The Kimichi Dude Puts a Vegan Spin on Pizza

A Totally New Kind of “Peace-Zah”

I’ve been at this pizza review thing for nearly five years now, and I’ve tried just about every type of pizza that I can think of. That all changed one day when I received an instagram message from “The Kimichi Dude” asking me to come try something totally new to NEPA known as Kimichi Pizza. I may be well rounded in the pizza realm, but I’ve never heard of kimichi before, so I had to go check this out, but first I needed to do a little research on what kimichi is. Wikipedia provided a pretty solid foundation to start my trip:

Kimchi a staple in Korean cuisine, is a traditional side dish made from salted and fermented vegetables, most commonly napa cabbages and Korean radishes, with a variety of seasonings including chili powder, scallions, garlics, ginger, and salted seafood among others. There are hundreds of varieties of kimchi made with different vegetables as the main ingredients. In traditional preparations, kimchi was stored underground in jars to keep cool, and unfrozen during the winter months. These days, kimchi refrigerators are used instead.

The Kimichi Dude, also known as Randy told me that his inevitable goal is to open a 100% raw food restaurant in downtown Scranton and is currently perfecting his product in his home and at local farmers markets until he finds a space. He currently operates at farmer’s markets and out of his home, and I went to visit his home in Scranton to check out this “Peace-Zah” as he calls it. After entering, I was greeted by Randy and also had the pleasure of meeting fellow foodie, and the owner of “Kline’s Korner” on the way in! He …read more