This Kimchi Donut thing happened a couple years back, but we were just reminded of it. It was one of the globally inspired varieties of donut that Dunkin’ Donuts South Korea launched… and they probably weren’t expecting the resounding “Ewww!” that they got from most of America. We have to admit, it did sound pretty terrible at first (“Oh, those silly Koreans putting kimchi in everything again.”), but then we saw the picture, and it looks just like the tasty, savory buns filled with meat/veggies that Grandpa Choe gets from the Korean Market every week. Not so weird after all. But we’d prefer the fancypants gourmet version of the Kimchi Donut by Dirt Candy, one of NYC’s best vegetarian restaurants, served with watermelon radish kimchi.
And hey, if we can combine our beloved bacon with donuts (Bacon Maple Bar) and the classic hamburger with donuts (Luther Burger), can we really get that grossed out over what the rest of the world chooses to put in their fried dough?