Friday, July 20, 2007

SMILE AND SAY KIMCHI ...!

I slipped out of my hotel long enough today to take a trip to the Kimchi Museum in Seoul City.  The museum traces the roots of Korea's favorite food, Kimchi, a spicy, fermented cabbage dish dating back more than 2,600 years.  Some call Kimchi "refreshing" but, frankly, I had been hearing mixed reviews.  In any case, a woman from our China office kept insisting that I give it a try.  "You'll love it," she said as she passed me a heaping helping of the bright orange delicacy.  I'll say one thing, it certainly tasted like it belonged in a Museum.  That's the last time I take food advice from a woman whose idea of a business dinner includes Dog Meat, Bugs Soaked in Wine and Fried Scorpions on a Stick ...!

7 comments:

tenyearnap said...

DARN! I was hoping that I was NOT the only one here who loves kimchi. Anyone else for yummy "refreshing" kimchi? --Cin

frankandmary said...

I've tried that. It was foul smelling old cabbage dropping from a supermarket floor with some spice. ~ Mary

gazker said...

Now, didn't I tell you what it was like? I stunk of that stuff for a week after I came back from Korea!
Gaz ;-)

acoward15 said...

It can't be any more freaky than Maori food.
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mpnaz58 said...

Ewwwww, anything with the word fermented (except wine) should not be consumed, in any country!!  I've heard that its "tasty", but no thanks!!
xoxo !Myra

beckiepainton said...

im guessing it tastes the same as the smell that travels out from beneath my toilet door when mark is in there, !Beckie xx

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