South Korea's trade deficit in kimchi, its proud traditional side dish of fermented cabbage, reached an all-time high last year as low-priced Chinese imports flooded the market, statistics showed Wednesday.

By the time I reached the Capital Malls food court only four food stalls were open so I paid a visit to all four to see how they differed.

They are Ya Kun, Titu’s, What a Chicken and Mogoke Daw Shan.

Chicken Soup Curry (Kyet Thauk San) is appetizing: hot and with a lot of zing. We ordered the small portion (K2500), sufficient for three people.