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City holds YouTube contest

Foreigners living abroad can win a free trip to Seoul by uploading a YouTube video of themselves cooking Korean food, the Seoul Metropolitan Government announced, in an online contest called “Delicious SEOUL story.”

The contest is part of the city’s effort to promote both Seoul and Korean cuisine internationally, and the city government will select five teams as winners based on the number of “likes” on YouTube and the level of creativity in fusing Korean food with cuisine from the contestants’ native countries.

“For instance, they can add their own traditional pepper for spiciness instead of using Korea’s spicy red pepper powder,” said Kim Mi-ja, a city official in charge of the event.

The contest is only open to foreigners living abroad, according to the city. Each team should be made up of two people and their video should be less than five minutes. All entrants must upload their clips on the city government’s YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/visitseoul) by the end of October.

“The five teams will be offered a free tour of Seoul, paid for by the city, including meals, accommodations and transportation costs, from Nov. 23 to 26,” Kim said. “Asiana Airlines will provide free round-trip tickets to the winners wherever they live.”

The winners will have opportunities to visit popular tourist attractions in Seoul and taste Korean dishes, including visits to Noryangjin Fish Market and learning to make Korean food.

While in Seoul, the five teams will compete in a final round on Nov. 25, where professional Korean chefs will evaluate their dishes to select the grand prize winner.

The city government will announce the winners on Nov. 4. For more information, call (02) 3707-9423.


By Kim Hee-jin [heejin@joongang.co.kr]


한글 관련 기사 [머니투데이]

[시티줌] 나만의 한식 레시피 겨룬다‥한식오디션 개최

[서울시 오는 31일까지 서울시 유투브 채널로 공개 모집]

서울시가 세계 각국 외국인을 대상으로 한식 오디션을 개최한다.

서울시는 오는 31일까지 서울시 유튜브(www.youtube.com/visitseoul)을 통해 한식 또는 한식 지료와 각국의 요리법을 혼합한 퓨전 한식 만들기 경연 `딜리셔스 서울 스토리 (Delicious SEOUL story)를 개최한다고 10일 밝혔다.

아시아나항공과 공동으로 개최하는 이번 행사는 한 달간의 1차 경연 후 5개의 우수팀을 선정해 오는 11월 최종 경연을 펼치는 방식으로 진행된다. 최종 경연 심사는 한식재단 관계자 및 한식 전문 요리사로 구성된 심사위원단이 진행한다.

참가 희망자는 자신만의 개성있는 조리법으로 요리하는 과정을 유투브에 올리면 된다. 우수팀은 다음달 23~26일 서울의 주요 맛집과 관광지를 관람하는 `서울 미식투어`에 초청된다.

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