Odorless Kimchi?

By Kelly Snowden Posted July 24, 2009

I’m wild about the taste of kimchi, but the Korean condiment’s pungency is renowned. It can overpower a fridge in hours—a friend of mine was actually forced by housemates to keep hers in a second refrigerator, which otherwise held only beer. So I’m curious to see if the promise of odorless kimchi pans out. Kim Soon-ja, who in 2007 was declared by the South Korean government to be a kimchi master, says she has created a freeze-dried version that doesn’t smell. I’m not sure I’d use it to make kimchi fried rice or pot stickers, but I bet I could find a place for it in my fridge.

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