's in the buffet, each one different and some so hot they'd make you sweat.


Had a similar experience in Seoul with the wife.  Struck up a conversation with a nice old Korean man, who took us to a little place on the corner near Namdaemong.  Sat down, ordered a couple hundred grams of mean, and next thing we know the entire (sizeable) table is covered in food, most of it various kinds of spicy fermented vegetables.  One of the better meals of my life.
 
2019-03-10 11:23:26 PM  
"I was overwhelmed by the amazing stink of kimchi, the garlic and hot-pepper sauerkraut that's breakfast, lunch and dinner in Korea. Its odor rises from this nation of 40 million in a miasma of eyeglass-fogging kimchi breath, throat-searing kimchi burps and terrible, pants-splitting kimchi farts." - P.J. O'Rourke
 
2019-03-10 11:26:53 PM  
An identity crisis is hating kimchi and still posting to the food tab.
 
2019-03-10 11:32:40 PM  
Kimchi from bok choi is my second favorite, behind water kimchi.

And I usually loathe vinegary foods.

Gojujang paste ftw
 
2019-03-10 11:36:15 PM  
I don't think I've ever had kimchi. I like sauerkraut and coleslaw though so if it's anything like those, I'd probably like it.
 
2019-03-10 11:39:25 PM  

abhorrent1: I don't think I've ever had kimchi. I like sauerkraut and coleslaw though so if it's anything like those, I'd probably like it.


Go to a reputable Korean restaurant and dine-in. You should get several small dishes of foods before your entree, called banchan.

Look for a dish with cut up cucumbers in a red liquid. Take a bit of that with a bite of rice and enjoy!

/Cucumber kimchi is a good way to begin. It is mild compared to other types.
 
2019-03-11 12:00:41 AM  

abhorrent1: I don't think I've ever had kimchi. I like sauerkraut and coleslaw though so if it's anything like those, I'd probably like it.


I believe you're in Chicagoland, yes? If you can visit and H Mart, check it out. A big-box grocery store full of Asian food. Locations in Chicago, Glenview, Niles, Naperville, Schaumburg

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For a more old timey experience, Joong Boo is cramped and weird. You've seen the sign if you drive north out of the Loop on the Kennedy.
3333 N. Kimball Ave., Chicago, IL
 
2019-03-11 12:07:34 AM  
Makes a great mixer!

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2019-03-11 12:12:14 AM  

jaytkay: abhorrent1: I don't think I've ever had kimchi. I like sauerkraut and coleslaw though so if it's anything like those, I'd probably like it.

I believe you're in Chicagoland, yes? If you can visit and H Mart, check it out. A big-box grocery store full of Asian food. Locations in Chicago, Glenview, Niles, Naperville, Schaumburg

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For a more old timey experience, Joong Boo is cramped and weird. You've seen the sign if you drive north out of the Loop on the Kennedy.
3333 N. Kimball Ave., Chicago, IL


Oh cool, thanks. There's an H mart in the same strip mall in Naperville where I take my friend for physical therapy only a few miles from my house. I honestly didn't know what it was and never really gave it much thought.

Will be over there Wednesday and will definitely check it out.
 
2019-03-11 12:15:42 AM  
I had kimchee for lunch today.
Your argument is invalid.
 
2019-03-11 12:16:45 AM  

Angela Lansbury's Merkin: I think subby meant it is just sauerkraut with chili pepper puree.


THIS

It's fermented, no vinegar.
 
2019-03-11 12:23:26 AM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: An identity crisis is hating kimchi and still posting to the food tab.


Seriously.

Submitter, just admit that you don't like food and then go to Applebee's and drink cheap, gimmicky cocktails until you puke.

/for every kimchi subby doesn't eat, I'm gonna eat 3.
 
2019-03-11 12:23:50 AM  
Subby is a foooooooo!

One of my favorite days in Seoul was each year, after the Kimchi Jang (Old ladies would make their own kimchi for the year), the ajumma downstairs would come upstairs and gift us a metric f*ckton of kimchi.

Man, it goes well with Korean BBQ (Need soju, also!) and all the other various banchan.

I plan to revisit Korea this year and bathe in a mixture of kimchi, gochujang, and soju!

When I get out? Subby can lick me dry.^^
 
2019-03-11 12:26:23 AM  

abhorrent1: jaytkay: abhorrent1: I don't think I've ever had kimchi. I like sauerkraut and coleslaw though so if it's anything like those, I'd probably like it.

I believe you're in Chicagoland, yes? If you can visit and H Mart, check it out. A big-box grocery store full of Asian food. Locations in Chicago, Glenview, Niles, Naperville, Schaumburg

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For a more old timey experience, Joong Boo is cramped and weird. You've seen the sign if you drive north out of the Loop on the Kennedy.
3333 N. Kimball Ave., Chicago, IL

Oh cool, thanks. There's an H mart in the same strip mall in Naperville where I take my friend for physical therapy only a few miles from my house. I honestly didn't know what it was and never really gave it much thought.

