Baemin's Tteokbokki Masters contest is going digital
Baedal Minjok operator Woowa Brothers said Friday it will host the 2020 Baemin Tteokbokki Masters online on Nov. 11, the second year the company has hosted the test to find true experts in Korean spicy rice cakes.
Tickets to enter the competition will be sold for 5,000 won ($4.36) on Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. on Interpark. The company said anyone with a passion for tteokbokki is eligible to enter, and it will sell the tickets to 2,000 participants on a first-come-first-serve basis.
The online test will take place from 7 p.m. on the day of the competition, live on the event’s official website: topokkimasters.baemin.com.
The winner with the highest score will receive the “Baemin Tteokbokki Master” title and 365 coupons that can be used for year-round tteokbokki on the delivery app.
The subjects to be covered include tteokbokki’s ingredients, characteristics and matjip, Korean slang for restaurants known for their superior taste and quality. The 40-minute test is an open-book examination, and group work is allowed among friends and family members, according to Woowa Brothers. When multiple contestants get the same score, the person who submits earlier will earn the prize.
Baedal Minjok will also give back to the community by donating coupons for tteokbokki to children and adolescents in socially marginalized groups based on the number of right answers for one particular question on the test.
BY LEE JEE-YOUNG [firstname.lastname@example.org]