As we have mused before, Asia and it’s food culture is something to wonder at, and a whole new world to explore….. We’ve all had Chinese takeaways by the hundred, but this is probably no more representative of Chinese food than Yorkshire pudding. It takes some basic flavours and ideas and re packages them for our demanding western tastes, but what of the real deal? Here at VoEA we like to poke in a little further, and so we’ve collected together some images from a Toronto based Korean Supermarket. We’ve gone for the non obvious to highlight the many different tastes they have, including the classic Kimchee, which is a spicy pickled cabbage. This is extremely popular in Korea, and other parts of Asia too. If you hover your cursor over the pictures it will tell you exactly what you are looking at if you can’t guess.
All seem tasty at least, and you can’t say they would be short on flavour! In some ways this too is not so representative as 90% of Asia demands on eating fresh food everyday, not packaged, and not from supermarkets. More often than not, your dinner was alive minutes before being on your plate, and not much is kept in fridges. But this gives you an idea at least. This may be old hat to you, but enjoy the pictures all the same. And don’t think about the film ‘Oldboy’ at the same time…..