Kimchi...healthy or just plain stinky?

@diutay (1327)
Philippines
August 3, 2008 11:12am CST
Don't get me wrong because I love eating this food. I cannot deny though that despite its health benefits, the smell can be very overpowering. What do you think?
5 responses
• Philippines
4 Aug 08
I tried kimchi only once and I liked it, but since I am sensitive to chili, I don't try it often. My husband, however, just loves it. He can eat a whole bottle in just one sitting. So one time I tried to make kimchi, but I couldn't find the kimchi power that is supposed to be used.
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@diutay (1327)
• Philippines
5 Aug 08
I've been meaning to make it but I lost the recipe given to me by a friend. If i can retrieve it, I'll share it with you. Thanks.
• Philippines
5 Aug 08
Hey, thanks! I got the recipe from the internet, but really couldn't fine that kimchi powder here. I even tried korean and japanese stores, but they offered me the finished product instead. Maybe they didn't really wanna share their secret haha.
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@sjhaeki (797)
• Philippines
6 Sep 10
Most often, healthy foods have their downside. i guess Kimchi's downside is its smell but i like eating it still.
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@diutay (1327)
• Philippines
6 Sep 10
Yup, me too. I just buy it from a nearby Korean grocery store.
3 Aug 08
Hi diutay, What is a Kimchi? is it Garlic or meat veggie I haven't a clue I may know what it is in another name. Tamara
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@diutay (1327)
• Philippines
5 Aug 08
It's fermented veggies with spices and other things in it. It's a Korean staple food. Healthy but has an overpowering smell.
• United States
3 Aug 08
I love kimch! I like it hot or sweet, and I eat it whenever I get a chance! I do think it's healthier than a lot of other snacks, but I can also understand how people would be put off. The smell of the stronger 'mixes' can be really intimidating, if you're not used to it, and I can see how that would be offputting.
@diutay (1327)
• Philippines
5 Aug 08
Very true. The smell before was certainly off putting but I got used to it and it's great.
• Philippines
3 Aug 08
i feel like its not healthy..its just add flavoring...thats all...
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@diutay (1327)
• Philippines
5 Aug 08
The Koreans would dispute that but it does add flavor...Thanks.