Friday, April 03, 2009

The 7th Seoul International ‘Tteok’ Fair 2009

The 7th Seoul International ‘Tteok’ Fair 2009

The Institute of Korean Traditional Food with the Korea Agro-Fisheries Trade Corporation are organizing the first rice cake – teok – competition for foreigners. This event will be held on Friday, May 8th from 2 to 4pm at the aT Center in Yangje-dong, 2nd Exhibition Hall. The competition will invite 40 foreigners- amateurs and professionals – to make this Korean traditional food. Foreigners can reside in or outside of Korea. Contestants will be given 1 hour to make their recipes. New techniques and ingredients are encouraged. The competition will give a 2 million won prize to the person with the best recipe. The second place winner will receive 1 million won and the 3rd place winner will receive 500,000 won.

The Institute of Korean Traditional Food will be holding two free orientation sessions for participants of the event at 3pm on April 11th and 18th. Potential contestants must attend one of the two sessions. The sessions will give lessons on making rice cakes, give contest rules, and give recipe tips.

This event will part of the 7th Seoul International Tteok Fair 2009. The Fair will also have the Korean rice cake competition, seminars, exhibitions, and activities for all ages. There will be 50 international trade companies at the fair. Business consulting will also be provided for those interested in getting started in the rice cake industry. The Fair will start off with the cutting of the world’s largest rice cake.

This event will have foreign and domestic media attending and covering the event. It seeks to promote the popularization and globalization of Korean rice cakes.

Contact Soo Hyun Choi at or call 02.741.5477 / 010.4272.1900 to get applications and for questions on the event.

This event is sponsored by Sponsored by > Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Seoul Metropolitan Government, GyeongGi-Do: Rural Development Administration, Korea Tourism Organization, Korea Restaurant Association, Korean Traditional Food (한국전통가공식품협회), Korea Food Dduk (한국떡류식품가공회), 농협중앙회, The Farmers Newspaper, Jilsiru café