what is kimchi?

Korean cabbages to make Kimchi

What is Kimchi?

Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish made from fermented vegetables. There are different varieties made with vegetables such as cabbage, onion, garlic, ginger,salt and different spices. Kimchi has a spicy yet sour taste.

In can be eaten by itself, as a condiment or used in cooking such as stews and noodle dishes.

Kimchi Benefits

Kimchi is a good source of folate which is important in pregnancy to reduce the risk of central neural tube defects, potassium that helps control the body’s balance of fluids and calcium which is important for muscle contractions as well as strong teeth and bones.

Kimchi is quite high in salt though and should be used sparingly, especially for those with high blood pressure.

Is Kimchi good for gut health?

There is growing evidence that fermented foods such as Kimchi may improve intestinal health and as a result support the immune system and anti-inflammatory responses. Kimchi can also improve the levels of good bacteria in the gut and therefore may help alleviate symptoms such as constipation and diarrhoea

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In addition to our traditional Kimchi, we also offer a range of Korean sauces, banchan and desserts, all homemade freshly following our family recipe.


Absolutely amazing and authentic Kimchi! Very well packed and labelled. I love the simplicity and all natural ingredients. So much better than store bought! A must buy for every Oriental cuisine lover!

Justine Colangelo

MIYOUNG KIMCHI is just exquisite! Which is so fresh and healthy taste. So glad to know MIYOUNG KIMCHI in UK. Thank you very much.
Thoroughly recommended!

Elise Kye

I cannot say enough of what an amazing job this lady is doing. I am a big “foody” person and enjoy trying new things. Having lived in Reading for more than 20 years now, I constantly complain to my friends on what bland options we have in the area in terms of restaurants/take aways/etc.

Having tried her amazing Kimchi (which I absolutely love following a number of trips to Korea), I went on to try various sauces/etc. - everything was spot on and delicious.

Sergey Revenko