British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has announced that’s he’s currently in South Korea with his film crew!
Jamie Oliver has been updating his Instagram with snaps of the food and new Korean words he’s discovering in South Korean island, Jeju-do. It seems as though we can expect a Korean food special from him soon!
Jeju-do is the largest island in South Korea, and the home to South Korea’s tallest mountain Mt. Hallasan. Often referred to the ‘Hawaii’ of South Korea, it’s a popular tourist spot for both Koreans and foreigners, and it’s even the home of some top Korean idols!
The volcanic island is well known for it’s black pork and fish recipes, which can’t be found in mainland cities such as Seoul. Compared to Seoul, Jeju dishes tend to use less seasonings, more seaweed and less rice.
Jamie Oliver has proved his popularity amongst Koreans as he tests out his Korean in his Instagram posts, and gains inspiration for future dishes.
Meanwhile, he’s been putting his k-cooking skills to the test with a tutorial on how to make Kimchi. Although, not completely accurate to the traditional way of making it, this recipe allows for easy to access ingredients for us in the U.K. Check out the recipe here.