Will be over there Wednesday and will definitely check it out.


If they have bbq pork bao, do yourself a favor and buy some of those, too.

And some bags of Hi Chew candy (they're like Starbursts, but better).
 
2019-03-11 12:35:48 AM  
If you live somewhere that has h mart, you can probably try a different Kim chi every week for a year.

If not, Kings  isn't too bad.

For best results, make your own. Napa cabbage, garlic, radish, hot pepper, salt, time.
 
2019-03-11 12:44:28 AM  

gietmay: If you live somewhere that has h mart, you can probably try a different Kim chi every week for a year.

If not, Kings  isn't too bad.

For best results, make your own. Napa cabbage, garlic, radish, hot pepper, salt, time.


When the time comes a mighty wind will be blowin'.
 
2019-03-11 12:45:50 AM  

Travis_Bickle: gietmay: If you live somewhere that has h mart, you can probably try a different Kim chi every week for a year.

If not, Kings  isn't too bad.

For best results, make your own. Napa cabbage, garlic, radish, hot pepper, salt, time.

When the time comes a mighty wind will be blowin'.


Mighty indeed. Best kimchee I ever had tingled the tongue. It was literally carbonated.

/so was my ass later on
 
2019-03-11 12:55:01 AM  

hubiestubert: It might be if coleslaw was allowed to ferment...but yeah, go with that, Smitty.

What's next? Sushi is just confused bait? Haggis is oatmeal that has taken a wrong turn in Aberdeen? Ratatouille is just lasagna gone wrong?

It's almost as if people discover something new, and we connect with cultures often through their food, which leads us to learn more about that culture, and often bridge those cultures through the exchange...which, oddly enough is what the article touches on.


Yeah, subby sounds boring. Kimchi is delicious. My first time having it was visiting a friend in college; his korean rommmate's mother brought some jars of homemade kimchi for her boy.
 
2019-03-11 01:12:33 AM  
One of the worst airline flight I ever had was a flight back from Seoul to the states. A partner of mine who had been stationed in Seoul took me to dinner the night before I left on an early morning flight back to the states. The bansang/banchan that came along with the dinner had several different kimchi dishes. Any one within the same cabin on the airplane probably hated me for that flight. It tasted good going down but it sure did create a mighty wind.
 
2019-03-11 01:14:35 AM  

jaytkay: Dr.Fey:

That is interesting about Hitler's nephew in the US Navy, but the term "male heir" is used as if Adolf was royalty and the nephew became Fuehrer upon Uncle Adolf's suicide..

I guess he could be the heir if Adolf bequeathed him whatever belongings he had to give away. "And to my nephew William I leave my mustache comb and mein comfy kampfe chair."


FTFY
 
2019-03-11 01:14:43 AM  

jaytkay: abhorrent1: I don't think I've ever had kimchi. I like sauerkraut and coleslaw though so if it's anything like those, I'd probably like it.

I believe you're in Chicagoland, yes? If you can visit and H Mart, check it out. A big-box grocery store full of Asian food. Locations in Chicago, Glenview, Niles, Naperville, Schaumburg

[img.fark.net image 600x400]


For a more old timey experience, Joong Boo is cramped and weird. You've seen the sign if you drive north out of the Loop on the Kennedy.
3333 N. Kimball Ave., Chicago, IL


Second on H-Mart. If they are anything like the ones in Texas they have a food court as well. Also they are an amazing place to buy fresh fish, and I do mean fresh. They have tanks with various live fish and they will gut and clean it for you.
 
2019-03-11 02:47:13 AM  
Kimchi is the poster child for foods that are really good when they're well made, and really really bad when they're not.
 
2019-03-11 06:25:29 AM  
I'm in the deep south so I think Atlanta is probably the closest place for Korean food. I'm just not up for a three hour drive.
 
2019-03-11 07:38:52 AM  

rwellor: Subby is a foooooooo!

One of my favorite days in Seoul was each year, after the Kimchi Jang (Old ladies would make their own kimchi for the year), the ajumma downstairs would come upstairs and gift us a metric f*ckton of kimchi.

Man, it goes well with Korean BBQ (Need soju, also!) and all the other various banchan.

I plan to revisit Korea this year and bathe in a mixture of kimchi, gochujang, and soju!

When I get out? Subby can lick me dry.^^


My sword instructor's mother hooks me up with kimchi. She also makes tteokbokki for me, after belt tests.
 
