Korean Ginseng Festival 2013 in Singapore

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea hosted a 2-day affair to introduce the local audience to Korea’s most symbolic health food, the world-renowned Korean Ginseng.
 During this Korean Ginseng Festival 2013, invited guests were given a chance to get a chance to learn more about Korean Ginseng and to discover why the 6-years grown root of Korean Ginseng has been long praised as the highest quality Ginseng in the world. Considered an Oriental treasure for centuries, this natural medicine has been appreciated globally for its unique set of health benefits, some of which include enhancing the immune system, as well as providing a boost in stamina.

The Guest-of-Honour, Mrs Seo Ki Ae, spouse of the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, kicked off the launch of this festival with a short speech over at Hansang Family Restaurant.

This is the Guest speaker, Professor Kim Si-Kwan, President of The Korean Society of Ginseng, who shared about the findings from his extensive research in the study of the King of Herbs.

 There was a live cooking demonstration showing the attendees on how to implement Korean Ginseng as an ingredient such as the Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup and the Beef Stew, Korean Ginseng with Sweet Pumpkin and Ginseng Tempura.

Of course, we were blessed to have a Ginseng-themed buffet lunch which was served after the session. 😀

Insam Goojol Pan (Flour roll stuffed with 8 ingredients)
(something similar to our popiah, where you wrap up all the ingrediants with a thin layer of rice flour pancake)

Susam Salad (Ginseng salad)

A little of everything. 🙂

Samgyetang (Ginseng Chicken Soup)

Insam Sak Jook (Ginseng Chicken porridge)

Insam Japchae (Ginseng Sweet Potato Noodle)

Side-dish includes: Insam, Ueong, Yeongeun(Sweet-cpated Ginseng, Burdock, Lotus roots chips), varies of kimchi and Insam Goojol Pan

Insam Danhabook Galbi Jim (Beef Stew with Sweet Potato) with Ogok Bab (Mixed grain rice).
 (This dish is really good! and it’s sweet! :P)

There were desserts being served to the guest in the buffet line as well.
Hodduk(Traditional Korean Pancake with nuts and topped with brown sugar syrup)

Gyong Dan (Rice cake stuffed with bean paste)

(This is good! :p)

Had a great time tasting sumptuous Ginseng buffet.
Much thanks to the organizers for the invites as well. 🙂



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