Global Taste of Korea – Competition – Open till 19th June!

Global Taste of Korea
Global Taste of Korea

The Korean Cultural Centre UK is holding a Korean food competition for anyone who is interested in Korean

foods and enjoys cooking. The event details are below:

Application Window: 22nd May 2014 – 19th June 2014

Required documents: Application Form

Regional Round: Cooking Competition

Available Seats: 10

Menu : One main dish inspired by Korean Street Foods based on Korean sauces (soy sauce, bean paste, hot pepper paste), for example BBQ burger

※ All ingredients for cooking will be served freely.

Date: 5th July 2014, 10:00- 13:00

Venue: Central Street Cookery School,St Luke’s Community Centre, 90 Central Street | London EC1V 8AJ

Criteria to participate: Any non-Korean over 18, not of Korean descent

Judging Criteria: Taste 40, Creativity 30, Practicality 20 and Interview 10

Awards

– 1st Prize: Invitation to Korea to participate in the final round of the competition

(Winner of the Final Round will receive $10,000)

– 2nd Prize: KOOCOO Korean Rice Cooker

– 3rd Prize: Gift Card for a Korean Restaurant

– 4th Prize: Gift Card for a Korean Restaurant

– 5~10th Prize: Ingredients for Korean Cooking

Please download the attached application form from the website

Email: info@kccuk.org.uk / Fax: +44 (0)20 7004 2600

In person or post: Korean Cultural Centre UK, Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5BW

Savouring Korea, the taste of home at the Corbet Place Bar and Lounge

Savouring Korea, the taste of home at the Corbet Place Bar and Lounge

This weekend (25th April ~27th April) saw me grabbing a bite of a Korean burrito at the Corbet Place bar & lounge in London. It was a special 3 day event run by Joo Lee founder of Korrito, a Korean BBQ food stall. As well as having her food stall set up outside the bar, she took the opportunity to show her three part documentary exploring the past present and the future of Korean cuisine inside the bar. (The bar was serving Korean cocktails and I had a soju mixed with pomegranate, aloe vera, lime and mint which was surprisingly nice!!)

The documentary takes you through Joo’s personal journey and what food means to her, although born in Korea, she moved to the UK when she was three. She found food as a way of staying connected with her homeland. She seeks views from celebrity chefs and food writers about global perspectives on Korean food and journeys to her homeland to discover what makes Korean food so unique. She visits the 100 year old Gwangjang Market in Seoul and discusses adapting tastes to suit different cultural palettes.  After hungrily watching the mini documentary, I was glad to be able to stuff my face with an interesting mix of Korean Mexican food – the chicken burrito with Kimchi fried rice at the Korrito food stall. It was delicious and because I was unable to take a selfie of me enjoying the burrito, you will have to make do with this quick sketch I produced! Clearly in the second panel, you can see me chewing my buldak chicken burrito which I hold in one hand whilst stretching my other for some apparent reason!

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