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Korean actor Choo Ja-hyun apologizes for referring to kimchi as Chinese dish pao cai

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  • Korean actor Choo Ja-hyun has apologized after referring to kimchi as pao cai, a Chinese dish, in a video.
  • Choo uploaded the mukbang video on Friday to her Chinese social media page on Xiaohongshu.
  • Many Korean internet users criticized the actor, and the video was deleted shortly after.
  • Choo later explained that she had used the term pao cai as a translation for kimchi but later realized that the correct Chinese translation would have been shin chi.

Korean actor Choo Ja-hyun has delivered an apology after posting a video to her Chinese social media page in which she refers to kimchi as pao cai, a similar Chinese pickled dish. 

Choo uploaded the video, in which she is seen eating a bowl of ramen with kimchi, to the Chinese social media platform Xiaohongshu on Friday. When showing the kimchi, the caption within the video referred to the side dish as “pao cai.”