Discover Korea Food Festival comes to Delhi at Honk, Pullman Aerocity

For a month starting April 11, diners at Honk, Pullman Aerocity, will be treated to the delectable cuisine of Korea. Here’s your chance to discover Korea through your plate.
Honk, the asian restaurant at pullman new delhi aerocity is hosting a month-long korean food festival from april 11.
Honk, the Asian restaurant at Pullman New Delhi Aerocity is hosting a month-long Korean food festival from April 11.

With the Hallyu wave touching the hearts of Indian fans, the demand for Korean entertainment, food and beauty is on the rise in India. To tap this new audience — curious about all things Korean — the Korea Tourism Organization and Pullman Aerocotiy have joined hands in association with TravelDine to curate a special Korean food experience called the #Discover Korea Food Festival @ Honk, Pullman New Delhi Aerocity.

Starting from 11th April, 2022, the festival will continue till 11th May, 2022. The month-long Korean Food Festival sees Chef Neeraj Tyagi, the Culinary Director of Pullman New Delhi Aerocity teaming up with Chef Jiyeol Kim, a Korean Chef and K-food expert from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, to curate an extravagant Korean menu. Food lovers in Delhi will have the opportunity to taste authentic cuisine without having to travel thousands of miles to its country of origin.

Signatures include Kimchi Jjigae soup (a spicy kimchi soup served with rice) and Guksu (Korean clear noodle soup with nori sheets, chicken, sesame seeds and kimchi oil), Kimbap (rice with vegetables or meat, rolled in seaweed and served in bite-sized slices), Korean fried chicken or Bul-Dak, the famed Bul Gogi Lamb, Korean stir-fried glass noodles or Japchae, spicy stir-fried Korean pork belly or Dwaejigogi-Bokkeum, and Korean rice cakes or Tteok-Bokki, to name a few. There are enough options to make the tummies of both vegetarians and non-vegetarians happy. The menu, filled with Korean ingredients and comforting options like rice, noodles, vegetables, meats, and tofu, is sure to delight your tastebuds.

Kimchi jjigae is a classic soup from korea.
Kimchi Jjigae is a classic soup from Korea.

This collaboration is a part of the travel re-opening promotion plan of Korea Tourism Organization, as they prepare for the destination to re-open very soon. As part of its mega event Let’s Go Korea Travel, KTO is planning to encourage luxury customers to try Korea and its food & culture in India and finally purchase the special travel plan and be ready to travel to Korea in 2022. Starting from 1st April 2022, South Korea will welcome visitors who have completed their COVID-19 vaccinations and they will be exempt from mandatory quarantine. With the rise in awareness about Korea in India especially through Korean entertainment, the world of K-Pop and K-Drama, KTO expects a rise in demand for travel to Korea by Indian outbound travellers in the year 2022.

Talking about the collaboration, Mr Y.G. Choi, Director, Korea Tourism Organization, said, “Korean food is the culmination of its traditional culture containing the soul and emotion of the Korean people. We are looking forward to our new collaboration with Pullman New Delhi Aerocity and TravelDine to present the unique experience of Korean food & culture to the Indian audience. We aim to take South Korea to different regions in India through #Discover Korea Food Festival and Honk will be our first platform to connect with the Indian audience.”

Speaking on the occasion, Marzban Patel, Founder, TravelDine said, ”Food is such an essential part of exploring and discovering a culture, personally I would have it no other way. We are delighted to partner with KTO in bringing extraordinary Korea closer to our users via the Korean Food Festival at the Pullman.”

The discover korea food festival has a delectable menu.
The Discover Korea Food Festival has a delectable menu.

About Pullman New Delhi Aerocity

Pullman New Delhi Aerocity is set in the trendiest new destination in the capital — Aerocity — in close proximity to the IGI Airport and within driving distance from the business hubs of Gurgaon & New Delhi. A combination of 670 Suites & Rooms under one roof along with a state-of-the-art convention space with 16 meeting rooms and one of the largest ballrooms in Delhi NCR, Pullman offers an array of food & beverage options with 6 innovative outlets that draw the best of international and local culinary specialties. Leisure facilities include a spa, a fully-equipped health club and an outdoor swimming pool.

About Korea Tourism Organization (KTO)

Established in May 2008, Korea Tourism Organization’s New Delhi Office is the branch office of KTO that handles all travel-related information. It encourages Indian Outbound travellers to visit Korea, organizes familiarization trips for the travel industry and media personnel, and participates in key trade and tourism fairs. It also organizes consumer-related activities, roadshows, seminars, and workshops. The core focus areas are Media and Promotions, Product Training, Product Development & Co-Marketing with outbound tour operators and collaboration with Indian brands, whilst the main objective of KTO is to market South Korea and its multi-faceted appeal as a premier tourist destination to India and its neighbouring countries.

Website: www.visitkorea.or.kr

About TravelDine

TravelDine tracks the travel, hospitality, food & drink industries as we get ready to face a transformed world. Food and travel are true alchemists, transforming our experience of the world in unbelievable ways. They have the power to stimulate, motivate and inspire. At TravelDine, we are always in hot pursuit of the latest and most distinctive experiences — food, drink, travel, and magnificent world hotels framed against dramatic settings. Our content shines the spotlight on restaurants and chefs, innovative spirit brands, and destinations — mainstream and offbeat. We track trends and foster a sense of adventure through our wide-ranging content on food, chefs, travel, luxury hotels, staycations, wellness resorts, fashion, gadgets… All this is backed by sharp insights from our experienced columnists.