Min-ho angry, Bang-won seeks support from Yi Ji-ran

Hawaii Food and Wine Festival has been the model and inspiration for the Jeju Food and Wine Festival which will be May 5-14 at Jeju Island, South Korea. Jeju and Hawaii are sister states and the event celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

To commemorate the 30th year, Jeju Food and Wine Festival will kick off its inaugural year next month. Local chefs Alan Wong and Roy Yamaguchi, who both founded Hawaii Food and Wine Festival, are invited to Jeju along with Vikram Garg. Some other notable international chefs are Masaharu Morimoto, Ming Tsai, Todd English, Josiah Citrin, and 10 South Korean chefs.

Jeju Island is well noted for its diverse climate and abundance of seafood. There is a group of 20 (estimated) delegates made up of local politicians and businessmen who will go on a trade mission to South Korea making a stop at the Jeju Food and Wine Festival.

For more information, please visit jejufoodandwinefestival.com.

Weekly update

‘My Daughter, Sawol’

Episodes 9 & 10

Today, 6:30 p.m.: Kuk-ja wonders where she has seen Hyesang before. She tries to find out Hyesang’s background through Mary. Hyesang sees Sawol’s blueprint for a new metropolitan city and can’t conceal her jealousy. Today, 7:45 p.m.: Dukyeh is devastated to find out that Hyesang isn’t her daughter. Min-ho’s anger hits the roof when he discovers Hyesang copied Sawol’s blueprints.

‘Root of the Throne’

Episodes 47 & 48

Monday, 7:45 p.m.: Boon-yi realizes Bang-won has taken up arms, after seeing empty boxes at the armory shed. Jukryong lures Bang-ji with Yeon-hee’s help. Bang-won raises Yi Suk-byun’s army. Yi Seong-gye discovers Bang-won’s attack on the kingdom’s army. Moo Hak-joo informs Bang-won of Jung Do-jeon’s whereabouts. Tuesday, 7:45 p.m.: Ha Ryoon orders Jung Do-jeon’s body to be disposed at a mountain and to capture his followers. Boon-yi find Moo Hyool and Bang-ji in a battle and informs Bang-ji of Jung Do-jeon’s death. Jo Joon presents Ha Ryoon’s letter to Yi Seong-gye. Bang-won seeks support from Yi Ji-ran, asking him to persuade his father.

‘Come Back Alive’

Episodes 9 & 10

Wednesday, 7:45 p.m.: Hae-joon moves into Da-hye’s home, using Young-soo’s friendship to his advantage. Hae-joon tries to get closer to Da-hye, not as Young-soo but as Hae-joon. He comes to learn sides of Da-hye that he never knew. Yi Yeon’s acting shines with Hong-nan’s help. Jae-gook feels a peculiar emotion watching Yi Yeon and Hong-nan together. Thursday, 7:45 p.m.: Through Jae-gook’s schemes, he alienates Hae-joon from other employees. Hae-joon finds out the real reason Da-hye wants to remain at Sunjin Mall, and pledges to help her. Da-hye is thrown into confusion, as she sees so much similarity between Young-soo and Hae-joon. Young-chan gives the photo he found at Gi-tak’s rooftop house to Seung-jae. Hong-nan and Hae-joon put their heads together to bring Jae-gook down.

‘Mrs. Cop’

Episode 7 & 8

Friday, 7:45 p.m.: Yoon-jung finds out that a car involved in a thief case belongs to Jo Hee-chul’s son. A task force team is formed to pursue Jo Hee-chul’s organized crime. Lee Ro-joon offers help to Min Jong-jung, who after being released from prison, is barely making a living as a taxi driver. Saturday, 7:45 p.m.: Lee Ro-joon is fascinated by the fact that Yoon-jung is following his every step. On March 12, restaurant waiter Ha Jung-woo’s corpse is found on the bank of the Han River (the restaurant where Yoon-jung and Lee Ro-joon once met). Yoon-jung and her team pursues Lee Ro-joon as a prime suspect.

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Jeff Chung is general manager of KBFD TV, which televises Korean dramas. This column offers synopses of the dramas playing throughout Hawaii. Chung can be reached at 521-8066 or jeffchung@kbfd.com.

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