'In Europe it’s kimchi, but not as we know it'


"The localization of kimchi is in full swing in Europe, with dozens of restaurants there incorporating the Korean signature dish into cocktails and burgers to significant commercial success. 

The World Institute of Kimchi recently conducted a survey of 94 restaurants in Europe that offered kimchi-related dishes to identify the different ways that kimchi was being incorporated into local cuisines. The five cities surveyed were London, Berlin, Madrid, Rome and Paris.  

The institute found that 18.5 percent of kimchi-related dishes found in the restaurants were non-Korean, localized dishes such as tacos, burgers, sandwiches, croquettes and cocktails. "