The South Korean ambassador in Madrid, Cho Tae-yul, and his wife were yesterday hosted the celebration of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Spain and South Korea. The event organized at Hotel Intercontinental was tasting Korean food where four chefs cooked Seoul from the most typical dishes of the country. Authorities as Minister Pedro Solbes, representatives of various embassies and businessmen involved in the Korean market were the guests.
The first contact was a first cocktail amazed. Besides food, you could enjoy the latest 3D technology in two large TVs, LG and Samsung brands and a small exhibition of paintings of the region.
The dinner began at 22 am with a speech by Cho Tae-yul, which highlighted the good relations between the two countries and welcomed the visits of King Juan Carlos and President Zapatero next fall.
A concert of Korean and Spanish music enlivened the wait until the beginning of the sample.
Dinner is served with wines indigenous to Korea, Bekse-Ju, a rice wine with herbs and Bokbunja-Ju, a black raspberry aromatic wine, very sweet.
The snacks fresh and pleasantly surprised with different textures on the palate. From the fresh-Naengchae Susam, a saw seasoned with lemon and ginseng honey to the warmth of a sweet pumpkin soup, the Hobakjuk.
As proposed the Neobiani entree. It's a mix of grilled beef in soy sauce seasoned with garlic, green onions, sugar and sesame oil, known for its tenderness and flavors blend.
Finally, before dessert, offered a tasting of appetizers consisting of hot soup dumplings, Seongnyu-Tang, glazed walnuts, algae Jorim Hodu-fried and fried dried anchovies. As the final nail kimchi, presented in two varieties, spicy and sweet.
The most desserts made with honey floral forms had undoubtedly aroused curiosity. The very digestive lemon punch was ideal to put an end to a colorful and diverse cuisine but copious.