Kimchi Goes With Everything
Whether it’s in bouillabaisse or osso bucco, there’s always room for kimchi
When chef Esther Choi (of NYC's Mokbar and Ms. Yoo) is in the SAVEUR test kitchen, you can be sure that a delicious, thought-provoking dinner is about to ensue. In this edition of SAVEUR Suppers, chef Choi partnered with Korean food brand Daesang America, Inc. to help launch two new lines of products geared toward bringing authentic Korean flavors into everyday dishes: O'Food's Kimchi and Gochujang Salsas and Kimchi Pouches by Jongga, the world's leading kimchi producer. "I put kimchi on everything," said chef Choi, "even pizza," and the evening started off with Choi's deep-fried pizza dumplings, stuffed with Italian sausage and O'Food Kimchi Salsa, and served with a kimchi marinara made with O'Food Kimchi Purée. Classically French and Italian dishes like bouillabaisse and osso bucco were subtly transformed with Jongga's Spicy Red Kimchi and O'Food Gochujang Salsa, but the greatest was still yet to come: Choi's apple croustade served with a Chung Jung One gochujang-infused salted caramel sauce that had everyone asking for extras to take home.