The United Nations is composured to grant Intangible Cultural Heritage status to the making of North Korean kimchi.
The UN’s cultural agency Unesco has already bestowed the honour on the manufacture of the South Korean version of the pickled cabbage dish.
Given that it has described kimchi from both Koreas as “delicious”, it is expected North Korean kimchi will also receive the title.
Sour and often spicy, kimchi is a daily staple in both Koreas.
It is often homemade and comes in many varieties. There are intense rivalries between regions and families over who has the best version.