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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The ladies of Sorea performed at the 2011 Korea Day festivities. It was their first US show. The ladies of Sorea performed at the 2011 Korea Day festivities. It was their first US show. (Marlon Bishop/WNYC)

Bulgogi, kimchi, and jeon pancakes were just some of the treats to be had at Tuesday's second annual Korea Day celebration held in Central Park. Korea Day also included music and rice pounding.

Check out a slideshow of the festival below.

Festival goers bought kimchi, a Korean staple, to take home.
Marlon Bishop/WNYC
Festival goers bought kimchi, a Korean staple, to take home.
The spicy, fragrant Kimchi station was one of the most popular tents at the festival.
Marlon Bishop/WNYC
The spicy, fragrant Kimchi station was one of the most popular tents at the festival.
Other servers doled out plentiful portions of bulgogi and rice to hungry festival-goers.
Marlon Bishop/WNYC
Other servers doled out plentiful portions of bulgogi and rice to hungry festival-goers.
Tteokbokki (rice cake in red pepper paste) from San Soo Kap San, a Flushing restaurant.
Marlon Bishop/WNYC
Tteokbokki (rice cake in red pepper paste) from San Soo Kap San, a Flushing restaurant.
Another tasty snack: jeyuk gui and ssam.
Marlon Bishop/WNYC
Another tasty snack: jeyuk gui and ssam.
More bulgogi in lettuce wraps with red bean paste.
Marlon Bishop/WNYC
More bulgogi in lettuce wraps with red bean paste.
Stuffed jeon pancakes.
Marlon Bishop/WNYC
Stuffed jeon pancakes.
A spread of the culinary delights up for grabs on the second annual Korea Day.
Marlon Bishop/WNYC
A spread of the culinary delights up for grabs on the second annual Korea Day.
Lines for food curved around the path leading out of the bandshell area.
Marlon Bishop/WNYC
Lines for food curved around the path leading out of the bandshell area.
Guests were invited to pound rice into dough with giant mallets.
Marlon Bishop/WNYC
Guests were invited to pound rice into dough with giant mallets.
And pound...
Marlon Bishop/WNYC
And pound...
...and pound until the rice developed a smooth texure.
Marlon Bishop/WNYC
...and pound until the rice developed a smooth texure.
The drumming group KCON performed at the Central Park bandshell.
Marlon Bishop/WNYC
The drumming group KCON performed at the Central Park bandshell.
The ladies of Sorea performed on Tuesday -- their first US show.
Marlon Bishop/WNYC
The ladies of Sorea performed on Tuesday -- their first US show.
The all-girl fusion group Sorea mixed traditional Korean instruments with the high heels and mini-skirts of K-Pop.
Marlon Bishop/WNYC
The all-girl fusion group mixed traditional Korean instruments with the high heels and mini-skirts of K-Pop.

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Comments [1]

ondal from la

thats not kimchi thats various bean and/or pepper pastes

Aug. 17 2011 11:48 AM

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