This article explores some popular US brands of Kimchi. No doubt you’ve tried this snack, and most people either love it or hate it. If you’re reading this you must be a kimchi lover! Based on the title of this article, you have probably ascertained that we are here to talk about the final option this great list. Kimchi is of Korean origin and is made up of a mixture of spices, vegetables (particularly cabbage) that creates a zingy and delicious food that can either be eaten on its own, on the side, or mixed in with other foods to be used as a delicious flavor enhancer or marinade.
Whether you are already a huge fan of kimchi and are simply looking for that next great brand, or have never tried the stuff, here are some great brands to consider looking into purchasing the next time you hit the supermarket or your specialty Asian foods store.
Mother in Law’s Kimchi
Price: $79.99 for a 6-pack
The name speaks for itself, many Korean mother in laws have their very own kimchi recipe and swear theirs is the best on the planet. This one was so good that it was turned into a small and special company that was founded right here in the USA, in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
This spicy, complex, and savory flavor is thanks to some of the creative and uncommon ingredients such as anchovy sauce, bone broth, and salted shrimp.
That is was is so incredible about kimchi. There are 100s of little variations that can be made prior to the fermentation process that can have a huge impact on the flavor.
Madge’s Spicy Vegan Kimchi
This is one of the few vegan options for kimchi because it is typically mixed with some fish sauce to create a salty and delicious umami flavor. Despite not having fish sauce or any added sugars, Madge’s Spicy Vegan Kimchi is a delicious option that has a spicy tang with a sweet and smooth finish.
The way it achieved that sweetness is by including Asian pears, garlic, and ginger.
This option is just for those who are looking to live a meat-free lifestyle. It ranks as one of the best kimchis you can find.
Lucky Food Seoul Spicy Red Napa Cabbage Kimchi
Whether you are looking to simply spice up some homemade fried ride, make a delicious and hearty dumpling soup, or want to add some depth and tanginess to a bowl of stir-fried noodles, this spicy raw kimchi from Lucky Food is crunchy, fresh, and simply packed with flavor.
This one is noticeably well-reviewed on online marketplaces such as Amazon and is a must-try if you are looking for something exceptional.
Sinto Gourmet Spicy Red Nappa Cabbage Kimchi
The name of the brand, Sinto, comes from the traditional Korean saying, “sinto buri,” which basically translates into meaning that the body and soul cannot be separated. The incredible family story behind this brand reflects that age-old saying.
Developed and produced in San Francisco by a Korean- born chef, Sinto Kimchi comes in many different varieties and was first inspired by family recipes. Most of these items can be bought from your local store that sells probiotic foods!
Kimchi Kooks Classic Kimchi
This is another option straight out of New York City, but this time it is thanks to a mother-and-son duo based out of Brooklyn. This recipe is quite old and refined, dating all the way back to co-founder Kate Kook’s grandfather, who developed his recipe in Korea on his family’s wine brewery.
Not only is the kimchi traditional and delicious, it also comes in a beautiful and well-designed bottle that makes it a conversation piece all on its own.
Mama O’s Premium Cabbage
If you’re favorite part about kimchi is the crunchy cabbage, this might be the perfect option for you.
This options is definitely one of the more sour flavors of kimchi you are going to find and is definitely going to offer you a cool and unique flavor that even the most experienced kimchi vets might be surprised by.
Another plus of this option is that the jug that it comes in is rather large, meaning that you don’t have to keep making trips to your local specialty Asia market to pick up another helping.
If you are looking for new and fresh ways to integrate kimchi into your diet, consider these as some options:
- Add kimchi to your scrambled eggs
- Layer kimchi on grilled cheese
- Whip kimchi into deviled eggs
- Put kimchi in your tacos
- Stir kimchi into fried rice
- Stuff kimchi into a cheese quesadilla
- Put kimchi on a pizza
- Make a kimchi stew with tofu and dumplings
- Top a rice bowl or bibimbap with kimchi
There are a ton of options that you can try! Hopefully this list will help encourage you to do just that.
More About Probiotics
So, you want to start enjoying the healthful benefits of probiotics, but are not sure where to start?
Well, you’ve come to the right place. Our site Probiotics Council has a whole range of useful tips and pointers with one goal in mind – your gut health!.
Probiotics are the healthy and helpful microorganisms that colonize our gut, our skin, even our reproductive organs. They help our body break down nutrients in our food, help defend our body from would-be infections and pathogens, and can even help reduce the risk of developing anxiety or depressive disorders.
The problem is, is that even though these microorganism colonies known as our microbiome develop naturally, many of the pressures that they are put under thanks to the modern world can dramatically decrease their population.
Thinks like unhealthy foods filled with chemicals and trans fats, alcohol, tobacco, antibiotics, even lack of sleep or exercise, can decimate our microbiome. As a result, you can suffer things like bloating, diarrhea, leaky gut syndrome, skin allergies and acne, anxiety, and more.
As you see, your microbiome is very important to you. And if you are looking to either reintroduce the important microorganisms to your gut, or simply want to encourage greater growth, one great thing to do is to ingest food that is teeming is probiotic life.
The kinds of foods that encourage probiotic growth are fermented foods. Some you have heard of, others you have not. The list includes:
- Pickles (fermented)
- Traditional buttermilk
- Some types of cheese