This Korean student lets you pay what you can for her homemade food

Annie Perez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 22 2017 05:38 PM

Do Hyun Kim allows her customers to pay what they can for her homemade Korean dishes. Photo from Kara Dumasis on Facebook.

NEGROS ORIENTAL -- A Korean woman studying English in Valencia, Negros Occidental sells homemade Korean food without setting a price for each dish.

Nineteen-year-old Do Hyun Kim has been studying English in Valencia for more than two years. For her final project, she opened a food cart serving homemade Korean dishes.

Kim did not set a specific price for her products, letting her customers pay what they can afford.

She opened her food cart for four days last week, either at the Rizal Boulevard in Dumaguete City or at Quezon Park.

Last Saturday, one of her customers, Kara Dumasis, posted about her experience on Facebook

Dumasis' post received more than 10,000 likes, with most people praising Kim's generosity and kind heart.

According to Kim, she decided on opening a food cart for her school project because she was inspired by a certain cafe in Seoul, South Korea geared towards helping the homeless.

"In the Philippines, I met a lot of people, mostly the homeless, and I want to help them. Let them try food," she said.

She served kimchi, kimchi pilaf and kimbap.

Recounting her experience, Kim said she earned less than P10,000 despite spending P15,000 for the project. However, she doesn't care about the losses.

Kim is set to leave the country in two weeks to continue her education in South Korea. She is looking into securing permits for whoever would want to continue her cause of sharing Korean food to people.