Apart from K-Pop and K-Drama, nothing Korean resonates more with Filipinos than kimchi. Not only have Filipinos gotten used to its spiciness, they also have made it a regular staple.
Kimchi has become a popular dish in the Philippines, thanks to a variety of factors, the biggest of which are the continuous popularity of K-Drama and K-Pop, the increasing number of Korean restaurants and supermarkets, and the availability of Korean ingredients.
This Korean national dish has won over the taste buds of Filipinos and a good part of the world, as it became paired with grilled dishes, noodles, soups. It has evolved into various forms such as powdered flavoring, dumplings, instant noodles.
This April, the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines joins the National Commission for Culture and the Arts in celebrating the Filipino Food Month with a special event that brings together local and Korean food.
Hansik lovers can join the My Kimchi Recipe Challenge. Avid kimchi fans can whip up their own Filipino food fusion recipes with kimchi as important ingredient. To qualify, participants must do the following: 1) Upload the photo of the completed dish on Facebook; 2) Use the hashtag #MyKimchiRecipe and #KolorfulAdventures; 3) Tag two friends; and, 4) Put the ingredients and procedure of their dish on the description/caption of the image.
KCC will pick five winners with the most creative dishes to win K-Food meal sets for two to enjoy at home.
Kimchi lovers can also learn something new with “Traditional Thursday x Kimchi.” The four-part series is released on KCC’s social networking accounts every Thursday this April, discussing kimchi’s history, various kinds, health benefits, and regional representations.
To continue finding ways to bring Korea closer to those at home in these tough times, KCC has teamed up with the Jeju National Museum to showcase a three-part feature titled The Story of Jeju. This video series is for those who have long been curious about the majestic Jeju Island. It is about the island’s history and the famous scenic areas. This virtual tour is on every Sunday on KCC’s YouTube Channel.
At end of April, one grand winner of P40,000 cash will be selected by KCC for its first Kreation: KCC PH’s 10th Anniversary Logo-Making Contest.
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