S. Korean Embassy holds food festival in Baku [PHOTO]
By Laman Ismayilova
Korean traditional cuisine is incredibly rich and diverse. It offers countless delicious and must-eat foods.
Embassy of the Republic of Korea has held the Korean Food Festival at the Hyatt Regency Baku Hotel.
Four chefs arrived from Korea in order to present the Korean traditional dishes such as Galbijjim, Dakgalbi and Kimchi, Trend reported.
Makgeolli, Korean traditional alcohol liqueur has been also demonstrated during the event.
Plenty of distinguished guests, including officials of the government attended the event to taste the Korean food.
Ambassador Kim Chang-gyu delivered opening remarks and expressed his confidence that the visit of Korean chefs and the Festival will contribute to the development of cultural relations.
Tunzala Mammadzada, member of the board of directors of Azerbaijani Culinary Association, head chef also added its comments about the current and future development of relations between Azerbaijani and Korea culinary associations.
Moreover, Korean chefs introduced cooking method of several Korean dishes to broad masses of population by attending the program "Nuş olsun" on Khazar TV on June 28.
Embassy hopes that guests were delighted with the Korean traditional cuisine and the Korean chefs could achieve their goals to enlighten Azerbaijani people with Korean food.
The Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Korea enjoy a highly productive and broad-based cooperation that encompasses various fields including economic, trade, political, military, defense, cultural and education.
The diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and the Republic of Korea were established on March 23, 1992. The relations became more intensive after the establishment of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Azerbaijan in 2006 and the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Korea in 2007.
Last November, Khalaf Khalafov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan paid an official visit to the Republic of Korea to conduct the third Meeting of High Level Political Consultations between MFAs of Azerbaijan and Korea.
The cooperation between two countries in cultural, scientific-technical and humanitarian spheres has been deepened along with political and economical fields.
"Korean Cultural Days" and the "The Week of Korean Films" have been held in Azerbaijan respectively on June 26-30 and on October 17-20, 2005. Moreover, "Azerbaijan Cultural Days”"was organized on June 26-30, 2007 in Seoul, Korea.
Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova
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