Apart from pop music and entertainment, nothing says Korea more than kimchi. Considered a national dish in Korea, it has captivated the taste buds of Filipinos and other people all over the world. This dish of pickled and fermented cabbage and other vegetables is often paired with grilled meats, noodles and soups, and it evolved into various forms such as powdered flavoring, dumplings, instant noodles and a lot more.
This April, Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines (KCC) joins the National Commission for the Culture and the Arts in celebrating the Filipino Food Month with a special event that brings together local and Korean foods.
Hansik lovers can join the feast in the My Kimchi Recipe Challenge. Kimchi fans can now raid their kitchen and whip up their own fusion recipes with kimchi as an important ingredient. In order to qualify, participants must upload the photo of the completed dish on Facebook; use the hashtag #MyKimchiRecipe and #KolorfulAdventures; tag two friends; and put the ingredients and directions of their dish on the description/caption of the image.
KCC will choose five winners with the most creative dishes to win K-food meal sets for two to enjoy at home.
Moreove, kimchi lovers can also learn something new in Traditional Thursday x Kimchi. The four-part series, which will be released on KCC’s social network accounts every Thursday in April, will be discussing kimchi’s history, varieties, health benefits and regional representations.
In an effort to continue finding ways to bring Korea closer to those at home during these tough times, KCC has teamed up with the Jeju National Museum to showcase a three-part feature titled The Story of Jeju. This video series is perfect for those who have long been curious about Jeju Island. These videos will put the island’s history and attractions in the spotlight. The Jeju Island virtual tour is on KCC’s YouTube channel every Sunday.
Stay updated about KCC’s other events and activities by following their social media accounts on Facebook and on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube (KCCPhil).