Korean kimchi is widely recognized as healthy food both at home and abroad: It has specific taste mingled with aromatic and pungent flavor, which is all the more refreshing. Moreover, it contains vitamins, essential amino acids and minerals.
With the interest in kimchi mounting worldwide, UNESCO registered the recipe for kimchi – the popular food of ours – as the world’s intangible cultural heritage. Recently, a foreign health magazine gave a detailed account of Korean kimchi, one of the five healthy foods of the world.
In our country a mass kimchi production facility – the Ryugyong Kimchi Factory – was inaugurated in the suburbs of Pyongyang City six years ago. There, production of kimchi is fully industrialized to mass-produce various kimchi of choice, even tastier than those prepared by the average household and therefore deserving publicity as one of the world’s best foodstuffs.
Permeated there is also dedication of our respected Comrade Kim Jong Un to providing our people with civilized and affluent life.
Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un said that a modern kimchi factory with a higher level of industrialization and a larger production capacity should be built in order that Pyongyang citizens be supplied with tasty kimchi all the year round on a regular basis. He then personally named the factory to be built as the “Ryugyong Kimchi Factory” and resolved all the issues arising from its construction.
When visiting the Ryugyong Kimchi Factory in June 2016, he gave officials concerned precious teachings to turn the factory into a model factory, an exemplar factory of kimchi factories in our country and also took relevant measures of warm care.
He visited the soon-to-be-inaugurated factory again on January 11, 2017 and made some very valid points: Producing tasty kimchi is of great importance in further developing our national food culture with the ever-increasing level of civilization of our people; now that kimchi has already gained the reputation as one of the world’s five healthy foods, officials and staff in the factory should produce such a quality kimchi that deserves publicity as the world’s best foodstuff.
Now bright faces of mothers buying packed kimchi at the Ryugyong Kimchi Factory counters can be found in every corner of Pyongyang city set against the beautiful wintry scenery.