The K-Style Hub Traditional Korean Cuisine Cultural Center invited Song Joong Ki as their honorary ambassador for Korea’s tourism where he accompanied the President of South Korea, Park Geun Hye. At this opening event, they participated in various activities such as testing food, making traditional cookies and more to promote Korean cuisine internationally.
Song Joong-Ki attends the opening ceremony of K-Style Hub Traditional Korean Cuisine Cultural Center with President Park Geun Hye
On Monday, April 11, 2016, President Park Geun Hye, along with actor Song Joong Ki, the ambassador of Korea’s tourism, attended an opening ceremony of K-Style Hub Traditional Korean Cuisine Cultural Center in Seoul.
The President expressed her gratefulness of meeting Song Joong Ki, as he was more than honored to accompany the President at this important event.
“I am very happy to see that you completed your military service and became a big Hallyu Star. Seeing you promote Korea’s tourism and culture shows that you are a true role model and a patriot in real life and not just in dramas.”
– South Korean President Park Geun Hye
President Park praised how the drama ‘Descendants of the Sun’ turned out successfully and contributed to the development of Korean culture and tourism internationally. She called Song a “young patriot” for serving as an honorary ambassador for South Korea’s tourism at a time when the government is pushing to promote tourism and culture.
Song Joong ki and President Park Geun Hye makes Korea’s traditional cookies called yakgwa.
The President also attended a short cooking demonstration at the tour with Song Joong Ki where they made Korean traditional cookies called ‘yakgwa’. It is made with flour, sesame oil, honey, rice wine, cinnamon and ginger juice. The event turned out successfully, and it helped them to promote Korean food overseas.
Sources: JoongAng Daily, Korea Times