Kimchi -after midnight
I eat it with a fork out of the jar during old movies (alone). C'hound got me hooked, and I don't know whether to throw rocks at you or kiss your cheek. And midnight was an exaggeration. Ten o'clock is my limit, and a thousand people have told me not to exaggerate.
Getting to the point; what goes best with Kimchi, apre-dinner?
Hey, if you're already watching a movie, try some popcorn!
I am an "out-of-the-jar" Kimchee guy, too- so I'll pop a batch of popcorn, lightly butter, then sprinkle with a bit of salt and a pinch of sugar (like a kettle corn flavor)- the texture contrasts with the cabbage nicely!
From my military days, pre marriage - (and when I'm home alone)
Any of the below cut, pressed, or formed in small enough pieces to be wrapped in the kimchi leaves -
rice balls (cold rice formed into balls)
leftover cold fried chicken
pork belly chunks
whole garlic cloves
red or green whole peppers (mild or hot)
Some nice ideas here, thanks. Kimchi seems to be a really versatile condiment/ingredient with any meal, snack, or time of day. I bumped it up to #1 on my "comfort food" profile. At my age, if you can get $5 of pleasure from a 15 ounce jar, you do it. Elliot Spitzer, take note.