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 | […]

On the Bab brings you On the Dak

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 […]

Event news: Cooking with North Korean Refugees

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 […]

Kitchen Cabinet – the Korean edition

Radio 4’s food programme the The Kitchen Cabinet will be broadcasting from New Malden this Saturday, featuring all things Korean. On the panel will be Jordan Bourke, co-writer with Rejina Pyo of Our Korean Kitchen. The broadcast will be at 10:30 on Saturday morning, 27 January. It will be available on iPlayer thereafter.

Exhibition: The Winter Wonders of PyeongChang

News of the KCC’s first exhibition of 2018: The Winter Wonders of PyeongChang Korean Cultural Centre UK | Grand Buildings | 1 – 3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW 10 January – 17 February 2018 The Winter Wonders of PyeongChang is an exhibition presented by UK Sport and the Korean Cultural Centre UK. Opened exactly […]