The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo is hosting a Korean Food Festival from November 1 to 15 with Guest Chef Soon-ae Yang.
According to the resort, the festival is part of an effort to present guests the opportunity to experience tasty and exotic cuisines from other parts of the world while they are staying at the five-star resort, as well as to cater to the growing number of Korean guests to make them feel like home.
During the Korean Food Festival, guests will enjoy a variety of dishes from Korea, such as the world-famous Bibimbap (Korean bowl of rice with vegetables), GamJa Jeon (traditional Korean potato pancake), Kimchi Fried Rice, Dak Gangjeong (crispy sweet and sour fried chicken) to Haemul Ramen (Korean spicy noodles with seafood).
Chef Yang has crafted authentic Korean delicacies available for dinner at Hawker – the resort’s casual outdoor dining venue with uninterrupted ocean views – breakfast corner at Island Kitchen. Chef Yang will also conduct Korean cooking class every Sunday and Wednesday.
Korean breakfast dishes prepared by Chef Yang will be available daily at the Island Kitchen from 7 to 10:30am, where guests can savour MiyeokGuk (seaweed soup), Gamja Jorim (potato salad), Jap Chae (glass noodles with vegetables and soy sauce) and many more.
Hailing from Seoul, Chef Yang has almost twenty years of experience working at several embassies, prestigious hotels and restaurants, including the VIP Lounge of the Pyeonchang Paralympic Games. According to the resort, Chef Yang will apply her knowledge and expertise to engage with the guests, and share her knowledge with the resort’s culinary team to introduce new gastronomy trends and techniques, and add more nutritious dishes to the menu on a weekly basis to align with the Westin Eat Well philosophy providing guests with balanced and nutritious cuisines.