When Mike Hong decided to open his Culinary Institute of Korea, he did so in Chino Hills – hardly the most Asian community in the Southland.
And when Hong began publicly demonstrating the art of Korean cooking Saturday, he did so in the Hacienda Heights library; this Saturday he’ll be at the public library in Diamond Bar – two communities experiencing a wave of Chinese immigrants, not necessarily Korean transplants.
But that is the point.
Hong, 46, said he wants to expand both the audience and chefs of Korean cuisine.
Read more in Steve Scauzillo’s story Korean.