A few weeks ago I was contacted by Stephen Lee, owner of HVR Foods Inc. Based in Toronto, HVR Foods Inc. is a family owned company that recently launched their own brand called Seoul Kitchen that produces frozen packaged fully marinated Korean meat. As I am a huge lover of Kalbi (Korean Beef Short Ribs), I was instantly intrigued by the concept and did not hesitate to give the product a try.
Currently on the market, Seoul Kitchen has only released 2 types of Korean Meat (which I sampled both) – Korean Beef Short Ribs & Korean Spicy Chicken. These 2 frozen packaged Korean Meats are available at Nations Fresh Foods and PAT MART. Ready in 10 minutes, both the packages have clear instructions for different cooking options – barbecue/grill and stove top. Each package is approximately 1lb.
Each package serves 2 portions and there was plenty to go around. We decided to chop a few pieces of lettuce and cook some rice to accompany our Korean Meats. Seoul Kitchen uses authentic flavours and so my highly anticipated Korean Short Ribs was exactly the way I imagined it would be. It was marinated perfectly & tasted exactly the ones you’d find at a Korean Restaurant but rather – ready at home. The Korean Spicy Chicken was also a winner. Stephen had tweaked the spiciness of the spicy chicken to a mild level for consumers that may have a lower tolerance for spicy foods.
Make sure you follow Seoul Kitchen on Facebook to see their latest updates about when the products goes on sale!
Grace, Food in the City Toronto
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