Regional Delicacies to Please Palates of Olympic Visitors in Pyeongchang
Regional delicacies of Gangwon Province will be promoted ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, which are just 70 days away now.
The provincial government enlisted celebrity chefs such as Edward Kwon and Choi Hyun-seok to prepare culinary treats to be served in restaurants across the province for visitors coming to see the Olympics.
The chefs have developed 30 different specialties using local ingredients of Pyeongchang, Gangneung, and Jeongseon. They will be available in 128 restaurants in Gangwon Province, 47 of them in Pyeongchang, 69 in Gangneung, and 12 in Jeongseon.
Pyeongchang is famous for buckwheat, trout, beef, and dried pollock. Kwon has created 10 dishes blending Korean and Western flavors.
Gangneung is known for potatoes and tofu. Choi developed recipes in cooperation with Kim Ho-suk, a culinary professor at Catholic Kwandong University in the city.
Gangwon Governor Choi Moon-soon said, "There is a saying that a loaf of bread is better than the song of many birds. We will do our best to provide an unforgettable culinary experience to visitors from all over the world."