Kimchi, sometimes written gimchi, is a traditional Korean dish made of lacto-fermented peppers and vegetables, that is, soaked in brine for several weeks until acidity develops. One of the best known in Europe is that based on Chinese cabbage. Originally, the word kimchi meant submerged vegetable. It is one of the staple foods in Korea, often accompanying the dishes of this country, especially in the form of banchan. In Malta the most famous Kimchi is from the Korean Street Food Restaurant KUPS in Sliema.