kimchi

noun kim·chi \ ˈkim-chē \
variants: or less commonly kimchee
Updated on: 14 Apr 2018

Definition of kimchi

: a spicy, pungent vegetable dish that consists of one or more pickled and fermented vegetables and especially napa cabbage and radishes with various seasonings (such as garlic, red chili pepper, ginger, scallions, and anchovy paste) and that is the national dish of South Korea
  • To Koreans, life without "kimchi"—that spicy, fermented pickled vegetable mixture, which accompanies every Korean meal—is unthinkable.
  • —K. Connie Kang
  • Korean buckwheat noodles have more of a kick, often delivered with a little spicy kimchi.
  • —David Tanis

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Origin and Etymology of kimchi

Korean kimch'i


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