평창에서 만나는 ‘세계의 맛’
PyeongChang to meet in ‘taste of the world’
The Organizing Committee of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games and Winter Paralympics will host the ‘World Food and Culture Center’, which will meet chefs from around the world at the Korea Festival Park near the Olympic Plaza on March 3.
The Cultural Center is comprised of food from 14 countries including France, Italy, Spain, Slovakia, Poland, Vietnam, Thailand, China and Mexico, booths selling 112 traditional liquors, and a lounge where you can enjoy beer and wine from around the world.
Famous chef Edward Kwon, as well as Park Mi-sung-Thomas couple chef, who uses Polish traditional sausages as their main menu, and Vivian Martinez, who runs an eco-friendly restaurant in Mexico.
In addition to food, we are also planning to add a festive atmosphere by showing local performances and events from around the world, such as local traditional performances and nonverbal performances recommended by embassies and cultural institutes of each country, cooking shows by chefs, and dancing festivals
Taste of the Pyeongchang Olympic
Before the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, star chefs introduced a variety of specialties that feature the “taste of the PyeongChang Olympics”.
① Trout Mandu. ② Buckwheat pasta. ③ Jeongeon gondre. ④ Kangnung Tobu ⑤ Kangnung Seafood Tang
Chodang Sundubu Tofu
Chodang Sundubu Tofu Village is widely known for its Tofu-making. Under the reign of King Gwanghaegun of Joseon, Heo Yeop, the provincial officer of Samcheok, ordered his people to make Tofu with the clean sprint water that sprouted in front of his house and season the product with the clean sea water.
As the delicious Tofu made through the process became famous, Heo named the Tofu Chodang, his pen name. It is still the representative dish in Gangneung with special soft texture.
*Source: PINE CITY Gangneung http://tour.gangneung.go.kr
Here are the best foods from Pyeongchang that Winter Olympics athletes can try
Gamja ongsimi – a potato dumpling soup – is a vegetarian option. The potatoes are grated, drained, squeezed, and mixed with potato starch. Then it’s boiled in a broth with vegetables. This is a popular winter dish.
Gangwon Province 1
A Place Full of Good Hearts – Jeongseon 5-Day Market
With the melody of Arirang remaining alive in its wonderful natural environment, Jeongseon is located in the Gangwon province. The course that you should never miss during a trip to Jeongseon is its 5-day market. The Jeongseon 5-day Arirang market, which opened first in 1966, is Korea’s largest traditional market with a long history and tradition. This market opens on 2nd, 7th, 12th, 17th, 22nd, and 27th day of every month where you can enjoy a variety of seasonal agricultural foods, fruits, and traditional foods. Now, with the wind turning cool, let’s take a look at the attractiveness of the Jeongseon 5-day market.
Gangwon Province 2
Gangwon Rice with Seasoned Vegetables Specialty Food in Gangwondo
Gangwon Province (Gangwondo) is blessed with a number of world-class tourist attractions and specialty foods. With the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 coming close at hand, Gangwondo is busy getting itself ready to show off the full range of its strengths to the world. Among the culinary items, Gangwon Rice with Seasoned Vegetables is especially well known and respected as a representative of our nation’s cuisine. Let’s take a deep dive into the world of this amazing dish.
The dream team of unique Gangwon Province agricultural produce: “It’s our job to make Gangwon Rice with Seasoned Vegetables great!”
Gangwon Province 3
Meet history and tradition filled with life’s wisdom! Gangneung culture experience
Surrounded by sea and mountains, Gangneung is known for its sightseeing qualities. It is also a city of history and culture where you can feel the depth of life that has existed for hundreds of years through abundant cultural resources. How much do you know about Gangneung? Today, we will introduce various cultural experience courses in Gangneung, a special city where sophisticated taste and tradition are alive. Let’s see how we can enjoy Gangneung to the fullest.
Gangwon Province 4
Korea Traditional Food Culture Experience Center (Jeonggangwon)
The Traditional Korean Food Culture Experience Center was established in order to preserve, research, distribute and promote the values and merits of traditional Korean food culture in the world.
There are various hands-on facilities for traditional food culture such as an exhibition hall, cooking room, and a fermentation room, covering an area of 10,000 pyeong (33057.85㎡) in Baegokpo-ri, Yongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do. Particularly, it is a great place for anyone who wants to learn more and take part in various aspects of traditional Korean food culture.
2010-13, Geumdanggyegok-ro, Yongpyeong-myeon, Pyeongchang-gun, Gangwon-do
1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
*Source: KOREA TOURISM ORGANIZATION (http://english.visitkorea.or.kr)