Hawaii food fes­ti­val in­spires Korean event

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - ENTERTAINMENT - JEFF CHUNG Jeff Chung is gen­eral man­ager of KBFD TV, which tele­vises Korean dra­mas with English sub­ti­tles. Reach him at 521-8066 or jef­fchung@kbfd.com.

The sec­ond Jeju Food & Wine Fes­ti­val in Korea con­cluded Satur­day. The event was in­spired by and mod­eled af­ter the Hawaii Food & Wine Fes­ti­val.

Jeju, an is­land off the south­ern tip of the Korean Penin­sula, has abun­dant seafood re­sources. Lo­cal chefs Alan Wong and Roy Ya­m­aguchi both at­tended the in­au­gu­ral fes­ti­val in May 2016, but due to sched­ule con­flicts were not able to at­tend this year. Chef Vikram Garg from Hawaii has at­tended the Jeju Food & Wine Fes­ti­val both years. South Korea has been mak­ing a big push into the fine-cui­sine in­dus­try as many South Korean chefs have been get­ting in­ter­na­tional at­ten­tion. The Miche­lin Guide re­leased its first Seoul edi­tion last year with two Korean restau­rants re­ceiv­ing three stars.

This week’s syn­opses “Per­fect Bride” Episodes 55 and 56

To­day, 6:30 p.m.: Shi-nae dumps harsh words on Ji-ha, and Soo-jo hears it all as he walks in on them. Soo-jo re­turns his fury to Shi-nae and Do-geum. Geum-shik and Ddol be­come friends quickly. Jae-soon’s life seems headed for a re­bound to her glory days. To­day, 7:45 p.m.: Jae-soon bor­rows money from Geum-shik to open a sidedish shop. Shi-nae takes her fa­ther to the hos­pi­tal to ex­am­ine his men­tal state.

“Whis­per” Episodes 10 and 11

Mon­day, 7:45 p.m.: Jung-il hides his emo­tions when he sees Il-hwan’s sad­ness over Yoo-taek’s death. The ac­ci­dent site is set on fire, and all traces of ev­i­dence are de­stroyed. Young-joo and Jung-il chase af­ter Tae-gon to find Yootaek’s corpse, which has dis­ap­peared. Young-joo, the only wit­ness to the mur­der, is put in a po­si­tion where she has to choose be­tween Jung-il or Il-hwan. Tues­day, 7:45 p.m.: Yoo-taek’s body is found in Young-joo’s car trunk. She senses Tae-gon is re­spon­si­ble. Dongjoon urges Tae-gon to tell the truth. Il­h­wan and Soo-yun scheme to make Dong-joon Youngjoo’s ac­com­plice. Jung-il gives Il-hwan a gift of pot­tery, sim­i­lar to what was used in Yootaek’s as­sault. Jung-il makes a re­mark that leaves Il-hwan won­der­ing.

“Love in Trou­ble” Episodes 1 and 2 Wednes­day, 3 and 4 Thurs­day

Wednes­day, 7:45 p.m.: The en­counter be­tween the two main char­ac­ters starts in a sub­way. Bong-hee mis­tak­enly pegs Ji-wook as a per­vert. Bong-hee re­al­izes that her boyfriend has been fool­ing around. Bong-hee ends up as an in­tern for Ji-wook. Then she is ac­cused of mur­der, and Ji-wook is the pros­e­cu­tor in her case. Thurs­day, 7:45 p.m.: Bong-hee calls Ji-wook for help. Bong-hee’s boyfriend, Hee-joon, is the pros­e­cu­tor chief’s son. Ji-wook gets called by Hee-joon’s fa­ther and is pres­sured to get an in­dict­ment against Bong-hee. He’s torn be­tween do­ing the right thing and his fu­ture suc­cess. He goes to Bong-hee’s house to search the premises again and finds a po­ten­tial mur­der weapon. But then he gets a call that an­other po­ten­tial mur­der weapon has sur­faced.

“Band of Sis­ters” Episodes 7 and 8

Fri­day, 7:45 p.m.: Dal-hee passes by the ac­ci­dent scene and sees a ban­ner for a wit­ness search. Se-kyung makes an ur­gent call. She finds out that one of the vic­tim’s fam­ily mem­bers holds the key. Satur­day, 7:45 p.m.: Ki-chan hates Se-kyung and con­fronts her. She takes his prized chamomile, a spe­cial va­ri­ety he cre­ated.

Vikram Garg

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