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Celebrating Chuseok at Hyatt

AUTHENTIC flavors from Korea and its island of Jeju will be the highlight of Hyatt Regency Saipan’s Chuseok Autumn Festival this month at Kili Café & Terrace.

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Korean style braised beef, steamed king prawn with vegetables, stir fried spicy pork & vegetables, assorted pancakes and skewers.
Hyatt Regency Chef Kwon II Shawn Lee and Executive Sous Chef Zenn Tomokane pose with Chuseok dishes: Korean cabbage kimchi, fresh salmon and vegetable roll, soy and ginger marinated crab.

Chuseok, which means “Autumn Eve” or “Autumn Festival,” is a special holiday observed by families and friends in celebration of a good harvest, their cultural traditions and ancestors.

Hyatt Regency Saipan Chef Kwon II “Shawn” Lee said he usually celebrates Chuseok in his hometown, Seogwipo on Jeju Island where he prepares the food with his family and hosts a memorial service to honor his father.

This year’s good harvest will add more authentic flavors from Korea, says Chef Lee, adding that he ordered most of the ingredients all the way from Jeju Island. The menu includes Korean-style braised beef, stir fried spicy pork & vegetables, steamed king prawns, braised Jeju hair noodles, and assorted pancake skewers. For dessert, try “gyesung-yakgwa” sweet rice cake ball, “jung-gwa” (braised white radish with syrup), and walnut ice cream.

“If last year’s Chuseok was great, this year will be better,” Hyatt’s Korean sales manager Helen Shin says. “It will keep on getting better — we always want to celebrate Chuseok in a special way.”

Korean cuisine lovers will surely enjoy Chuseok at the Hyatt Regency Saipan which will celebrate it for three consecutive days: Sept. 12, 13 and 14, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Kili Cafe & Terrace.

Chef Lee has prepared a wide variety of delicacies. The theme for the first day is “Royal Court Cuisine”; on the second day, “Original Chuseok Cuisine”; and on the third day, “Jeju Island Traditional Cuisine.”

This unforgettable experience is priced at $60 per person and $40 for Club at the Hyatt members. Reservations are highly recommended. For more information, please call 234-1234 extension 26.