Hahn's Info

Ok, here we go.. Korean Food, in general, is really very new to America, when compared with other Cuisines.  This is mainly due to the recent immigration of Koreans to The United States.  Korean BBQ has been very warmly received in America, since BBQ and grilling is a big deal here, it was a natural fit. On the other hand, we feel that some things need a bit of explaining, where Korean food is concerned, that is why we decided to have this FAQ section... 

Kim Chee!   Just what is it? 
Well, dear customers, Kim Chee is the national vegetable of Korea, most of the vegetables that are on the Korean menu, are prepared and seasoned in various ways.    Kim Chee is a preserved Cabbage, and is preserved using simple, natural methods... We start with Napa Cabbage, it is first salted, and let sit for just a few hours, then all the salt is washed out... at this time the seasonings are added, the seasonings varied from family to family... some like it spicy, and others like it mild or even a little sweet. 

It is always best that Kim Chee is served as fresh as possible, in otherwords, these myths that Kim Chee spends time underground for long periods of time... "fermenting"  is a bunch of "Poppycock"!     The underground method was a primitive form of refrigeration.. Now that refrigerators are widely available, we now use them!   LOL!   It is always best served soon after making it, and chilled in the refrigerator...

Hahn's Kim Chee is what we like to call a perfectly balanced Kim Chee, it is not too Spicy, Sweet, Shrimpy, or Garlicky...  It has a perfect balance of all the ingredients, and they blend together beautifully, creating a truly awesome Kim Chee, that can be enjoyed by just about anyone!  Once you understand how to properly use Kim Chee, of course!

How To Use Kim Chee!
Kim Chee should not be eaten by itself, unless of course, you are a hardcore Kim Chee Freak!  Think of Kim Chee as if it were an accompaniment!  like a caper, or a pickle that you would put on a sandwich, perhaps Sauerkraut on a Hot Dog, or relish on a burger!   Kim Chee is meant to be eating along with other foods... here are a few of my favorite suggestions..

* Kim Chee with Rice.. one of the most basic pleasures of the Korean menu, wrap a leaf of KimChee around some hot steamed rice, pick it up, and eat it...  Mmmm, tasty O! 

* Kim Chee with Grilled Meat!  This is one of the worlds great flavor combos, you will flip, when you try this.. With you fork, Harpoon a leaf of KimChee, then Spear a piece of finely Grilled Hahn's BBQ meat, Chicken, Beef, Pork..  Now, eat!   Mmmm,  most excellent, you see now!!   What a Great Taste!

* KimChee, Rice, and Hahn's Finely Grilled Meat...
follow the above instructions, got it?  good! now eat..
you see the light now don't you!   If you have followed these directions, a new world of dining has just opened up to you, with a "Plethora" of new flavors and textures to enjoy.   Kim Chee enhances, and adds to the flavors of things that are already


Kim Chee Types!

There are actually quite a few different types of Kim Chee... The most common, of course, is the Napa, Cabbage Kim Chee, this is the one that you will find on  your plate, here  at Hahn's... 

The other types that are absolutely out of this world, are as follows...

* DaiKon Radish Kim Chee.. This Kim Chee is made from those huge white radishes you see in the markets.., it is cut into bite sized pieces, mixed with a zippy, mild pepper base, and refrigerated... This is my favorite!

*Cucumber Kim Chee... take a whole pickling cucumber split it down the middle, and mix in your mild pepper garlic, onion and other seasonings, let sit in the fridge, for about an hour, and your ready to role...

*Winter Kim Chee, this is a radish KimChee, made with mild seasonings, and put into a chilled soupy base...

*Sliced Cucumber Kim Chee.. like the cucumber salad we server here at Hahn's delicately seasoned, totally mild, and refreshing... this one shows, that KimChee is not always spicey! 

Now, there are many more types of Kim Chee, many made with vegetation, that is not commonly eating here in the United States, many of these other types of Kim Chee  demand an acquired taste

I hope this brief intro was helpful to you, and lets you enjoy Hahn's KimChee Regularly.
        Hahn's Info