Feast on Korean food at an ongoing festival from InKo Centre.
While the city gears up for the finale of the K-Pop Contest, a simultaneous food festival promises to add to the excitement. It has been put together by the Korean Cultural Centre, who first organised a Korean food festival in 2014 at Madras University. “A year later, we introduced Korean processed food such as ramen (instant noodle) and beverages at the Foodpro festival in Chennai Trade Centre,” says Sarah Ahn, Deputy Consul General of Republic of Korea.
Continuing their efforts to promote Korean food in the city, this festival has staples like kimchi (raw vegetables naturally fermented in garlic, ginger and Korean spices) and japchae (stir-fried glass noodles and vegetables), among others. “There are street food options too, like the hotteok (sugar-filled Korean pancake), dak-galbi (spicy stir-fried chicken), tteok-bokki (spicy rice cake), and others,” adds Ahn. However, if you want something beyond the festival’s menu, we suggest you have a look at the new additions at InKo Centre’s cafe, which includes the patbingsu, the popular ice dessert topped with Adzuki beans.
As for the K-Pop contest, the winners of this event (chosen from hopefuls from seven states) will get a chance to participate in the Changwon K-Pop World Festival in Korea later this year. Besides the performances by the participants and the food festival, there is the Korean teen group, JJCC (formed under the management of the Jackie Chan Group Korea), who will be performing too at Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Hall.
Tomorrow, 3.30 pm to 7.30 pm. Entry free. Details: 40615504
— Karan Pillai