“Taste of Korea” will feature a Korean cooking show, Kimchi-eating contest, and a wide variety of traditional and fusion Korean cuisine. HOUSTON, Sept. 23, 2015 – Korean cuisine is known for its sizzling, savory meats, pungently spicy Kimchi, and the explosion of taste in every bite. Houstonians need look no further than the 7th Annual Korean Festival of Houston taking place on Saturday, October 17th at Discovery Green.
“Korean cuisine is a hot new culinary trend around the world,” said Benjamin Shin, Korean Festival codirector and president of the Korean American Society of Houston (KASH). “We have invited local Houston restaurants and chefs to share the full spectrum of Korean cuisine with our festival-goers. We are excited to promote this extraordinarily flavorful experience in Houston.”
To celebrate this year’s festival theme, “Taste of Korea,” the festival will feature a Korean cooking demonstration bylocal restauranteurs and chefs.on stage. The crowd-pleasing Kimchi-eating contest has been scheduled for the afternoon. Festival-goers can enjoy the gamut of Korean cuisine, from traditional favorites like Galbi or Kimchi Fried Rice to Korean-inspired cross-cultural items like Bulgogi Kimchi tacos.
For the first time, the festival will operate with hours from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in response to increasing demands. Festival-goers can enjoy a night market ambiance from sunset to 9 p.m.
The cultural event offers performances by local Korean folk dance troupes, Taekwondo groups and musicians. This year’s festival features KRNFX (Terry Im), a Canadian beatboxer and singer of South Korean descent best known for making the finals on Canada’s Got Talent (2012) and his performance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show (2013).
As an integral component of the festival, the expanded Kid’s Corner is dedicated to introducing festival goers of all ages to traditional Korean games and activities. 2015 Korean Festival is hosted by Korean American Society of Houston (KASH) and sponsored by Houston Area Hyundai Dealers. The festival is free and open to the public. The family-friendly cultural event will include activities catering to both adults and children. A variety of Korean cuisine provided by local restaurants is available for purchase at the event. For festival updates and schedules, visit www.koreanfestivalhouston.com