Iraq-University students open mobile restaurant for Korean food


Date: 28/05/2022

Location: Sulaymaniyah – Iraq

Language: Arabic+ Kurdish

Duration: 00:04:04

Source: A24 Sulaymaniyah

Restrictions: A24 Subscribers


Four university students, a male and three females, have opened a mobile restaurant that provides services with the flavor of Korean meals in Sulaymaniyah city in the east of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

As this type of meal is popular on social media among young people in particular, the students decided to make these dishes available for people at fair prices that could range from 8000 to 10000 Iraqi Dinar.

Samyang restuatrent, named after the famous brand of Korean noodles, supports the students financially to cover their university tuition fees and other expenses amid Iraq’s difficult economic situation blamed on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Shot list:

  • Soundbite (Roza Bakhtiar-Customer):

“Korean food is popular on social media these days. It looked delicious. When I heard about this restaurant, I came to taste the food. I am waiting for it to be prepared. I hope it’s delicious.”

  • Soundbite (Mohamed Salah-University Student, Project Founder):

“The idea was to make Korean food for people in Kurdistan. We are three girls and one boy. Our goal is to make money. Food prices start from 2000 to 8000 dinars.”

  • Soundbite (Nagham Ali – University student and project founder):

“Through this restaurant, we connect people who love Korean culture and food. The menu contains: Noodles, Tteokbokki, Kimchi, and Corn dog which is mozzarella cheese and chicken hot dog, dipped in a special sauce, then fried.”

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