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Young Professionals’ Night with Noona’s Ice Cream

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 6:30 PM
The Korea Society and China Institute host a Happy Hour for Young Professionals, featuring Noona’s Ice Cream. Network with other Young Professionals and enjoy a collection of Korean-inspired ice creams, along with complimentary drinks and light fare. Young Professionals’ Night with Noona’s Ice Cream Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 6:30 - 8:30 PM The Korea Society: 350 Madison Avenue, 24F, New York NY, 10017 Tickets: $15 for Individual members and… Read More
Chef Hooni Kim, the owner of Danji, a Michelin-starred Korean restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen, and Simon Kim, the proprietor of Cote, a modern Korean steakhouse in the Flatiron district of Manhattan, share their remarkable and challenging experience promoting Korean cuisine in New York City and globally. Marja Vongerichten, host of the PBS TV series “Kimchi Chronicles,” and the author of a companion cookbook titled, “Kimchi Chronicles: Korean Cooking for an… Read More

Tea Story

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 | 6:00 PM
Enjoy a cup of freshly brewed tea! Representatives of the Hagajae Museum from Korea will demonstrate a traditional tea ceremony, compare the development of tea culture in Korea, China, and Japan, and show how to continue the tradition within one’s own family. This program is open to members, tea aficionados, and past and current students of the Society’s Korean Language Program. Tea Story Session 1: for Members and General Public… Read More

A Conversation with Food Director Soo Jin Kim

Thursday, November 19, 2015 | 6:00 PM
Prominent Korean food director Soo Jin Kim takes us behind-the-scenes of creating and styling food for countless hit TV dramas and films, including The King and the Clown, Gourmet, Kimchi Family, That Winter, the Wind Blows, Warm and Cozy, and currently airing Six Flying Dragons. She also shares exclusive clips of sets she has worked on and shares stories of her lifelong experience in overseeing food for the screen as… Read More

Jajangmyeon: Korean-Chinese Cooking

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 | 6:00 PM
 Jajangmyeon, "black bean noodles,"  is a popular, inexpensive comfort food for Koreans. Originally from China in the late 1800s, the recipe evolved to suit the Korean palate. Walter Rhee, chef-instructor from Hawaii, explained the evolution, the hows and whys, and the shortcuts to the real traditional recipe. Mool mandoo (boiled dumpling) preparation was also included in the event. Other side dishes were kimchi, raw onions, and danmuji. Jajangmyeon: Korean-Chinese Cooking  with Walter… Read More

Dessert and a Movie

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 | 6:00 PM
Watch Antique Bakery, a lighthearted buddy comedy with a dark mystery, and enjoy delicious Korean pastries and patbingsu (shaved ice with sweet beans and other toppings)! The Dessert Every Korean neighborhood now has a Western bakery, but each has added a distinctly Korean twist with Korean flavors and sweetness to the pastries! We’ll sample several tasty Korean pastries and make patbingsu, Korea’s most popular summer dessert. The Movie Based on… Read More

Korean Salads for Summer

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 6:00 PM
Culinary instructor Shin Kim returns to The Korea Society to introduce a variety of fresh Korean salads for summer menus. In this hands-on workshop, learn how to make four different salads and dressings: ssukgat dubu muchim (crown daisy and crumbled tofu with sesame dressing), sangchu geotjeori (lettuce salad with kimchi dressing), miyeok chogochujang muchim (seaweed salad with gochujang-vinegar dressing), and hwachae (summer fruit salad). Eat Korean healthy this summer!    … Read More

An Evening with Chef Esther Choi of Mokbar

Thursday, June 11, 2015 | 6:30 PM
Esther Choi, owner and chef of Mŏkbar , will share her remarkable and entrepreneurial journey from pharmacy student to restaurant owner. Winning the Village Voice Readers’ Choice Best New Restaurant in 2014, Mŏkbar has become one of New York’s go-to Korean noodle shops since opening in Chelsea Market a year ago. Chef Esther is a young and talented chef on a mission to popularize Korean food. She fuses authentic Korean… Read More

Real Korean Cooking with Maangchi

Thursday, May 28, 2015 | 6:30 PM
Maangchi has taught people from all over the world how to make Korean food through YouTube, where her videos have been viewed over 65 million times. Maangchi’s first cookbook, Real Korean Cooking, includes 125 of her favorite recipes and illustrates the tremendous variety of Korean cooking. Over two years in the making, the book focuses on traditional and authentic Korean dishes with whole chapters devoted to Korean fermentation and banchan (Korean side… Read More

Kimbap for a Spring Picnic

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 6:00 PM
Welcome Spring by filling a Korean lunchbox (dosirak) with tasty foodto take on a picnic! Learn how to prepare kimbap, theseaweed rice rolls at the center of any Korean picnic, in a hands-on workshop led by culinary instructor Shin Kim. She’ll demonstrate how to make several kimbap fillings, including shigeumchi muchim (seasoned spinach), gyeran mari (rolled omelettes), and danmuji (sweet pickled radishes)--all of which can also be served as banchan,… Read More
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