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Kimchi Contest Revisits H-Mart Saturday

After a successful kimchi-making contest, the L.A.-based non-profit Serving Group and H-Mart are again co-sponsoring a kimchi-making contest to spread awareness of the cuisine and culture of Korea.

After a successful debut event in July, the H-Mart-sponsored Kimchi Contest will aim to celebrate more than just the culinary arts.

The Korean-born dish is the centerpiece of Saturday's event, but Joseph Suhng — Regional Director of the Los Angeles-based non-profit Serving Group — said the goal is to "share Korean culture and our love of kimchi with other cultures."

The contest will feature kimchi cooks all competing for the event title and serving up fresh kimchi to attendees.

Most of the homemade kimchi made during the event will be donated to non-Korean senior citizens in the surrounding communities, Suhng said.

The event is open to the public and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20 in the parking lot of the .

In addition to the kimchi-making competition, the event will include a kimchi-making booth where everyone can try to make the ancient cuisine; a performance by a traditional Korean percussion group; and an exhibition of various dishes made with kimchi.

Contestants

Those who wish to compete in the contest can register through the event's online form.

For the contest, teams of one to three people will compete to make kimchi with materials provided on the day of the contest, with salted cabbage prepared the day before.

Teams will be judged by a panel of kimchi experts and winning teams will receive prizes.

For more information about the event, visit servinggroup.com.

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