S.Korea launches world kimchi research centre
Wednesday 10 March 2010
South Korea Wednesday opened a kimchi research centre to raise global demand for its iconic dish and for the country's cuisine in general.
The agriculture ministry said the world kimchi laboratory, sited at the Korea Food Research Institute in Bundang south of Seoul, would undertake detailed research into lactic acids created by fermentation and operate a pilot plant to make prototype foods.
Kimchi is a fermented dish made by mixing pickled cabbage, radish and cucumbers with various spices and condiments.
The spicy side dish has inspired its own museum in Seoul and an annual festival and was even blasted into space with the country's first astronaut in 2008.
"The laboratory can provide scientific studies and create data needed to transform kimchi into a more global dish, as well as promote overseas demand for Korean food in general," a ministry official told Yonhap news agency.
The government is trying to promote Korean food overseas. It aims to increase agriculture and fisheries exports to 10 billion dollars by 2012 from 4.8 billion last year.
Life & Style blogs
Ebola outbreak: Why has a disease that's only ever killed 2,000 people captivated the darkest side of our imagination?
Top 10 countries for cosmetic surgery revealed as figures show rising demand for penis enlargements and other procedures
Ebola virus: UK health officials issue warning to doctors as experts admit the outbreak 'is not under control'
Topless sunbathing is no longer 'du jour' in France
Driverless cars to get UK boost with £10m fund and licenses for public roads by January 2015
- 1 Sabina Altynbekova, the girl branded 'too good looking' for volleyball, says social media obsession with her is a 'bit much'
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- < Previous
- Next >
iJobs Food & Drink
£23,000: Sauce Recruitment: A global leader in sports and entertainment is now...
£40000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare : Deerfoot IT Resources Limite...
£30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus+Benefits+Package: Harrington Starr: VB.NET a...
Unpaid voluntary role: Old Royal Naval College: To assist the Visitor Experien...