Kimchi is one of the new superfoods out there in the foodie world today and people are going bonkers over it! It’s a spicy cabbage dish that’s made by fermenting the cabbage with garlic, salt, chili peppers, vinegar and other spices to give it a zesty zing. Here is why people are going crazy over it:
- High in Fiber: Kimchi is packed with fiber and is very low in fat, part of the reason Koreans like to make it part of their daily diet.
- Loaded with Vitamins: Kimchi is souped up with vitamins – it has plenty of A, B and C vitamins among other awesome benefits.
- Healthy Bacteria: It is also known for having a bacteria called lactobacilli, which is one of the “healthy bacteria.” These bacteria actually aid digestion and make your body stronger. It might even prevent the growth of cancer! Holy superfood to the rescue, Batman!
- Great Tasting: The best part about Kimchi, though, is the way it tastes. Fermented cabbage might not immediately sound like the yummiest treat, but this stuff has a strong, spicy flavor and the cabbage has a light, crisp consistency. It’s great to eat on it’s own, but it also pairs excellently with a number of different foods.
Because it’s thought to be one of the world’s healthiest foods, the average Korean consumes 40 pounds of Kimchi per year. Americans are a little behind that trend, but catching up quickly. You can find restaurants all over the city now where menus offer kimchi dishes served up in creative ways. It’s a tasty and healthy addition to all kinds of dishes and as we’re becoming more health-conscious as a culture, we’re always looking for ways to power up our meals with wholesome ingredients that make us feel good.
The Kimchi BBQ Taco Truck in DC doesn’t disappoint with it’s daily selection of spicy and flavorful tacos. Dosirak in Chicago serves up a pretty spicy Kimchi Jigae – a kimchi stew with spam! Kortako, in NYC’s Financial District, offers Kimchi tacos and burritos that you’ll be tempted to order everyday. For a special treat, try the “Kimcheese Tacos,” a set of 3 filled with Bulgogi sirloin steak, seared Kimchi, tomato salsa, cheddar cheese and spicy mayo. KalBQ in Gramercy also serves some delicious Korean Kimchi dishes with a Mexican flair. Their Kimchi tacos, quesadillas and burritos are a delicious indulgence.
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