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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 […]

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2018 travel diary 2 – Chollipo revisited

by Philip Gowman 10 December 2018
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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 […]

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You come in, I come out: a gay man in the South Korean army

by Events Editor 29 November 2018
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Jeram Yunghun Kang tells his personal and disturbing story of coming out as gay in the South Korean army, and discusses the institutional homophobia that still criminalises gay men in the military today. Jeram is a London based artist who earlier this year produced an art installation and book, ‘You Come In, I Come Out’ […]

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Exhibition: Taste of Korea — Jeonju

by Events Editor 21 November 2018
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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 […]

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Taste of Korea: Jeonju — demonstration with Chef Hyungsoo Yim

by Events Editor 21 November 2018
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In 2012 UNESCO designated Jeonju a ‘Creative City for Gastronomy’ for its long history of enriching Korean cuisine. Taste of Korea: Jeonju will celebrate the region with a host of events, including an exciting learning experience led by chef Yim. The event will include a cooking demonstration of two Jeonju classics that are featured in […]

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Radio Kimchi Kpop fair

by Events Editor 3 November 2018
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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 […]

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Korean Temple Food Demonstration by Balwoo Gongyang

by Events Editor 15 October 2018
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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 […]

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K-Beauty pop-up store @Westfield White City

by Events Editor 15 October 2018
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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 […]

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Kimchi demonstration by Lee Ha-yeun

by Events Editor 13 September 2018
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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 […]

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Restaurant visit: Suhyung Lee and Yujung Kim at Carousel

by Philip Gowman 10 September 2018
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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 […]

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Spurs gain from Korea’s Asian Games victory

by Philip Gowman 2 September 2018
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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 […]

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Carousel Presents Suhyung Lee and Yujung Kim

by Events Editor 2 September 2018
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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 | […]

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A look at Hay Joung Hwang’s silver gilt winning LG Eco-City Garden

by Philip Gowman 5 June 2018
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Two years ago at the Chelsea Flower Show Hay Joung Hwang teamed up with LG to showcase how technology can be used to maximise the benefits from an urban garden – from lighting to smart sensors to monitor the moisture and nutrients in the soil. Encouraged by the silver gilt awarded to the garden, the […]

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Chelsea Flower Show: Hay-joung Hwang’s LG Eco-City Garden

by Events Editor 3 May 2018
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After winning silver-gilt in 2016, let’s hope Hwang Hay-joung earns a medal upgrade this year: LG Eco-City Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show 22 – 26 May Designed by: Hay-Joung Hwang Built by: Randle Siddeley Ltd Sponsored by: LG Electronics LG Eco-City Garden represents the green space allocated to one housing unit in a ‘vertical […]

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Wookwan’s Korean Temple Food – Book Talk and Tasting Event

by Events Editor 11 April 2018
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What a shame this clashes with the opening night of 4482 – Butterfly Effect at the Bargehouse. Nevertheless, this temple food event is sure to be extremely popular, so make sure you get your application in. Yes, note the unusual registration process, which suggests that the attendee list may be prioritised in the event of […]

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On the Bab brings you On the Dak

by Philip Gowman 24 March 2018
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Walking from SOAS to the KCC yesterday to mark the book launch of Lee Yil’s selected writings I came across a new venture from the Korean street food chain On the Bab. At 1 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, is their new foray into KFC, On the Dak, bringing different flavours of fried chicken with kimchi […]

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Event news: Cooking with North Korean Refugees

by Events Editor 24 January 2018
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An event which promises to be informative and worthwhile. The price is pitched to raise a bit of funding for a very worthy cause. Cooking with North Korean Refugees Tue 20 February 2018 18:30 – 21:30 Venue: London Tickets: £50 plus fee | Book tickets on Eventbrite Korean food might be everywhere in the UK […]

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