What is kimchi?
Kimchi is a traditional Korean pickled condiment made of fermented vegetables with a variety of seasonings. The types most widely known are made with napa cabbage, Korean radish (mu), Japanese radish (daikon), cucumber, and scallions.
Is all kimchi vegan and gluten-free?
All Anomaly Season kimchi products are vegan and gluten-free. Depending on region and season, most traditional recipes call for seasonings such as beef stock, salted shrimp, anchovy sauce, and/or oysters to be combined with garlic, ginger, Korean chili flakes, salt, and sugar. Some recipes also call for rice starch or wheat starch to thicken brines.
What is the shelf life and should it be refrigerated?
Kimchi is a lacto-fermented food that can be enjoyed for months or even years based on the variety. Anomaly Season recommends enjoying its products within 12 months of when batches were made and dates each jar accordingly. Kimchi should be refrigerated as it slows down fermentation and helps maintain freshness. If kept in room temperature, kimchi will rapidly age and the taste/texture will change dramatically.
What does the logo represent?
The Anomaly Season logo is an homage to the Onggi, a traditional Korean earthenware crock used for fermenting kimchi, soy sauce, soybean paste, hot pepper paste, etc. Prior to the days of refrigeration, traditionally prepared kimchi was stored underground in an onggi to prevent freezing during the winter and keep cool during the summer.