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Foreigners’ Satisfaction with Korean Food Lowest in Japan: Poll

Foreigners’ Satisfaction with Korean Food Lowest in Japan: Poll

SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreigners satisfaction over traditional Korean food, known as hansik in Korea, was the lowest in the neighboring country of Japan, poll showed Monday, amid frayed ties between the two countries over a number of diplomatic issues. Japanese people’s awareness of Korean food came at 32.8 percent, compared to the [...]

Korean Cultural Center in Italy Promotes Korean Food to Local Bloggers

Korean Cultural Center in Italy Promotes Korean Food to Local Bloggers

ROME, NOV. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korean Cultural Center in Italy has held a cooking class with local bloggers and journalists as part of efforts to promote Korean food. During the special cooking class which took place on Monday, nine bloggers and web magazine editors learned to make traditional Korean dishes as well as Korean-Italian [...]

‘Bulgogi’ and ‘Jjimdak’ Most Popular Dishes Among Foreign Residents

‘Bulgogi’ and ‘Jjimdak’ Most Popular Dishes Among Foreign Residents

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – ‘Bulgogi’ and ‘jjimdak’ have been found to be two of the most popular Korean dishes among foreign nationals living in South Korea, according to a new survey. The survey conducted by food and beverage company CJ CheilJedang on Tuesday revealed that bulgogi is the most popular Korean dish among foreign [...]

Report Shows Fading Popularity of “Korean Wave”

Report Shows Fading Popularity of “Korean Wave”

SEOUL, April 11 (Korea Bizwire) – The global popularity of hallyu (the Korean Wave) content is gradually waning.  Based on an online survey of 7,200 consumers from 15 countries in six continents (from October to December 2016), Monday’s report by the Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange showed that only 31 percent of the respondents had [...]

Singapore Airlines Introduces Korean Food from Two-Star Michelin Chef

Singapore Airlines Introduces Korean Food from Two-Star Michelin Chef

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Singapore Airlines said Monday that it is partnering with Yim Jung-sik, a two-star Michelin chef, to introduce Korean food (hansik) on Singapore-Incheon flights starting in March.  Economy class travelers will have bibimbap added to their meal choices, while business class passengers will be served grilled tuna bibimbap or Korean-style [...]

S. Korea’s Overseas Food Business Operations Jump 17.6 Pct in 2016

S. Korea’s Overseas Food Business Operations Jump 17.6 Pct in 2016

SEJONG, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of overseas restaurants, bakeries and cafeterias run by South Korean companies jumped 17.6 percent on-year in 2016 on their efforts to expand overseas business, government data showed Wednesday.  A total of 188 firms operated 5,476 stores in 50 countries as of end-2016, up from 4,656 overseas shops [...]

‘K-Food Festival’ Presents Best Seasonal Foods

‘K-Food Festival’ Presents Best Seasonal Foods

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – A traditional Korean food festival kicked off on Friday to introduce the representative seasonal dishes which are essential to the Korean mind, body and soul.  The “2016 K-Food Festival” organized by the state-run Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) will continue through Saturday at the eastern square of COEX in southern [...]