By Passant El Zitony, Maydaa Abo El-Nadar
CAIRO, MAR.29 (SEE) – Korean chef Lee SeungEun was invited to Cairo two years ago to give sessions about Korean cuisine. Unfortunately, because she had lectures at the university in Korea, she turned down the request.
As she aims to introduce the Korean culinary to as many people as she could, she made it this year to Egypt, where she held workshops, aided by the Korean Cultural Center in Egypt.
SeungEun instructed attendees to make Korean popular food such as Kimbap (Korean sushi rolls) and Bulgogi (Korean beef).
Regarding the recipes, SeungEun told SEE: “When I arrived I went to the market and checked whether the required ingredients are present or not. I got the missed contents from Korean restaurants in Egypt.”
Giving a brief about the Korean chef’s background, SeungEun learned not only traditional Korean cuisine but Korean royal culinary as well.
“I was keen on discovering the royal kitchen as it offers many varieties and its dishes are served in eye-catching ways.”
An interesting activity that SeungEun is currently progressing with, is touring Korea to acquire knowledge about each zone’s famous dishes.
To save the Korean culinary heritage, on her tour, SeungEun observes how elder ladies cook these dishes, she tastes them and then develops recipes.