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Monday, March 22, 2010

Win A Trip to Korea and Feast Like a King



Korea Tourism Organization launches its ‘I Love Korean Food’ campaign on the city streets this week in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The JC Decaux Citylights campaign will highlight Korea’s unique cuisine and offer Australians a chance to win a trip to Korea for two to experience a taste of royal cuisine.

The prize includes a trip for two to Korea with return airfares and deluxe hotel accommodation for three nights as well as a royal banquet for two at one of Seoul’s famous royal cuisine restaurants.

Contestants are requested to name three dishes on the table featured in the poster and visit the www.ilovekoreanfood.com.au site to register their entry and to discover more about the wonderful world of Korean cuisine. The competition runs from 22nd March to 31st August with the winner announced on Friday, 3rd September, 2010.

Korean food is one of the main reasons for many travellers to visit Korea and royal cuisine has become of much greater interest in recent years due to popular drama series like Daejanggeum (The Girl in the Palace) which have focused on royal cuisine. In turn, all Korean food has become more popular and Korean restaurants are popping up everywhere.

Dining at a royal cuisine restaurant is a special occasion where you can sample elaborate dishes such as Sinseollo (a type of casserole dish cooked at the table) and Gujeolpan (the fancy nine section dish) which has eight kind of foods eaten inside a small wheat pancake).

Korea will host some major food festival events this year with the Korea Food & Tourism Festival taking place in Jeonju from 21-27 October, 2010 and the famous Gwangju Kimchi Cultural Festival taking place in Gwangju from 15-24 October, 2010.

Korea has numerous food festivals specialising in certain food products eg. ginseng, mushrooms, seafood, rice and rice cakes as well as famous tea festivals, rice wine and liquor festivals.
To enter the contest go to www.ilovekoreanfood.com.au and make your mouth water with the wide array of dishes on the table! You can also request a detailed guidebook to Korea together with ‘The Wonderful World of Korean Food’ guide and recipe book.

Learn more about Korean cuisine by visiting the official travel website for Korea www.visitkorea.or.kr and click on ‘Food’.
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