This Kimchi Soda Bread might sound really exotic and difficult and in a way it is. But if you buy a tin or two of good Kimchi then it really is not much harder than the run of the mill Irish white soda bread. Not to be confused with Irish-American soda bread, which I believe is sweeter and has dried fruit and mixed peel in it. When buying Kimchi, get it in an Asian supermarket or online. You’ll know it’s authentic if the table is written in Korean, or at least not with the Roman alphabet. I recently found a jar of Kimchi in my local (non-Asian) supermarket and it was terrible! Kimchi really is worth making yourself though, if you are someone who likes spicy, pickley flavours. It is also really good for gut-health and even though the diet of South Korea is really high in salt, they still have one of the worlds longest life expectancies. This is because their diet relies so heavily on plants and they eat a lot more fish than meat. Kimchi is an absolute staple and no traditional meal is without it. You can find my Kimchi recipe here, be warned though, it’s highly addictive!
I had this Kimchi Soda Bread piled high with hummus but it would also add another spicy dimension to sandwiches too.