#KXperience with KTO India

Jasmine Khan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh: KTO India is back with another amazing initiative to unite all the fans of Hallyu and allow them to experience the best of Korean culture. Korea Tourism Organization is presenting an online engagement initiative called #KXperience powered by BookMyShow to celebrate the spread of Hallyu wave in India by organising some specially curated content. KTO India or Korean Tourism Organization was established in 2008 and has its office in New Delhi, India that handles the Korean travel and tourism related information and caters to activities that promotes and boost the attraction towards South Korea, as a premier Tourism destination. This virtual event takes off on 17th September 2021, and will be conducted till 15th November 2021. Thats right! Its a whole two month of festive bonanza for all the K-Fans out there. Let’s take a deeper look to know what all you will get to enjoy as part of #KXperience with KTO India.

Gimbap and It’s Types

Anushka Gupta, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh: People who have been watching K-Dramas must be knowing very well what is Gimbap. Well, gimbap is the go to food for all the Korean people. We must have seen in the Western countries that people pack sandwiches for picnics or make them as their go-to food when in hurry. Similarly, no picnic in Korea is complete without gimbap. It is a must have dish for all the picnics, and it is also convenient for people who are running late in the morning and need to grab a quick bite. There is a huge variety of gimbap that is available in various types and forms, let’s explore the different types of gimbap that we can try.

K-Food Review: Korean Marinated Crab

M. Janakavi, Namakkal, Tamilnadu: Have you ever tasted Korean Marinated Raw crab? This name is quite misleading, as many folk expect it to be a raw crab, but it turns out to be a well-fermented crab dish. Let me bring in to you a salivating and tempting appetite recipe of the Korean marinated Raw Crab dish. This dish is known as Gejang, where Ge means Crab and Jang means soy sauce in Korean. It is popularly called as Kanjang Gejang, meaning marinated Raw crabs in Soy Sauce. Also, some regions in Korea call it as Gejeot as it stands for salty fermented seafood served with Rice as a side dish.

Popular K-afes (cafes) in Seoul

Saumya Jain, New Delhi: Are you anticipating your trip to South Korea and have not check listed any cafes yet? Then, you will miss out on something big!! Trust me!! Do you know South Korea is the land of some of the most creative cafes in the world. The collection of themed cafes is immensely unique. There are many cafes which you can visit if you have time to tour South Korea. Well, don’t worry, I have a checklist ready for you guys which will help you out during your next journey to South Korea. Here is a list of top 6 must visit cafes if you travel South Korea. Do not miss out!

Popular Birthday Foods of South Korea

Abhilasha Rawat, Pune, Maharashtra: Known to celebrate important birthdays like the first birthday, the 60th, 70th and 80th birthdays; the Korean people love to have big feasts and numerous delicacies! Are you wondering what kind of dishes do the South Korean people enjoy eating on their birthdays? From traditional meals to quick snacks and cakes, these are 6 popular dishes Korean people eat on their birthday

Affordable Souvenirs to buy from South Korea

Jubby Kumar, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh:
A lot of teenagers and young people want to visit South Korea, be it because of their passion for K-pop, K-Dramas, K-Cuisine or simply because of their interest in the Korean culture. However, for travelling to a foreign country requires a lot of planning, especially when it comes to buying souvenirs for family and friends. But, don’t worry! I’ve got you covered! Here is a list of budget-friendly souvenirs for your family and friends that you can consider when you visit South Korea

Korean Dishes made from Rice

Krupal Mehta, Mumbai, Maharashtra: For Korean people, rice is more than just a food item. Despite being a staple dish on its own, it is also used towards Korean skin-care and beauty frequently. In older times, rice has also been perceived as a symbol of prosperity and to determine the status of people based on the quantity of rice they used to store at their homes. Rice has two names in Korea- the uncooked rice is called Ssal and the cooked rice is known as Bap. There are many South Korean dishes that can be made using rice as the main ingredient. Let’s see how!

K-Event: Virtual K-Food Series by KTO India

Anushka Gupta (Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh); Aanchal Tekriwal (Mahagama, Jharkhand); Ayushi Saxena (Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh); Smiti Iyer (New Delhi); Shruti Mishra (Noida, Uttar Pradesh); Shalini Roy (Kolkata, West Bengal): If you are one of those people who have been craving to have Korean food and are eager to experience the mouth-watering flavours and delight from South Korea, but cannot due to the pandemic, then this article is just for you! Korea Tourism Organization India held a virtual K-Food Series event, that took place between 1st June and 4th June, including a three day video series on their Instagram TV (IGTV) followed by a quiz day event. Famous Indian Personalities such as Chef Kunal Kapur, Chef Sanjyot Keer, Rocky and Mayur were invited to show how to make different Korean Dishes in this series that will prompt you to try cooking them at your home!

The Rising Korean Wave in India: K-Event by The Hindu and Korea Tourism Organization of India

Korean Wave popularly called as “Hallyu” (한류) has gained massive popularity across the world in recent times and India is no different to it. A rapid boom in India can be witnessed in the recent years with rising popularity of K-Pop and K-Dramas among the youth and teenagers that is eventually leading to their interest in other aspects of Korean Culture. The pandemic seems to have also contributed for the shift of people towards consumption of Korean entertainment at large. It is now valid to say that most fans in India are thrilled by it and wish to at least witness everything they see on screen in real life. To sum it up, it is that every Korean wave fan wishes to visit Korea once in their lifetime. Taking this undeniable point into notice, Korea Tourism Organisation and The Hindu presented an online event discussion on the topic “The Rising Korean Wave in India and Its Influence on Post- Pandemic Travel to South Korea.”

The Popularity of Lee Jong-suk’s Café 89MANSION

Riya Choudhary, Delhi: Lee Jong-suk is one of the top actors in South Korea. He debuted as a runaway model and later joined the world of acting. We all know him as a handsome, charming, and talented actor, known for his works in School 2013, Pinocchio, While You Were Sleeping, W, Romance is a Bonus Book, among others.