Kimchi is the national dish of Korea, a melange of fermented vegetables, primarily cabbage, seasoned with garlic, cilantro, scallions and radish. It has been around since ancient times.
The original “aioli” is like mayonnaise, an emulsion of egg yolk, oil, and garlic. It is thought to have originated in Provence, France. There are many variations on the recipe in different cultures and regions across Europe.
Tulkoff Foods of Baltimore is seizing on the trend of introducing exciting flavors to American consumers, and has rolled out Spicy KimChi Aioli. It can be used as a mayonnaise replacement on sandwiches, burgers, as a dressing or dip. It has an orange tint, and pieces of cilantro, garlic and cabbage are very evident. Hving lived in Asia for a number of years, I’ve become aware of some of the subtle nuances of regional foods, and am happy Tulkoff, for one, is introducing these flavors to the US market.
This is an exciting new addition to my condiment choices, and I usually have a raft of them, many sampled to be never used again. Not this. My first pass was on a chicken sandwich, and it took my lunch to an entirely new level. Added to a hamburger the next day, with “non-conventional” vegetables, such as raw cukes and radishes, it was an entirely new taste and texture sensation, transforming anold favorite into an all new favorite!
Tulkoff’s Spicy Kimchi Aioli comes in a partially clear 18 ounce squeeze bottle, with a hinge squeeze cap and sealed for safety on store shelves. It’s Orthodox Union certified Kosher.
Now in its third generation of family ownership, Tulkoff dates back to the early 1930s, when Harry and Lena Tulkoff started a small concern to sell produce. As their business grew, costumers took a special shine to the Tulkoff’s prepared horseradish, and the family opted to focus on that segment.
From that humble beginning, Tulkoff has grown into a national manufacturer and wholesaler of dressings, horseradish products, sauces, dips, and garlic products, in fact, over 400 products!
They are also well respected as a co-packer; a co-packer is a company that is contracted by other brands (or stores) to make products to the brand’s specifications.
The company has some very creative recipes on their website, worth checking out.
You can find Tulkoff products at many fine supermarket chains nationwide, check out this list for a chain near you! We’ll be reporting on more of Tulkoff’s offerings in the future, I am sure.
(Eds. Note) Product was furnished by the manufacturer for this review.
Tulkoff Spicy Kimchi Aioli