Forty-five participants were treated to a cooking demo at the Korean Embassy in Brunei Darussalam yesterday.
The embassy’s Chef Lee Kisu demonstrated two popular Korean dishes, bibimguksu and tteokgalbi.
Korean Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Kim Soung-eun thanked the participants for joining and support the cooking demonstration with special mention to the spouse of Malaysian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Datin Roslina binti Haji Ismail, spouse of British High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam Tuti and spouse of Timor Leste Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam Ana Noi Guterres as well as a chef from the British High Commission in Brunei Darussalam.
Chef Lee Kisu shared that he was delighted to conduct the demonstration.
He has experience working at a five-star hotel in Busan, Korea. “After almost one year in the Sultanate, I am comfortable with the lifestyle here,” he said.
He also shared that he tried a number of local dishes with his favourites being nasi katok and pais daging.
Meanwhile, Consul at the Korean Embassy Jung Minyoung said the event marked the first cooking demonstration hosted by the embassy.
“There will be more, including one at the embassy in July and another during the Korean Festival at Times Square Shopping Centre.”
“We are also looking to explore opportunities and collaborate with other agencies such as the Royal Brunei Culinary or culinary schools in Brunei.”
Jung shared that there are two cultural projects in the pipeline – one to invite a performance team from Korea to perform in the Sultanate; and the other a Korea Corner, which includes Korean language, books, technology and Korean Tourism book at the Universiti Teknologi Brunei library.