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ˈkɪm tʃikim·chi

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  1. kimchinoun

    A Korean dish made of vegetables, such as cabbage or radishes, that are salted, seasoned, and stored in sealed containers to undergo lactic acid fermentation.

  2. kimchinoun

    A Korean person.

  3. Etymology: From 김치 (gimchi)


  1. Kimchi

    Kimchi (; Korean: 김치, romanized: gimchi, IPA: [kim.tɕʰi]), is a traditional Korean side dish of salted and fermented vegetables, such as napa cabbage and Korean radish. A wide selection of seasonings are used, including gochugaru (Korean chili powder), spring onions, garlic, ginger, and jeotgal (salted seafood), etc. Kimchi is also used in a variety of soups and stews. As a staple food in Korean cuisine, it is eaten as a side dish with almost every Korean meal.There are hundreds of different types of kimchi made with different vegetables as the main ingredients. Traditionally, winter kimchi, called kimjang, was stored in large earthenware fermentation vessels, called onggi, in the ground to prevent freezing during the winter months and to keep it cool enough to slow down the fermentation process during summer months. The vessels are also kept outdoors in special terraces called jangdokdae. In contemporary times, household kimchi refrigerators are more commonly used.


  1. Kimchi

    Kimchi, also spelled kimchee or gimchi, is a traditional fermented Korean side dish made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings. In traditional preparation Kimchi was often allowed to ferment underground in jars for months at a time. It is Korea's national dish, and there are hundreds of varieties made with a main vegetable ingredient such as napa cabbage, radish, scallion, or cucumber. Kimchi is also a main ingredient for many Korean dishes such as kimchi stew, kimchi pancake, kimchi soup, and kimchi fried rice.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kimchi in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kimchi in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of kimchi in a Sentence

  1. Kang Byung-Oh:

    Housewives are increasingly having bread and coffee for brunch late morning instead of rice and kimchi.

  2. Unesco UNESCO:

    The tradition of Kimchi-making is an essential part in the life of Koreans, which finds its manifestation in every locals and season, and its community includes all Koreans.

  3. Edward Lee:

    As a kid, Thanksgiving dinners were my family’s favorite meal. And it was very traditional – with turkey and sides and stuffing. But being Korean, we always had to put soy sauce and kimchi on everything. And I’ve kept that spirit for my whole culinary career.

  4. Jake Baum:

    One of the soups that was most effective was a vegetarian soup with a fermented cabbage base, and you know, people do sing the praises of kimchi and other fermented cabbages, so maybe there's something in that.

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