On May 3, a food exchange was held at 6 p.m. at the language club ‘Time.’ Students made choripan and shared Korean food such as tteokbokki, fried food, sujeonggwa, and sikhye. The choripan is a South American sandwich popular in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, and Bolivia. Just as tteokbokki and sundae are famous for street food in Korea, choripan is famous in Argentina. Although Argentina has relatively fewer street foods than Korea, choripan is a popular food for Argentines. Choripan combines ‘chorizo,’ meaning sausage, and ‘pan,’ meaning bread. It is a sandwich with sausage.
The food exchange was conducted for exchange and cultural learning between Yeungnam University’s international and Korean students. Students from Italy, Thailand, Chile, Brazil, Spain, Colombia, and Korea participated in the event. When the students made the choripan, they put pepperoni, chicken sausage, avocado, and cheese on a baguette. They used chimichurri, the representative sauce of Argentina. Some students used olive oil or Greek yogurt to make them according to their tastes.
The event consisted of two Korean students and two international students. In an in-house survey before the food exchange event, international students were surveyed on their preferences for Korean food, and tteokbokki was the highest. International student A expressed satisfaction, saying that tteokbokki was spicy but delicious. International student B tried sujeonggwa for the first time but answered that it was sweet and delicious. Students got closer by talking about their culture and food.
YU’s club ‘Time’ is an English conversation and academic club. It started in 1987 and continues to this day. If you are interested in English academics and want to improve your English skills, why don’t you attend this club?At least three academic meetings are held every semester, and there is an interview before joining the club.