2019-03-11 07:57:14 AM  

ihateallofyou: I'm in the deep south so I think Atlanta is probably the closest place for Korean food. I'm just not up for a three hour drive.


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2019-03-11 08:06:34 AM  
Relevant scene at 22:15-24:15. This was the first place I ever heard about kimchi.
 
2019-03-11 08:17:04 AM  

Everything is Awful: hubiestubert: It might be if coleslaw was allowed to ferment...but yeah, go with that, Smitty.

What's next? Sushi is just confused bait? Haggis is oatmeal that has taken a wrong turn in Aberdeen? Ratatouille is just lasagna gone wrong?

It's almost as if people discover something new, and we connect with cultures often through their food, which leads us to learn more about that culture, and often bridge those cultures through the exchange...which, oddly enough is what the article touches on.

Yeah, subby sounds boring. Kimchi is delicious. My first time having it was visiting a friend in college; his korean rommmate's mother brought some jars of homemade kimchi for her boy.


My Dad's second wife was Korean, and she sort of a mean and hurtful sort, but I will give her credit that the woman could cook. She ran a restaurant in El Paso for years, and it was damn good. So damn many variations on kimchi that it's hard to even think about.
 
2019-03-11 08:22:01 AM  

jaytkay: abhorrent1: I don't think I've ever had kimchi. I like sauerkraut and coleslaw though so if it's anything like those, I'd probably like it.

I believe you're in Chicagoland, yes? If you can visit and H Mart, check it out. A big-box grocery store full of Asian food. Locations in Chicago, Glenview, Niles, Naperville, Schaumburg

[img.fark.net image 600x400]


For a more old timey experience, Joong Boo is cramped and weird. You've seen the sign if you drive north out of the Loop on the Kennedy.
3333 N. Kimball Ave., Chicago, IL


Wow that H Mart is way nicer than my ghetto one
 
2019-03-11 09:01:28 AM  

sdd2000: One of the worst airline flight I ever had was a flight back from Seoul to the states. A partner of mine who had been stationed in Seoul took me to dinner the night before I left on an early morning flight back to the states. The bansang/banchan that came along with the dinner had several different kimchi dishes. Any one within the same cabin on the airplane probably hated me for that flight. It tasted good going down but it sure did create a mighty wind.


Just your gut flora saying hello to some new friends.
 
2019-03-11 09:35:25 AM  
I'm not nuts about real spicy food but I tried kimchi once and found it not too spicy for me, and delicious. I really love sauerkraut so maybe I was predisposed, mom made home made kraut which was much, much better than anything else I have ever had, She had a pair of big thick walled crocks she fermented it in, always put it in the corner of the pantry. They had a neighbor at the time who always asked for it when he was home there, he loved it. I used to babysit this guy's kids, when him and his GF Sonnie used to go in to town for dinner. Kyle was a spoiled little shiat and Alison liked to pull my beard.

/Allie was a little sweetie, and I'd let her pull my beard any damn time now.
 
2019-03-11 10:35:52 AM  

WordsnCollision: Makes a great mixer!

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Coolpis(r), a terrible name for refrigerated yellowish liquids since 1980!

"It's yellow and salty!"
 
2019-03-11 11:36:09 AM  

bobug: Kimchi from bok choi is my second favorite, behind water kimchi.

And I usually loathe vinegary foods.

Gojujang paste ftw


I've had access to some really good Asian markets near work for a while now, but it's awesome that some of this stuff is hitting the masses because all of my regular local grocery stores now carry gochujang.
 
2019-03-11 11:47:34 AM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: bobug: Kimchi from bok choi is my second favorite, behind water kimchi.

And I usually loathe vinegary foods.

Gojujang paste ftw

I've had access to some really good Asian markets near work for a while now, but it's awesome that some of this stuff is hitting the masses because all of my regular local grocery stores now carry gochujang.


Yeah, there's an Asian Supermarket (that's the name) in STL that we go to for a lot of stuff. Mr. Bobug (who likes eating large quantities of things) gets a huge jar of kimchi there. I keep the stuff from the instructor's mom separate, because that's GOOD stuff. I love Korean and Japanese spice profiles, so it's a great place to go. At some point, I want to learn how to prepare seafood (octopus and squid), because I farking LOVE spicy squid and octo.
 
2019-03-11 12:13:37 PM  

FormlessOne: I've a quart jar full of kimchi in my fridge right now, subby, so I'm getting a spicy, bubbly, squeaky kick out of...


Me too.  Made it about six months ago and now I'm motivated to see how it's doing tonight.
 
Boe [TotalFark]
2019-03-11 12:40:04 PM  

MrBallou: Shut up, subby. Kimchi is frickin delicious.


THIS
 
2019-03-11 12:48:55 PM  

sdd2000: jaytkay: abhorrent1: I don't think I've ever had kimchi. I like sauerkraut and coleslaw though so if it's anything like those, I'd probably like it.

