Kimchi is a traditional fermented Korean side dish made with vegetables and a variety of seasonings. When traditionally prepared, kimchi is stored underground in jars to keep cool during the summer months and unfrozen during the winter months. There are hundreds of varieties of kimchi made from napa cabbage, radish, scallion, garlic, ginger or even with cucumber as the main ingredients. And because it’s a fermented food, it’s incredibly good for you.
But for South Korea, it’s more than traditional or healthy- it’s a symbol of national pride.