Apr 13, 2016

Song Joong Ki to Promote Korean Cuisine Overseas

South Korean president Park Geun Hye, along with actor Song Joong Ki, attended an opening ceremony on Monday for a new Korean food-themed center in Seoul, which is intended play a pivotal role in globalizing traditional Korean food.

South Korean president Park Geun Hye and actor Song Joong Ki laugh while tasting Korean food during the opening ceremony for K-Style Hub, a Korean food-themed promotion center, in central Seoul, Monday.

President Park Geun Hye and actor Song Joong Ki, Korea's tourism ambassador, made Korean dessert together on Monday at the opening ceremony of the K-style Hub, located at the state-run Korea Tourism Organisation's Seoul headquarters in central Seoul.

"I remember spending a good time with you on the Children's Day event (at Cheong Wa Dae) in 2013, before (Song) entered the military, Park told Song. "I am very happy to see you becoming a great hallyu star after completing the military well."

Park also told Song that he is a patriot for taking time off from his busy schedule as Song's starred "Descendants of the Sun" is enjoying global popularity -- to work as the tourism ambassador of the country.

Song responded by saying "thank you" and said he will work harder.

During the event, they walked around the centre and talked about Korean foods such as samgyetang, ginseng chicken soup, which also appeared on the latest episode of "Descendants of the Sun."

Park and Song also made Korean traditional dessert yakgwa together at the experiment centre. Park complimented Song that his yakgwa is very pretty.

Source: Asia TimesStraits Times

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