However, I can't keep silent on this issue anymore. It threatens to come bubbling to the surface, and I feel like I can't be myself. So, revealed here for all the world to see is my shameful secret, something I've only told a few, very close friends:
I don't like kimchi.
The Koreans in my reading audience will tell you that it's very healthy, and that eating kimchi actually burns fat. I know that can't be true, however, it is high in fiber and low in calories. It is, in many ways, a good food, just one that I find myself unable to stomach any longer. Besides, one study links kimchi to higher risks of developing gastric cancer. So, you know, there's that.
There are many aspects of Korean culture and food that I am wholeheartedly embracing. It just so happens that one of the most visible parts of that culture turns my stomach... to my Korean friends, and other kimchi sympathizers, I'm so sorry. However, it leaves more for the rest of you!
Officially swearing off kimchi for the time being,