I believe you're in Chicagoland, yes? If you can visit and H Mart, check it out. A big-box grocery store full of Asian food. Locations in Chicago, Glenview, Niles, Naperville, Schaumburg

[img.fark.net image 600x400]


For a more old timey experience, Joong Boo is cramped and weird. You've seen the sign if you drive north out of the Loop on the Kennedy.
3333 N. Kimball Ave., Chicago, IL

Second on H-Mart. If they are anything like the ones in Texas they have a food court as well. Also they are an amazing place to buy fresh fish, and I do mean fresh. They have tanks with various live fish and they will gut and clean it for you.


I'm hoping the one I'm going to go to has a decent fish and meat section. I can't find decent quality meat or fish around here. I tried to make Korean BBQ short ribs a few months back and the short ribs were so fatty and grisly they were basically inedible.

Would like to try again but pretty much all the beef at all the grocery stores near me is garbage.
Really wish there was an old timey butcher shop around here but I have yet to fine one. Maybe I should open one. I know nothing about being a butcher though.
 
2019-03-11 01:53:40 PM  

jaytkay: abhorrent1: I don't think I've ever had kimchi. I like sauerkraut and coleslaw though so if it's anything like those, I'd probably like it.

I believe you're in Chicagoland, yes? If you can visit and H Mart, check it out. A big-box grocery store full of Asian food. Locations in Chicago, Glenview, Niles, Naperville, Schaumburg

[img.fark.net image 600x400]


For a more old timey experience, Joong Boo is cramped and weird. You've seen the sign if you drive north out of the Loop on the Kennedy.
3333 N. Kimball Ave., Chicago, IL


Or anywhere on Argyle east of the red line
 
2019-03-11 02:16:04 PM  

hubiestubert: Everything is Awful: hubiestubert: It might be if coleslaw was allowed to ferment...but yeah, go with that, Smitty.

What's next? Sushi is just confused bait? Haggis is oatmeal that has taken a wrong turn in Aberdeen? Ratatouille is just lasagna gone wrong?

It's almost as if people discover something new, and we connect with cultures often through their food, which leads us to learn more about that culture, and often bridge those cultures through the exchange...which, oddly enough is what the article touches on.

Yeah, subby sounds boring. Kimchi is delicious. My first time having it was visiting a friend in college; his korean rommmate's mother brought some jars of homemade kimchi for her boy.

My Dad's second wife was Korean, and she sort of a mean and hurtful sort, but I will give her credit that the woman could cook. She ran a restaurant in El Paso for years, and it was damn good. So damn many variations on kimchi that it's hard to even think about.


That is just how they are. When Margaret Cho and Steve Byrne "joke" about how their mothers treat them, THEY ARE NOT EXAGGERATING!

Back when Steve Byrne's show, "Sullivan and Son," was on air, my coworkers watched many scenes where the Korean mother said/did really mean things to her kids. My coworkers would see me with the thousand-yard stare and ask if that is how my mom treated me. My response, "besides the swearing, that is spot on."
 
2019-03-11 02:18:34 PM  
There are no Asian stores in walking distance. When I lived in a different neighborhood some years back though I was near an area known as "Little Saigon" due to the number of Vietnamese folks that moved into the area. It's not just Vietnamese though, there are Japanese, Koreans, Hmong, Thais, and heck just about every nationality one can imagine from East Asia. The grocery stores were all Asian markets and it was glorious. I freakin' miss bok choy kimchi as well as the other versions that were sold in those stores, often home made. Now I'm stuck with stores ( exception being 99 Cent Only ) like Target and Wal-Mart that are so homogenized towards the tastes of white people from the Midwest I can't even find more than one brand of ramen.

/ Farkin' homogeneity is a nightmare.
 
2019-03-11 02:29:25 PM  

CrazyCurt: There are no Asian stores in walking distance. When I lived in a different neighborhood some years back though I was near an area known as "Little Saigon" due to the number of Vietnamese folks that moved into the area. It's not just Vietnamese though, there are Japanese, Koreans, Hmong, Thais, and heck just about every nationality one can imagine from East Asia. The grocery stores were all Asian markets and it was glorious. I freakin' miss bok choy kimchi as well as the other versions that were sold in those stores, often home made. Now I'm stuck with stores ( exception being 99 Cent Only ) like Target and Wal-Mart that are so homogenized towards the tastes of white people from the Midwest I can't even find more than one brand of ramen.

/ Farkin' homogeneity is a nightmare.


Check out Alex's YouTube channel for help with your ramen addiction:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list​=​PLURsDaOr8hWXGHjXPa3nTFZnbqJcAfs4N
 
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