No, I did not take a shower with kimchi! Though Korean’s have an obscene obsession with the stuff, they have not started bathing themselves in it. Though, maybe the fermentedness of it could be good for the skin? Who knows.
At any rate, I have been blessed with a glorious bag of homemade kimchi. Adrian’s co-teacher made a big batch on the weekend with her mother and we reaped the benefits of it. This ginormous bag of spicy fermented cabbage may not appeal to all, but let me tell you, it is fabulous.
You can not truly appreciate the goodness of kimchi until you live and breath it in Korea. When I first arrived in Korea I was a little hesitant, but now I crave it every day. (I am sure Sophia can especially appreciate this)
So what to do with an extremely large bag of kimchi? you may ask. Well, there are tons of things. You can makes soups, stews, fried rice etc., but today I just wanted to enjoy it for what it was and eat it as a side dish; how it is most commonly enjoyed on a daily basis.
Bibimbap was on the menu.
So I cut up all my veggies.
More mix (if you ever see a Korean mixing their bibimbap, it’s serious business. I swear they mix it for a good 3-4 mins or so)
I feasted and I loved.
Bibimbap was great and the kimchi got an A+ in my books.
(All kimchi tastes very different depending on who makes it; some are more sweet, spicy, garlicky, gingery etc.)
Dessert was a 3 min microwave apple crisp. Pretty tasty!
Have a fabulous one.