At my weekly Walmartian journey, I discovered they had kimchi. Yum! And there were two different brands which means I would have to see which one tastes better. By tastes better, I mean whichever one tastes the most like what I grew up eating.
Kings Kimchi: Glass jar. 8 ingredients. Good
Nasoya Kimchi: Plastic jar. Tons of ingredients. “Contains: Wheat”
Kings Kimchi: Crunchy. Ripe. Salty.
Nasoya Kimchi: Mushy. Weird. Can’t describe.
Nasoya Kimchi is disgusting. 1 star; would not try again. I’ve been sitting in front of my laptop trying to think of a word to describe the flavor of this kimchi; gross, odd, unpleasant, disturbing. How one manages to mess up making something that only requires putting three ingredients in a jar and waiting, is remarkable. Maybe it tastes so bad because of the extra ingredients including carrots (?) and wheat (?). It seems people may have forgotten traditions.
However King’s Kimchi tastes identical to my mom’s kimchi; fermented, not too salty or spicy, and yummy. Well done. 4/5 stars. Recommended.