Discover Korea’s Delicious Secret! K-FOOD!

Got the food! Let's go party!

The Wonder Girls have dropped their newest music video, and it’s about a young person’s two favorite things: partying and food!

The Wonder Girls and the Korean Agro-Fisheries Trade Corporation have paired up to promote Korean cuisine around the world. Their message is an invitation to eat the healthy food Korea offers and the Wonder Girls are set up to do more promotions in the upcoming year which will put the spotlight on Korean cuisine and farm products.

This is how they promoted K-food before (these were extremely entertaining for me because I also like traditional Korean culture):

“In Korea, we got choices…Let’s be smart, and keep it fresh. Wanna be healthy, then you know we got the best!”

The song was produced in New York at JYP’s Entertainment Office and did you happen to notice the language it was in? That’s right! The whole song was in English! I have to say I’m really impressed with these girls. They’ve really improved since their English version of “Nobody.” So, why is it in English?

English, as many are aware, is the “international” language. Not that it’s inherently better or anything, it just happens to be the most widespread foreign language. So what better way than to reach the masses than with the language their most likely to understand? K-Pop has already made great strides abroad and it’s very obvious that the AFTC (that’s what I call it) is hoping to use K-pop’s influence to spread the word about wholesome Korean fare.

The production of the video is superb! It’s fun, colorful and full of life. I love scrap booking, so it was really entertaining! The quality was just so…good. The effects were crisp and I didn’t find a single misspelled word…yet :) Well, straw-berry is weird, but it’s not horribly wrong.

The only puzzling thing to me was the food choices: strawberry, ginseng, kimchi, paprika, and a green apple. I get the kimchi and ginseng part, but aren’t strawberries, paprika, and green apples already all over the world? Is there something more significant about Korean strawberries? I guess it doesn’t matter. If the message is about being healthy, then everything they mentioned certainly falls within that category.

Also, I really like the way they promote k-food as being able to “Keep the skin so beautiful and full of energy…Cause we got the secret of health and beauty.” It’s no secret that Koreans are and look very healthy. They are generally thin and have clear skin and the healthy food, I believe, definitely has all to do with it! You want to look like a k-pop star? Then you’ve gots to eat like one! :)

These are the numerous screen shots I took, please enjoy them and let’s “K-swag it” to “stay bad with it!”

Lyrics:

Chorus:

It’s a k-food party, k-food party

c’mon everybody, make the smart choice

It’s a k-food party, k-food party

c’mon everybody, make the smart choice!

Verse 1:

In Korea, we got choices,

Let’s come together, lift up our voices

Let’s be smart and keep it fresh

wanna be healthy? Then you know we got the best

We got straw-berry, ginseng, love that kimchi

Keep the skin so beautiful and full of energy

Wanna give the whole world a taste of harmony

Cause we got the secret of health and beauty

Repeat Chorus *

Bridge:

All around the world, it’s the Wonder Girls

Tellin’ everybody, it’s a K-food party

All around the world, it’s the Wonder Girls

Tellin’ everybody, it’s a K-food party

Verse 2:

In Korea (a-ha), hot or freezing (a-ha)

We got food to go with every season, yeah

Feel so good to discover, that the taste of K-food is like no other other

we got straw-berry, ginseng, love that kimchi

Keep the skin so beautiful and full of energy

Wanna give the whole world a taste of harmony

Cause we got the secret of health and beauty

Repeat chorus*

Repeat bridge*

Rap:

For me to stay fly, I gots to eat good

Try to take my fruits and veggies?

I wish somebody would!

I’m k-sawggin’ it!

Cuz I gotta stay bad with it!

Please don’t knock it till you try it

Don’t be mad at it, k-food we baggin it yup!

Let’s go!

Repeat chorus*

Repeat bridge*

So, what do you think? Will you start to eat k-food?

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