March 13, 2018

Seoul-Ful Gastronomy at Spiral: Celebrate love for Korean food this March

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  • The Korean Wave that hit the shores of the Philippines brought along with it a gastronomical phenomenon that no one could ever resist. Along with people’s obsession for K-dramas and K-pop came their love for Korean food. This can be seen in the steady rise of Korean restaurants and grocery stores in the country, especially in major cities.

    Multi-awarded Korean Master Chef Hyeon Cheol Joo joins Flavors of the World: Seoul-Ful Gastronomy at Spiral.

    Spiral at Sofitel Philippine Plaza has borne witness to people’s love for Korean food. A restaurant that showcases international cuisines spanning 21 dining ateliers, Spiral has particularly seen the popularity of the Korean atelier among its patrons. What’s there not to love about Korean food? Besides being a worthy match to the Filipino’s adventurous palette, it is undeniably one of the most delicious and dynamic cuisines, with diverse flavors and high nutritional value.

    At Spiral’s Korean atelier, you can find a variety of kimchi, Korean’s national dish that’s famous all over the world.

    To celebrate this, Spiral has collaborated with Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines to present Flavors of the World: SEOUL-Ful Gastronomy, the latest installment of the restaurant’s culinary series that puts the spotlight on each of the world’s precious cuisines.

    L-R: Korean Master Chef Hyeon Cheol Joo of Seoul Dragon City, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila’s Director of Sales and Marketing Assia Daourova, General Manager Adam Laker, Jang Soongkyung, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the Philippines His Excellency Han Dong-Man, Director of F&B Bilal Shafiq, Executive Chef Nicholas Shadbolt, and Director of PR Yasmine Hidalgo.

    The best way to have an authentic experience of Korean cuisine is to have a taste of dishes prepared by a Korean chef himself. For the Seoul-Ful Gastronomy at Spiral, multi-awarded Korean master chef Hyeon Cheol Joo has come to Manila to showcase the finest specialties of Korea and incorporate his own unique style to the culinary offerings of Spiral’s Korean atelier. Hailing from Gyeonggi-do province, he is currently the head chef of the Korean station of international buffet restaurant In Style at Seoul Dragon City.

    Korean Master Chef Hyeon Cheol Joo of Seoul Dragon City gives media and select guests a special demonstration of cooking bibimbap during the launch of Flavors of the World: Seoul-Ful Gastronomy at Spiral last March 12.

    Flavorful yet healthful, bibimbap is the equivalent of soup on sick days.

    From March 12 to 17, you can enjoy some of Chef Joo’s specialties and even watch him prepare dishes like Bibimbap (steamed rice with assorted vegetables in a hot stone pot), Seafood-Spring Onion Korean Pancake and Bean Curd-Shrimp Korean Pancake at the Korean atelier’s live cooking station.

    To get a taste of this special showcase of Korean gastronomy along with other international cuisines, you can avail of Spiral lunch at Php 2,750 net (March 12-17) and Spiral dinner at Php 3,200 net (March 12, 13, and 16) and Php 3,500 net (March 14-15).

    You can also join these events in line with Flavors of the World: Seoul-Ful Gastronomy:

    March 12 : Seoul When it Sizzles: Cooking Demonstration by Chef Hyeon Cheol Joo (Php 3,500 net)
    March 16 : K-pop Party at Snaps Sports Bar with free-flowing soju and local beers, 9 p.m. – 12 m.n. (Php 699)
    March 17 : Cocktails with Chef Hyeon Cheol Joo at Club Millesime for guests checked in at Luxury Club Room or higher room categories

    Written by Rizelle “Rei” Leaño

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