K-Pop Hit: Recap [SPOILERS]

And the correct answer to the “K-Pop Hit” puzzle was…

A FLOWER BLOSSOM ON THE RICE! “Located in a quiet alley away from the touristy bustle of Insa-dong, A Flower Blossom on the Rice is a restaurant that caters to the health-conscious diner, serving wholesome home-cooked fare using only certified organic ingredients sourced straight from the farm. The signature dish at this restaurant is the ‘Bojagi-Wrapped Bibimbap’ – a log of cooked rice topped with five different sautéed vegetables in their multi-colored glory, encased in a crepe-thin egg omelet like a gift, tied with a seaweed ribbon and presented with a single flower on top.” — Michelin guide review

There are nine pictures in the K-Pop poster. Each can be considered a clue for a word, namely the following:

  • M.I.A.
  • TIER
  • MISS
  • SOLE

There is also an included audio file that plays the “K-Pop Hit,” namely a nine-note melody. In the key of C, the notes can be transcribed as follows (in the solfege scale):

  • MI
  • RE
  • TI
  • DO
  • MI
  • SOL
  • LA
  • DO
  • SOL

Subtracting the second set of letters from the first, we get the following letters: A FLOW ER BLO SS OMON THE RIC E. Thus, the final answer is the Seoul point of interest A Flower Blossom On The Rice!

This week’s first-place Fastest Solver was Cardinality, followed by teams Davidsteinandfriends in second and Methwazord in third! Congrats!

We are currently on break, so the next puzzle will be posted on Apr. 3rd. See you then!

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