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Kimchi Question


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A friend from East Msia (we're at West Msia) just came back from S Korea. He couriered over to us some kimchi. Must have taken a day to reach us. Yesterday, it arrived in a plastic container. Inside that was 2 bloated plastic bags of kimchi, smelling very strongly. Anyway, we put the bags in the fridge and today it seems OK, no vile smell.

Is it safe to eat? :wink:

TIA!

TPcal!

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tepee--

the reason the bags were bloated is because the kim chi was releasing carbon dioxide. you'll notice it might taste a little bit 'sparkly' or carbonated.

refrigerate it, stir it every few days, and try not to let it become sentient and mount an insurrection in your fridge. :smile::biggrin::laugh:

"The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the ocean."

--Isak Dinesen

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tepee--

the reason the bags were bloated is because the kim chi was releasing carbon dioxide. you'll notice it might taste a little bit 'sparkly' or carbonated.

refrigerate it, stir it every few days, and try not to let it become sentient and mount an insurrection in your fridge.  :smile:  :biggrin:  :laugh:

thats my favorite kind of kimchi, sparkly kimchi or refreshing kimchi

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My fridge already has salted fish, belachan (fermented shrimp) and etc...well-packed, though; the more pungent food the merrier!

Tks. At least I know I won't die out of greed...hmm...maybe another time another food. :biggrin:

I love a good kimchi.

TPcal!

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my significant other always leaves her kimchi open on the counter for a day or so after she buys it to let the ferment get going.

it really is the most lovely snack, isn't it? crunchy, sour, hot, garlicky and pungent. i am sneezing, so when i get home i'm vigourously boiling some chicken broth, turning off the heat, and stirring in 1-2 cups of kim chi.

if i still get the cold--knock wood--at least i know i have done everything humanly possible to prevent it.

"The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the ocean."

--Isak Dinesen

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