Sunday, November 14, 2010

Day 91

Korean Pickled Radish: As my readers know, I'm a big fan of all the Asian foods that the BHFM has to offer, and the "lunch box" that I bought last week offered some great new foods for me. Along with the four different offerings that came with the box, there was also some traditional Korean picked radish included. I've seen this particular item frequently packaged with various Korean foods, but never had the chance to try it. It's bright yellow color intrigued me, so I wondered what it would taste like.
The first thing I noticed was the strange texture that the radish had - it was sliced thick and had a weight to it that didn't at all seem like a pickled vegetable. I tried a bite, and it surprisingly had a nice crunch to it that was extremely different compared to the texture. Taste-wise, it had a tangy, citrus-y bite that didn't taste like I expected. From what I've read online, this particular radish is an extremely popular condiment for lots of Korean food, and is easily pickled at home with basic ingredients. I've also seen packaged versions of this radish at various Asian markets, but I can't imagine buying it in bulk for my purposes at home.

I can't say I loved this particular pickled food, even though I love most anything pickled. However, I'm glad I tried.

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