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Kimchi Exports Reach All-Time High in 2023 Fueled by Global Demand Amid Rising K-Content Popularity

Kimchi Exports Reach All-Time High in 2023 Fueled by Global Demand Amid Rising K-Content Popularity

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s exports of kimchi set a new record in 2023 amid the rising popularity of Korean entertainment content around the globe, data showed Sunday. Outbound shipments of kimchi, a traditional Korean side dish typically made from fermented cabbage, shot up 7.1 percent to 44,041 tons, according to the [...]

Evolution of Kimchi Refrigerators: From Fresh Kimchi Storage to Multi-Purpose Culinary Hub

Evolution of Kimchi Refrigerators: From Fresh Kimchi Storage to Multi-Purpose Culinary Hub

SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – In a culinary landscape where innovation knows no bounds, the humble kimchi refrigerator has transcended its origins as a specialized storage unit for fermented cabbage to become a versatile, multi-functional appliance capable of accommodating a variety of ingredients. Embracing this trend, the home appliance makers are introducing a series of [...]

Kimchi Exports Surge to Record High Amid Global Popularity Boom

Kimchi Exports Surge to Record High Amid Global Popularity Boom

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Kimchi exports from South Korea are experiencing a significant surge this year, poised to potentially reach a historic peak, according to industry observers.  The appeal of kimchi is growing in the United States and Europe, driven by its reputation as a “healthy” and “vegan” food, aligning with the global Hallyu [...]

Packaged Kimchi Labeled with Korean Slang Released in Japan, Sparking Disputes Among Korean Netizens

Packaged Kimchi Labeled with Korean Slang Released in Japan, Sparking Disputes Among Korean Netizens

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Recent news about a packaged kimchi product released in Japan labeled with the Korean slang expression ‘gaejonmat’, meaning ‘very delicious’ has sparked debates among Korean netizens. Some netizens argue that the use of slang, especially for product labels, should be restrained, while others believe it’s acceptable since ‘gaejonmat’ is commonly used. [...]

Seoul Promotes Xinqi as Chinese Translation of Kimchi for Restaurants in Major Tourist Spots

Seoul Promotes Xinqi as Chinese Translation of Kimchi for Restaurants in Major Tourist Spots

SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on Wednesday that it will standardize the Chinese translation of kimchi as xinqi on the menus of restaurants in major tourist spots.  This decision follows an increase in the number of Chinese tourists visiting major tourist spots like Myeongdong, facilitated by the Chinese government’s approval [...]

Fermentation Process Differentiates Chinese and Korean Pickling Methods: Study

Fermentation Process Differentiates Chinese and Korean Pickling Methods: Study

SEOUL, April 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Similar noodle dishes can be found in various parts of the world, like spaghetti in Italy, dao xiao mian in China, and bibimguksu in Korea. These dishes all share the common element of noodles topped with vegetables, meat, and spices. It is possible that these cuisines have influenced each [...]

Institute Releases Video Explaining Differences Between Kimchi and Pao Cai

Institute Releases Video Explaining Differences Between Kimchi and Pao Cai

SEOUL, Dec. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The World Institute of Kimchi on Thursday released a video that clearly explains the difference between kimchi and “pao cai,” another type of pickled vegetable consumed in China. The video, titled “What Makes Kimchi So Special,” is five minutes long and comes with English and Chinese subtitles. It is [...]