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KCCI announces Korean culinary challenge for cooking enthusiasts


In a bid to celebrate the growing popularity of Korean cuisine in the country, the Korean Cultural Center India (KCCI) has announced the All India Korean food Cooking contest.

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K-food lovers can participate by signing up and uploading their video of cooking a Korean dish — using an authentic recipe or an innovative fusion — until September 11.

The competition is organized by KCCI in association with Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management (BCIHMCT).

According to the organizers, five videos selected from the two categories – professional and non-professional – will make it to the final round based on the number of likes and views until September 30.

korean food has become a rising star of Hallyu (Korean cultural wave) content in India. Media news and market index show that Indians are now interested in Korean cuisine beyond their first love for K-Pop or K-drama.

“We present this K-Food Festival, a gift package for K-food lovers as our response to people’s love and demand,” Hwang Il Yong, director of KCCI, said in a statement.

In the final, which will take place on October 21, participants will present authentic Korean fusion or progressive Korean cuisine which will be judged by chefs from South Korea.

Apart from the cooking competition, there will also be a three-day festival with different cuisines from October 19 to 21 by BCIHMCT on their campus with the participation of other institutes as well.

“October 21 will be a special and exclusive day because ‘K food festival‘ with a special workshop on Korean cuisine by national-level Korean chefs who will be invited from Korea,” the organizers said.

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