Kimchi wars: South Korea attempts to differentiate Chinese and Korean versions of popular fermented cabbage dish


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The kimchi war between South Korea and China has just seen its latest twist. South Korea’s cultural authorities announced on Thursday that they have given popular dish kimchi its first official Chinese translation, prompting an angry reaction on Chinese social media. Kimchi, a side dish of spicy, fermented cabbage, is usually referred to in Chinese as pao cai . However, this is also the name for a pickled vegetable dish that shares similarities with kimchi but differs in the ingredients and preparation method used. The confusion has led to disputes between Chinese and Korean people online, with each claiming kimchi...