If you are thinking Taegeuk Warriors Burger is another burger that is dedicated to a Korean Football team then you are probably right and if you are wondering how exactly a burger inspired by the Korean Football team looks like, well, you guessed it, it is a burger with Korean Fried Chicken as its patty and of course some Korean flavour.
The Story of Taegeuk Warriors
Now you can’t have a Taegeuk Warriors Burger without knowing the story of Teageuk Warriors. So the Taageuk Warriors is the nickname for South Korea’s National Football team. The same way we call our national football team Harimau Malaya.
The South Korean National Football Team or Taegeuk Warriors is known to be one of the best Asian Football Team alongside Japan, of course. As a matter of fact, they have been playing in the FIFA World Cup for nine consecutive years, 10 years of FIFA World Cup participation in total. To add to their golden achievements, they were the only Asian team to reach the semi-finals in 2002 when they co-hosted the tournament with Japan.
Taegeuk Warriors started in the early 1900s when the first All Korea Football Tournament was held in 1921. Prior to that Korea was a colony of Japan. When South Korea was established in the late 1940s, Korean Football Association (KSA) was founded and in 1948 KSA joined FIFA. In the same year, KSA played and win against Mexico in the Summer Olympics Game in London.
South Korea didn’t join FIFA World Cup until 1954 and became the second Asian team ever to compete in the world cup after Indonesia. 2 years after that KFA joined the AFC. In 1960, Korea hosted their first ever AFC Cup and won against Israel.
For the nest 2 decades, KFA didn’t play for the World Cup. It was only in 1986 that they were able to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in Mexico and they have qualified for the FIFA World Cup every game since.
Today the Taegeuk Warriors are represented by start players such as Heung Min Son and Park Ji Sung who also serves as a Club Ambassador for Manchester United. The team is currently under the leadership of Head Coach Tae-yong Shin, and the team is making more impact than just in the football industry.
The Korean Influence in Malaysia
There is no doubt that Malaysian is appreciative of different cultures around the world, but the Korean Culture, in particular, has a special place amongst Malaysians. We love their Football Team, their K-pop bands, their K-drama, their Korean fashion and of course their food!
Over the years there are a lot of Korean infusions being introduced in classic western food like the Burger or Pizza. We are familiar of dishes like the Kimchi, Bibimbap and the Korean Fried Chicken and more restaurants are now replacing normal burger patties with the Korean Fried Chicken for better flavour, and we can’t say we are not a fan because Korean Fried Chicken is an explosion of flavours.
Where to get the Taegeuk Warriors Burger
You can indulge in the Taegeuk Warriors Burger from Offside Restaurant in KL. They have an abundance of Burgers choice representing different Football Teams from around the world. Offside’s Taegeuk Warriors Burger offers Korean Fried Chicken Thigh dipped in their spicy and sweet Gochujang Sauce and served with Enoki Mushroom. They also do delivery on the Food Panda App.
Similarly Birch in Damansara also serves Korean Fried Chicken Brioche which is a spicy buttermilk Korean fried Chicken served between warm Brioche Bun, Korean Hot Sauce and Papaya Slaw.
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