When you visit our Bellevue Korean Restaurant, you’ll likely first recognize the spiced vegetable dish as the world-renowned kimchi, a national favorite made from fermented radishes. Since its ancient beginnings, kimchi has taken on many variations, but it’s commonly made with seasonings such as garlic, salt, brine, scallions, shrimp and fish sauce, and radish.
Though most commonly eaten alongside other entrees, kimchi is sometimes incorporated into the main dish, such as kimchi soup, stew, fried rice, and others. Low in calories and high in nutrients, kimchi is often credited to Korea’s low obesity rate of just 3.5%. With a variety of other nutritional benefits, it’s no wonder individuals in Korea will eat up to 40lbs of kimchi every year!