Super Junior reigns supreme 2012/09/05, Source,
This is the 11th in a 15-part series on the stars and trends in "hallyu" or Korean wave, which is gaining global popularity in Southeast Asia and Latin America. The Korea Times produces this special project in cooperation with the Korean Foundation and CJ E&M. - ED. By Kim Ji-soo, Rachel Lee
Young K-pop fans may have killed for the chance that we've had: to walk backstage on M Countdown, a popular cable television music program. Stepping inside Thursday, we saw immaculately-styled Sung Min, a member of Super Junior, whiz by us. Then up ahead, in the room with a paper sign showing the group's name on the door, there was Shin Dong having his violet-colored hair styled up, as Si Won stepped out and with a manner worthy of a world star said hello to his interviewers,...More
Bibimbap Chain Launches in London to Spread Korean Cuisine in Europe 2012/08/04, Source, An outlet of Korean restaurant chain bibigo in London /Courtesy of CJ Foodville
The restaurant chain bibigo, which specializes in the popular Korean dish bibimbap, has made its way into the heart of London. CJ Group launched an 80 sq. m branch of its flagship restaurant on Great Marlborough Street near Oxford Circus on July 25. With 86 seats, it is the first branch of the Korean franchise to open in Europe. While its domestic chain serves mid-priced dishes (W7,000-15,000), the restaurant in London is little more upscale: Appetizers and bibimbap range from W15,000 to W25,000, with main dishes like bulgogi stake and galbi going for W30,000 to W50,000 (US$1=W1,138),...More
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