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?
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.
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)
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!