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  • Booklist: Food and Drink (21 titles)
    • New Malden’s 3rd Kimjang Festival

      The Kimjang Festival returns to the streets of New Malden this November: Kimjang Festival 2021 Saturday 20 November 2021 New Malden Sharing is giving. This autumn we are back with the heart of Korean tradition and cuisine, Kimjang, which is the traditional and communal process of preparing, making, and sharing kimchi. For those who aren’t … [Read More]

      Hallyu Con 2021

      Hallyu Con returns to London for its second edition. There are opportunities for you to participate and share your passion in several ways. Follow the links below to find out more. Hallyu Con will be streamed from 2pm UK time on 4 September 2021 Watch on the KCCUK’s YouTube Channel or the dedicated Hallyu Con … [Read More]

      JOO at BUN H주USE casual dining pop-up

      Chef Joo Won, formerly head chef at Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows, is hosting a casual dining pop-up at Soho’s Bun House, featuring a range of sharing plates which bring together Korean and European flavours and techniques. We enjoyed his Korean tasting menu that he created at Galvins, and look forward to trying his dishes in … [Read More]

      A review of the Korean cultural year 2020

      It would be an understatement to say that the cultural year 2020 has been markedly different from previous years. The pandemic has had a huge impact on the cultural scene, with most live events cancelled and event promoters falling back on the internet to provide us with our cultural fixes. Some of these attempts have … [Read More]

      The 2020 (online) Kimjang Festival

      Did you think that the second lockdown would get in the way of the second Kimjang Festival? Think again. The organisers have been working hard to create an online programme of events looking at how people are making kimchi at home in the UK. There are also spotlights on some innovative restaurants and chefs in … [Read More]

      Gallery: CHAGOK CHAGOK at Be-oom tea rooms

      Be-oom’s collaboration with BOMBOM to create a unique evening of Korean-style tapas with wine and tea pairings provided an opportunity for an informal, between lock-down, editorial meeting between LKL’s new visual arts contributor and the website’s founder. Food was beautifully presented with the sort of mild flavours you might find in temple temple. The wine … [Read More]

      Suhyung Lee at Crispins: an oasis in a desert

      Six months after the start of the national lockdown, when we’d been starved of food, companionship and conviviality for half of the year, the one-night pop-up event at Crispins in Spitalfields, featuring Korean chef Suhyung Lee, was like an oasis in the desert. Yes, there was the prospect of some interesting Korean-inspired dishes – we’d … [Read More]

      Hallyu Con 2020: an online celebration of Korean pop culture

      Hot on the heels of KBCE’s Chuseok-themed online event in September comes KCCUK’s hallyu-focused online festival. Hallyu Con 2020 Sunday 4 October 2020, 3pm Livestreamed on the KCCUK YouTube Channel Free Calling all UK and Europe-based Korean culture enthusiasts! Are you keen to join the ultimate celebration of Korean pop culture? This one-day online event, … [Read More]

      An introduction to be-oom tea shop and garden

      와우! be-oom is a new addition to London’s tea scene, serving hand-picked Korean teas sourced from small farms in the Boseong and Hadong regions. They also sell tea ceramics and run Korean tea tasting and tea blending events (see Facebook page for dates). Their tea house in the vibrant Exmouth Market offers a peaceful ‘garden’ … [Read More]

      The annual Harvest Fest moves online

      Congratulations to the organisers of the annual Korean Harvest Fest for putting something so enticing together in these difficult times. The Chuseok celebrations organised by Korean British Cultural Exchange have moved online this year. Plans for screenings in the heard of Koreatown (New Malden) have had to be shelved at the last minute because of … [Read More]