This video was made by a food company to promote Kimchi. It is not surprising that there are Kimchi fried rice, Kkakdugi, Dongchimi, and Cabbage Kimchi on the table of Koreans. As such, Kimchi is an important food for Koreans. In the past, there was also a Kimchi-making vacation to help make Kimchi during the Kimchi-making season. There was also a Kimchi forecast that introduced the good weather to make Kimchi. There was even a Kimchi bonus.
The Kimchi culture is a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. The Kimchi-making culture is a community culture that makes, shares, and enjoys Kimchi together, and can be represented as the identity of Koreans.
There are also Kimchi refrigerators in modern times. It is a refrigerator dedicated to storing Kimchi like wine sellers. There is also a Kimchi game. The rule is to tell any kinds of vegetables and then search for Kimchi that is named after the vegetables. If there is Kimchi made with those vegetables, you will lose. Kimchi made of various ingredients such as durian Kimchi, asparagus Kimchi, and basil Kimchi, was searched for, making headlines. Kimchi has created various cultures in the lives of Koreans from the past to the present.
Such tradition indeed contributed a lot to the Kimchi industry. Not only people have got to know more about our traditional dish, but also we have achieved a certain level of pride and responsibility in our traditions via the Kimchi Universe. The clip includes the whole process of making Kimchi starting from the very bottom of the recipe. It entails the wisdom of our ancestors, not to mention their passion for Kimchi. Last but not least, the clip points out the difference between our dish and Chinese pickled vegetables. This specifically rebuts the recent Chinese stances of the whole Kimchi-mimicking-their-dish nonsense story.
Ever since its creation, Kimchi has been undetachable to our lives and our culture. The series show us how much important can it be to us and therefore, how much we should appreciate the tradition. It is not enough to just know that we own the tradition. We should let it be known widely that Kimchi is our beloved dish and no other culture can dare to take it from us.