Do you enjoy kimchi, the (delicious) fermented vegetable treat that has long been a staple in Korean cuisine?
Have you ever made your own?
This Friday, the first-ever Kimchi Battle v1.0 is coming to Prague’s Kampus Hybernská, and visitors are welcome to bring their own homemade kimchi to see who can make the best in Prague.
But if you’re not up to the challenge, you can taste some free samples of a variety of different kinds of authentic Korean kimchi, along with other fermented treats in a non-competitive category, and judge who has the best.
Though most commonly made with cabbage, kimchi can also include fermented radishes, cucumber, eggplant, and really any kind of root vegetable. Garlic, chili powder, ginger, and scallions are often used for seasoning.
This Friday at Kampus Hybernská in Prague, the Kimchi Battle will kick off at 17:00 with competition registration and an exhibition of various kinds of kimchi.
From 18:00, visitors are welcome to sample each competitor’s kimchi and find out who has what it takes. Winners will be announced at 20:30, followed by an afterparty from 21:00.
During the Kimchi Battle, talks will be given about the kimchi fermentation process and the influence of probiotics on health. The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Prague will also speak about the importance of kimchi to Korean cultural identity.
Haven’t been to Kampus Hybernská? The hidden venue has quickly become one of central Prague’s hippest hangouts among the younger generation over the past year.
If you visited the venue over the past sixth months, you might have even spotted actress Cara Delevingne, who was in Prague shooting Carnival Row.