From Korea to Kerala: Kochi savours the flavours of the city’s first authentic Korean restaurant

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By Joshua Eugine

31/10/2023

Located in Eroor, Mukbang resides in a quieter part of the city. The first authentic Korean restaurant of the city, they serve customers with familial hospitality.

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“Kochi is my home now,” she says reflecting on the journey that brought her to the city. Nineteen years ago, Mrs Park decided to move to India, drawn to the country’s multicultural landscape.

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“Our teachers told us that the culture of many places came from India,” she explains. She also wanted to provide her son with a good education, which would introduce him to the world.

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Mukbang’s delectable dishes, are a testament to Mrs Park’s dogma of making healthy meals. “For me, quality is important. Our customers’ health is important,” she declares.

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Although the restaurant is only a few months old, it has gained popularity among customers because of its exceptional taste and the remarkably healthy feeling that follows.

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As Mukbang continues to grow, the team is eager to make the restaurant more accessible to customers living in the heart of Kochi city. Mrs Park doesn’t plan to look outside the city yet.

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“Korea is a comfortable country. But my mind is always in Kochi. For me, facilities aren’t important. It is about human beings and human connection,” she signs off.

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