Half Head Kimchi 700gm
DESCRIPTION: This scrumptious Korean dish is made by fermenting napa cabbage and a wide selection of flavourful seasonings. It is packed with antioxidants and vitamins. The unique Lacto fermentation process enhances the flavours and makes it abundant in probiotics. Our Kimchi is traditionally fermented and has a spicy and sour taste profile. It is the ultimate condiment and spruces up your meal with a spicy and tangy twist.
Taste: The main flavour notes you'll find in kimchi include sour, spicy, and umami. Being a fermented dish, its most prominent flavour is typically sour. Lactic acid produced by bacteria during fermentation creates a tangy, pungent flavour. It is slightly astringent due to the acid formed during fermentation. There is a strong garlic flavour which intensifies during fermentation. Kimchi is a perfect example of an acquired taste because of its overpowering smell and its hot and pickled taste.
Texture and mouthfeel: Traditional kimchi made with Chinese cabbage tastes equally soft and crunchy. Kimchi becomes more compact and softer as fermentation progresses.
Smell: Kimchi smells just as intense as it tastes. Garlic and ginger produce a lot of sulphur compounds, which gives kimchi its peculiar pungent smell. As the vegetables ferment, they release gases which have a strong smell. The smell of authentic well fermented kimchi can be off-putting for some, but to derive the probiotic benefit of fermentation the smell has to be appreciated because the smell is linked to the flavour of the kimchi.
INGREDIENTS: Napa Cabbage, RO Water, Salt, Garlic, Onion, Korean Chilli Flakes (Gochu Garu), Soya Sauce, Spring Onion, Apple, Pear, Radish, Carrot, Leek, Rice Flour, Sugar, Ginger, Seaweed and Xanthan Gum