China and South Korea are arguing a pickled food. The two countries are a dispute over a savoury pickled cabbage dish. China is trying to win an international certificate pao cai, a savoury vegetable dish Sichuan province. However, South Korean officials are angry this. They say this dish is too much like kimchi - perhaps the most famous food South Korea. Kimchi is a staple in Korean cuisine. It is a traditional dish salted and fermented vegetables, such as cabbage and Korean radish. It is made a wide variety seasonings, including chilli powder, spring onions, garlic, ginger, and salted seafood. Pao cai is a pickle, usually made using cabbage, mustard, peppers and ginger.
South Korea is angry that China says it has won certification the International Organization Standardization (ISO) for its kimchi making process. South Korean officials say pao cai, "has nothing to do kimchi". They added: "We need to understand that pao cai is different kimchi." People in Korea are angry that China is trying to claim the standard the kimchi-making process. A professor Korea said: "China lacks efforts to understand the culture and history surrounding nations." On social media in China, people said most kimchi eaten South Korea is made in China. One person wrote: "Even the pronunciation kimchi originated Chinese."