The napa cabbage is a variety of Chinese cabbage native to the Beijing region of China. Since its origin, this barrel-shaped, mild and slightly sweet cabbage has spread across the world. The introduction of napa cabbage to North and South Korea heavily influenced the people and cooking culture. At the time of the introduction, the two countries were not yet divided. As a result, at the time, napa cabbage shifted the food culture in both North and South Korea in the same manner. Here, we will dive into its influence and importance in Korean cooking culture!