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Korea's Chef Chun Comes to George Brown October 18

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The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea is hosting a Korean culinary showcase at George Brown College's Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts on October 18. Guest chef Duk-Sang Chun will be on hand to join in the festivities. Chun is the executive chef for Korean cuisine at Seoul's LOTTE Hotel, and also was head chef during U.S. President Obama's official visit to Korea.

Rendezvous Korean Cuisine 2013 takes place from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with George Brown and the Korean Consulate presenting demonstrations and tastings, alongside Korean food product booths and traditional Korean music and K-pop.

Korean cuisine has been popular in Toronto for years, and it's come a long way from its bulgogi phase (although still delicious). Nowadays, Korean's gone gourmet: bo ssäm at Momofuku Daish? costs $250...and that's for takeaway.

More affordable Oddseoul on Ossington mixes things up with an East-meets-West menu, and owners Leeto and Leemo Han have been serving up a mean bibimbap for years at their first Korean resto, Swish by Han, in St. Lawrence Market.

What are some of your favourite Korean hot spots? Know of any hidden gems? Send your tips to:

· Oddseoul [BlogTO]
· Review: Oddseoul, the Korean Hipster Dive From the Brothers Behind Swish [Toronto Life]
· Momofuku Celebrates First Anniversary in Toronto [Eater Toronto]

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