Kimchi - White (Non Spicy) 450g
DESCRIPTION: White Kimchi (Baek Kimchi) is a non-spicy variant of traditional spicy kimchi. It has a mild pickled flavour and is refreshing and crunchy. Baek Kimchi is slightly salty with a fruity flavour and a tantalizing zing that lingers on your pallet. The key ingredient is pear, which when blended with pine nuts, dried jujubes and chestnuts, adds a subtle luxurious flavour to the brine. It is packed with antioxidants, iron, calcium and magnesium. The unique lacto fermentation process enhances the flavours and makes it abundant in probiotics. The absence of chillies makes it popular amongst kids and spice-cautious people.
Taste: The main flavour notes you'll find in white kimchi include sour, salty, sweet 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. Kimchi is a perfect example of an acquired taste because of its overpowering smell and its 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 produces 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, Salt, Pear, Jujube, Pine Nuts, Red Bell Pepper, Yellow Pepper, Onion, Ginger, Garlic, Apple, Radish, Chestnut.