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Pojangmacha: Korean Street Food Market in Berlin

On the 15th of April at the Platoon Kunsthalle is open from from 6pm

April 14th, 2016

On Friday, April 15th at the Platoon Kunsthalle the monthly event “Pojangmacha: Korean street food market” took place. On this occasion, through typical dishes and drinks, it was possible to discover and meet the Korean culture. In order to complete the experience, there was a characteristic music in background during all the evening. Some examples of the specialties offered are bulgogi, samgyeopsal andojingo seomyeon, gwaja, kimbap and more. Visitors could walk through the traditional tents and stalls with open kitchens and have an overview of the classics and fusion favorites, tasting the liquor Soju served warm or cold and the rice liquor Makgeolli, discovering what the atmosphere is like on the streets of Seoul, South Korea.

The Korean world "Pojangmacha" means street sellers and it is popular in South Korea as a place to have a snack or drink late into the night. The food sold in these places is what could be called street food and it can usually be eaten quickly while standing, taken away or sometimes there are some cheap chairs or benches for customers to sit.

PLATOON KUNSTHALLE is a communication consultancy that specializes in energizing cultural movements and community events with the aim to create sustainable relationships between brands and the artistic and creative subculture. It hosts art projects, workshops, and events and it is designed as an experimental space for artists, creative people and for the members of the PLATOON NETWORK, which is a global community of more than 6000 artists and thinkers that get together to support each other. Some of their projects happen at PLATOON, others take place in different locations.

“Pojangmacha: Korean street food market” is one of the several events organized through the city of Berlin in order to discover and meet cultures in a multicultural environment, facilitating the transmission of customs and traditions. Food, drinks and music are in this case the symbols used to spread Korean culture to an international audience.



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Caterina Gion, Berlin Global