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also kim·chee  (kĭm′chē)
n. pl. kim·chis also kim·chees
A usually spicy Korean dish made of vegetables, such as cabbage or radishes, that are salted, seasoned, and allowed to ferment.

[Korean kimch'i, possibly from an unattested Old Korean form *kimch'ae : kim, salty (from Middle Chinese γəı̷m; also the source of Mandarin xián) + ch'ae, vegetable, greens (from Middle Chinese tshaj`; see bok choy).]
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(Cookery) a Korean dish made from fermented cabbage or other raw vegetables, garlic, and chillies
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or kim•chee

(ˈkɪm tʃi)

a spicy Korean dish of pickled or fermented cabbage, onions, and seasonings.
[1895–1900; < Korean]
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The Trump Kim-chi Nasi Lemak not only combines the flavors of American dry-aged beef with fried Korean kimchi, it also blends together the tastes of Singapore's Indian, Chinese, Malay and Eurasian cultures.
In fact, when I was in Seoul during president Joseph Estrada's official visit, we ate a lot of 'Kim-chi.'
In this study, an esterase producing Lactobacillus brevis NJ13 was firstly isolated from Kim-chi, a Korean traditional fermented cabbage.
brevis from Kim-chi and we characterized its esterase enzyme and investigated the effects of medium ingredients on esterase production during fermentation using a statistical method to develop isolated strain as a starter culture for fermented dairy product.
Isolation of esterase producing bacteria from Kim-chi: Bacterial isolate NJ13 was obtained from Kim-chi using an esterase screening method in solid medium (Kim et al.
I tried to slip in questions about other things -- silly issues such as relations with dangerous North Korea, nuclear China, ever-troublesome Russia, the economy, the quality of Kim-chi. But it was a no-go.
But the resulting longer wait for the main course, certainly on the set menu we enjoyed, is offset by a procession of delightful courses led by kim-chi, Chinese pickled cabbage which tastes a lot better than it sounds.
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