For two days in Hilary term, LMH played host to the cast and crew of a new South Korean TV show, Korean Lunch Tray (or K-Tray), who took over the LMH Kitchens and Hall to give students and staff a taste of authentic Korean food.

Broadcast by JTBC in South Korea on 8th March, Korean Lunch Tray features celebrated chef Lee Yeon-bok, entrepreneur and tv personality Hong Jin-kyung, nutritionist Kim Min-ji, comedian Heo Kyung-hwan, actor and tv personality Nam Chang-hee, and k-pop star Joohoney (from MonstaX).

Korean Lunch Tray is taking South Korean food on the road in the UK, and the crew visited educational institutions and sports grounds around the country, taking over their kitchens to deliver trays of fantastic Korean food to new audiences.

LMH enjoyed hosting the crew during their visit to Oxford. Students and staff alike were delighted to take a break from the normal menu to get a taste of the delicious offerings (including a South Korean take on the traditional ‘fish and chips’) expertly prepared by the show’s team of cooks in the LMH kitchens.   

The crew mingled with students, asking everyone who ate in a packed LMH Hall to rate their meal as they departed (at one point the score was observed to be over 300 positive reviews and zero negative).

It was a fun way for students and staff alike to learn more about South Korean cuisine, and to gain some insight into a very busy few days in the life of a Korean film crew.

A shiny metal food tray with a selection of korean food, including rice, meat and a skewer with fried potatoes
Side by side images of fried potatoes on a stick and fried breaded fish
A film crew dressed in chefs whites shooting a TV show in a commercial kitchen