I wouldn't dare boast and say that I like to keep ahead of trends but you may remember back in 2009, I wrote a piece on Korean food... extolling the virtues of that fabulous Korean staple of fermented cabbage pickle, known as Kimchee. CLICK HERE to refresh your memory...
Well apparently in this months edition of The Observer Food Monthly, they are saying that Kimchee is the new food trend for 2011. At this point, I would like to say "I told you so!"
It's bizarre, it stinks, it tastes fizzy on your tongue... but it is addictive stuff, great for weight loss and absolutely heavenly with grilled/BBQ'd meats and a side of fluffy steamed rice. I still can't get enough of the stuff and when I travelled around Asia, Korea was the only country where I lose weight! I ate tonnes of food and tonnes of Kimchee and I lost 2 kilos! I may have subsequently 'found' those kilos in Thailand... but hey, a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do! I am prepared to suffer for my art.
Kimchee is sold in most Oriental supermarkets, so stock up today. It takes a little while to get used to it, but I guarantee that if you like garlic, chilli and cabbage... you will LOVE it! To try Korean BBQ for yourself, I recommend paying a visit to 'Arang Restaurant' in Golden Square, London W1. http://www.arang.co.uk/ Lunches are super cheap at under 10 quid for a set menu and dinners are pretty great value too!