Hyeyeon Factory is an online food venture that combines Korea and UAE culture through amazing halal Korean dishes. The homemade business by friends Hyeyeon Lee and Amina Abbassi wants to bring “Korean food to Arab nations’ daily table that is healthy, nutritious, and delicious,” Says Hyeyeon “People are still not familiar with Korean food, so we are trying to let them explore the taste of Korea through our menu.”
The Co-Founder met in a Korean class that Hyeyeon was teaching, and Amina was one of her students. Hyeyeon is a language teacher and translator, while Amina is a pastry chef. The two are passionate about Korean food and cooking, so they decided to open Hyeyeon Factory online last year. Both are working hard and having fun creating different halal Korean dishes – like their bestselling organic Kimchi.
What is the story behind Hyeyeon Factory?
Hyeyeon: I studied abroad since 2011, and since food is my passion and I lived outside Korea for a long time, I felt homesick and asked my family to bring food whenever I studied. I started to invite friends over for Korean food, and they were amazed by the home-cooked meals. This is how I got the idea of opening a food business in Dubai.
Amina is enthusiastic about Korean food and culture. She started to get interested at age 16 and that's the beginning of her journey exploring different dishes. She travelled to different Korean cities and tried the local homemade cusines.