Kimchi fried rice is one of my first ventures into asian cooking. For those who are afraid of the taste of kimchi, this dish a great way to break in! Cooking the kimchi removes much of the raw and earthy taste it contains, giving it a different characteristic altogether. This dish was especially welcomed during the first year of my college career. What makes it even more appealing is the flexible base that kimchi provides; its easy to modify and change this dish to your own preferences! I think that kimchi fried rice is actually a very good demonstration of how asian cooking is very flexible.