First, of its kind, the contest was one of the activities to mark South Korean’s 40th bilateral anniversary in Ghana. It took place at the Le Must Restaurant at the Accra Mall and was attended a number of dignitaries including Ghanaian and Korean nationals.
Speaking at the ceremony, South Korean Ambassador to Ghana, Sung-Su Kim, encouraged Ghanaians to also try ‘jollof’ made in South Korea called Kimchi aside Ghanaian Jollof.
‘Kimchi’, he said is not just very good but also healthy.
“I heard Ghana’s famous food is ‘jollof’. I have been to Ghana for just three months and I prefer to take ‘jollof’. But, of course, I love to promote ‘Kimchi’ to you. ‘Kimchi’ is very good for your health,” he added.Saturday’s event had Ghanaian chefs who are well-versed in cooking Korean type of dishes took part in the cooking activities, while the general public sampled the variety of dishes which were presented in a buffet style.
Grace Ezi won the best cook prize after the contest. She received a certificate and a cash prize of $500 among attractive packages. Sarah Amankwah and Stanley Agbofa took the second and third place positions with $300 and $200 cash prizes respectively.
The event was hosted by actress Ama K. Abebrese, with performances from celebrated Ghanaian musician, Okyeame Kwame.
The Korean cooking contest is one of many other activities to celebrate and also strengthen the Korea-Ghana relationship.