Saturday, October 27th, 2018 - Korean Restaurant Week

Friday October 26th 2018, MELBOURNE, AUSTRAILIA – 2018 Korean Restaurant Week will be held in Melbourne from November 5th to 9th,2018, hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs of the Republic ofKorea and Korean Food Promotion Institute (KFPI).

Korean Restaurant Week will see fourteen restaurants across the city offer discounts and promotionsfor the duration of the event.

As part of Korean Restaurant Week, a‘Taste of Korea’: Hansik workshop and cooking class on Friday, November 2nd, will offer attendees the chance to learn all about Korean cuisine, and try their hand at cooking a Korean meal. The event runs from 2pm till 5pm at the William Angliss Institute in Melbourne.

In addition to the workshop, Monk Sun Jae Ma Yul, the president of KFPI, will present a lecture on Korean temple food, fermented sauces, ‘jang’, and Korean seasonings and ingredients. 

Sun Jae Ma Yul

- President of The Korean Food Promotion Institute

- Guest professor in the Department of Home Economics Education at Dongguk University (DU)

- Given lectures at France's Le Cordon Bleu, the Culinary Institute of America and ICE in the United States, UNISG in Italy and other leading culinary educational institutes

- Jogye Order's first designated master of temple food in 2016

The Ministry and KFPIare together hosting the event to helpAustralianyoungchefs and food enthusiasts learn more about Korean cuisine, and to help spread knowledge of Korean food abroad. Korean food has exploded in popularity globally after the past few years, with many countries seeing Korean cuisine as a leading ‘trend’ in international foods. Little is known worldwide, however, about Korea’s cooking traditions, and local ingredients.

For more information about The Taste of Korea event or to book a free place, email [email protected].




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In conjunction with 2018 Korean Restaurant Week, a ‘Taste of Korea: Hansik’ workshop and Cooking Class will be held on November 2nd at William Angliss Institute, allowing guests to experience hands-on Korean food culture



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