SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean temple kimchi has received positive reviews in Britain, where there are many vegans.
The World Institute of Kimchi held a two-day kimchi exhibition and tasting event in London last week.
Monks stick to vegan food to keep their health and mental performance together. As a result, ‘temple kimchi’ deserves the attention of Britons, who have high demand for kimchi culture among Europeans.
At the South Korean Embassy in the U.K. on Wednesday, major figures from the British government and cultural circles, including George Hollingbery, the British minister for international trade, and Robin Niblett, director of the Royal Institute for International Studies.
There were a total of 11 kinds of kimchi, including napa cabbage kimchi and leaf mustard kimchi.
Other Korean traditional fermented foods such as doenjang, gochujang, and pickled vegetables and seasoned vegetables were also introduced.
During the tasting event, visitors were able to taste various kinds of kimchi, including comparing the taste of vegetarian cabbage kimchi with regular cabbage kimchi made previously with salted fish.
Residents of Kingston, including Koreans, participated in the kimchi event at Kingston’s Korean Festival on Friday.
“The temple kimchi enjoyed by monks who stick to strict vegetarian diets is also ideal for Britons pursuing a vegetarian diet,” said Ha Jae-ho, general director of the World Institute of Kimchi.
Lina Jang (firstname.lastname@example.org)