Byungchan Kim is runner-up in HIX Award 2018

Quite by chance last week I happened to be visiting the offices of one of the sponsors of the HIX Award – though I didn’t know this connection in advance. The HIX Award is open to current art students and graduates of the last two years and is aimed at helping with the transition between […]

Kia wins Car of the Year award

Congratulations to Kia for being the first Korean manufacturer to win Car of the Year award from the UK’s What Car? magazine. According to the magazine, “the e-Niro beats its rivals via knockout rather than on points, because it’s the first sensibly priced electric car that can fit into most people’s lives.” The company’s press […]

Cooking with North Korean Refugees

Thu 7 February 2019 18:30 – 21:30 GMT Organised by Connect: North Korea Tickets £43.23 | Book via EventBrite We’re delighted to announce ‘Cooking with North Korean Refugees’ is back! Korean cuisine is spreading far and wide across the UK, but the Korean food eaten in London almost exclusively comes from south of the DMZ. Join […]

2018 travel diary 2 – Chollipo revisited

10 November 2018. In Chollipo’s famous Arboretum the best of the Autumn colour had finished, but there were still some good reds, oranges and yellows to be found, and the grasses were particularly fine. In October last year this new statue of Carl Ferris Miller, Chollipo’s founder, was installed in this secluded area in the […]

Exhibition: Taste of Korea — Jeonju

The KCC’s final exhibition of the year takes you on a trip to Korea’s culinary capital: Taste of Korea: Jeonju 22 Nov 2018 – 12 Jan 2019 | Mon-Fri: 10am – 6pm Sat: 11am – 5pm Korean Cultural Centre UK In partnership with the Korea Traditional Culture Center The Taste of Korea: Jeonju introduces this […]

Radio Kimchi Kpop fair

Radio Kimchi UK hosts what is said to be the UK’S only K-Pop radio show from their base in Kingston / New Malden. This is their first major physical event. Stay up to date by checking out the event’s Facebook page K-POP Fair 2018 Sun 25th Nov at 2:00pm – 5:30pm O2 Academy | Islington […]

Korean Temple Food Demonstration by Balwoo Gongyang

A live-cooking demonstration of Korean Temple Food will be hosted by the Michelin-starred Seoul restaurant Balwoo Gongyang at the Le Cordon Bleu on 22 Oct 6:30-8:30pm. The Executive Chef, Ji-Young Kim will share three beautifully inspired dishes. Napa cabbage kimchi with riped persimmon Deep-fried assorted mushroom coated with sweet and spicy Gochujang paste Lotus root […]

K-Beauty pop-up store @Westfield White City

Get ready for the cold and dry weather with a wide range of Korean beauty products at q pop-up store at Westfield: K-beauty Pop-up Store Westfield London | Ariel Way | White City | London W12 7GF 29th October – 4th November 2018 More information: www.facebook.com/events/2122216008031956/ The pop-up store will be located on the ground […]

Kimchi demonstration by Lee Ha-yeun

Taking advantage of Lee Ha-yeun’s trip to the UK to participate in the Kingston Chuseok festivities, the KCC has organised a separate kimchi demonstration in the centre of town. But unless you were very quick with your registration, you’ll have to go down to Kingston on 22 September to see her demo. Kimchi demonstration by […]

Restaurant visit: Suhyung Lee and Yujung Kim at Carousel

Over the recent half a dozen years, there have been several opportunities to explore Western cuisine with Korean influences. A couple of them have been for guests of the KCC only. First, to celebrate the Korean programme of events around the London 2012 Olympics a star chef from the CJ Food stable presented a VIP […]

Spurs gain from Korea’s Asian Games victory

It was only a few days ago that the Vietnamese national football team, enjoying a remarkable run of success in the Asian Games under their Korean coach Park Hang-seo, had ambitions of making it to the final. They were up against South Korea in the semis. Park’s success has been followed closely from Korea, [reported […]

Carousel Presents Suhyung Lee and Yujung Kim

Don’t miss this opportunity to sample the food of Suhyung Lee and Yujung Kim, who are guest chefs at Marylebone’s foodie establishment Carousel for ten days in early September. Carousel Presents Suhyung Lee and Yujung Kim Carousel | 71 Blandford Street | Marylebone | London W1U 8AB | T: +44 (0)20 7487 5564 www.carousel-london.com 4 – 15 September | […]