Saturday, November 1, 2008
Korea Festival 2008
Korea Festival 2008 (1-16 Nov) starts today! One of the largest cultural events of its type showcasing music, art, performance, movies, sports and food. I went to the Korean Flavour Fiesta at Vivocity (Skypark, L3) which is on only this weekend (1-2 Nov, 12.30pm to 8pm).
You can tell Korean food isn't one of my favourite, when after 450 posts, I still don't have a single entry on Korean food. I've just never had the fortune to experience really good Korean cuisine to be hooked. But I've been more curious of late. There are more restaurants these days, and hubby's bringing back stories from his Korea trips. Time to explore this more!
The food exhibit is really small (only three booths) but quite educational for me, given that I'm totally uninitiated in this cuisine. They showcased different types of kimchi, cuisine for Korean royalty, and seasonal dishes. I will post detailed photos of the exhibits over the next few days.
They had a small food-tasting area, offering kimchijeon, bulgogi and japchae.
The sample of kimchijeon or kimchi pancake that I got. Tastes like what I thought it might.
Fans of Korean products will be glad to find a small stall with various snacks, fruits and drinks.
Microwave packs. Personally, not my kind of food, but maybe if you're really craving a Korean quickfix at 3am, this might be a stopgap solution. Hmm, on second thoughts, still no.
There's free kimchi-making classes for those interested. They take only 10 at a time, and there are staggered classes.
They have a food institute too. It's in a women's university. Hmm, where do the male chef wannabes go?
Tomorrow: nine different kinds of kimchi!
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