India is a melting pot of cultures and cuisines. While some recipes are unique and indigenous to the country, others are fusion foods or inspired by the dishes of other nations. You will find new and innovative recipes and techniques all over the country, no matter which are you are in. Korean recipes too have been trending recently thanks to the growing popularity of K-dramas and K-pop music. But wouldn’t you be impressed if a Korean person absorbing our culture and language? Recently, a Korean chef living in Delhi has left the internet starstruck The reason is not the recipe he cooked, but in fact the narration he made along with it. Chef Kim Jiyeol has stunned desi foodies after he explained his entire recipe for steamed egg in Hindi! Don’t believe us? Take a look and see for yourself:
Shared on his handle @cook_oranji, the video has gone viral and received over 4.3 million views and 277k likes. In the clip, chef Kim was cooking a Korean-style steamed egg. He revealed that he was going to introduce the recipe to his fans and followers on Instagram when the audio botched up. “Actually, there was a problem with the sound of the video, so I narrated it in Hindi,” he revealed in the caption of the clip.
In the short recipe video, chef Kim carefully narrates each step in Hindi. “Pehle Zucchini cut karenge,” he says followed by, “Teen anda todenge.” Instagram users from India were delighted with his Hindi speaking attempt, and they showered praises in the comments section in huge numbers. “You’re speaking hindi very clearly. I appreciate,” commented one fan. “Your Hindi is ‘bahut pyara’. Looking forward for such yum yum easy dishes,” wrote another user.
This is not the only Korean person to have created a stir online. In the recent past, a Korean woman was caught on camera teaching her son Hindi. The duo also savoured one of the favourite desi snacks, especially devoured during monsoon – the humble Pakora.
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