Many of you probably know and love kimchi (at least my Minnesota friends) but for those of you who don't know, it's the national dish of Korea. When a Korean asks if you like kimchi there's only one response...an enthusiatic yes. Actually most Koreans I've met don't necessarily ask if I like Korean food. Instead they say, "Korean food. Is it delicious?"
There are over a hundred varieties of kimchi but the most popular or common one is spicy fermented cabbage. No matter what you order at a restaurant you will receive a number of side dishes - at least one of them will be common kimchi. I've come to like a pickled radish one. It's neon yellow, crunchy, and a bit sour. My taste buds are changing already.
The aforementioned side dishes.
stacks of pottery
Traditional pottery kiln...
still in use.
I'm a little frightened of goats - I have been ever since I was chased by one when I was in kindergarten. This guy was roaming around the pear orchards near the pottery village.
Asian pear trees