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7 Reasons to add Kimchi to your dishes

Kimchi is a traditional Korean side dish made from lacto-fermented vegetables and spices, and it's packed with flavour and nutrition. Let's discuss the top seven reasons why you should be incorporating kimchi into your meals. From its health benefits to its versatility in a variety of dishes, kimchi is a must-have in any kitchen. So let's get started!

  1. Kimchi adds a spicy, flavorful kick to any dish.

  2. It is rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A, B, and C, folate, and potassium.

  3. Kimchi is a great source of probiotics, which can help improve digestion and gut health.

  4. It is a low-calorie, low-fat food that is high in dietary fibre.

  5. Kimchi is a great way to add variety to your meals and make them more interesting.

  6. It is a fermented food, which means it is rich in natural enzymes and beneficial bacteria.

  7. Kimchi is a great way to add a pop of colour to any plate.

Let us share with you one of our favourites dishes with kimchi:

Kimchi tofu balls

Kimchi-Tofu Balls

You'll need:

  • 500 g firm tofu

  • 100 g kimchi + more to garnish

  • 1/4 c dried hijiki seaweed (or 1/2 cup of other dried seaweed)

  • 1/2 cup fresh shitake mushrooms, thinly sliced

  • 1/4 onion, thinly sliced

  • 120 g potatoes, peeled and grated

  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

  • 2 tbsp mirin

  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup