A plate with traditional Korean kimchi – made of cabbages seasoned with spices – is seen on a table of a restaurant in Seoul. Photo: Reuters
A plate with traditional Korean kimchi – made of cabbages seasoned with spices – is seen on a table of a restaurant in Seoul. Photo: Reuters
South Korea

Kimchi clash: China, South Korea netizens in online showdown over origin of cabbage staple

  • China recently won international certification for pao cai, a pickled vegetable dish from Sichuan, and claimed the kimchi industry is Chinese-led
  • But South Koreans were quick to dispute this, accusing China of stealing their cuisine. Officials said it is important to differentiate the two dishes

A plate with traditional Korean kimchi – made of cabbages seasoned with spices – is seen on a table of a restaurant in Seoul. Photo: Reuters
A plate with traditional Korean kimchi – made of cabbages seasoned with spices – is seen on a table of a restaurant in Seoul. Photo: Reuters
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