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Seoul: Korean Cooking Class at a Local Home and Market Tour

1. Seoul: Korean Cooking Class at a Local Home and Market Tour

Experience the Korean cooking and street food culture in Seoul and join an educational session for you or your group. An expert native Korean chef will assist you in learning the culture, ingredients, and how to prepare and create authentic Korean dishes. Begin the tour with a visit to a local market to buy fresh ingredients for the class and taste some local street food at the popular, yet less touristy market in Seoul. Absorb the vibrant atmosphere of the market and with your guide, find the ingredients which are required for the cooking class. After the market tour, head to the venue of your cooking class and learn a few Korean phrases while sipping a delicious welcome drink. Then it's time to make a variety of traditional Korean dishes. Your experienced chef-guide will show you how to make 4 dishes including Bibimbap (mixed rice with meat and vegetables), Dakgalbi (stir-fried chicken), Haemul-Pajeon (seafood and green onion pancake), and Doenjang-Jjigae (fermented soybean paste stew). Then, sit down to a meal and savor the delicious flavors of your creations. Enjoy the unique art of Korean food with a Hanjeongsik, a traditional Korean course meal with more than 10 side dishes which will be provided by your local host along with seasonal fruits and rice wine.

Seoul: Noryangjin Fish Market Guided Tour and Food Tasting

2. Seoul: Noryangjin Fish Market Guided Tour and Food Tasting

Opened in 1927 on Uiju-ro Street next to Seoul Station, Noryangjin Fishery Market is one of Korea's largest seafood markets. The market handles about 50% of metropolitan volume and trades 250 to 300 tons of fishery products every day. The prices of fishery products are decided Noryangjin Market is the largest marine products market in Seoul and is also the most popular with tourists due to that reason. Opened in 1927, it’s centrally located just south of Yeouido Island. The market was originally on Uiju-ro, a street near Seoul Station but was relocated to its current location in 1971. The market handles 250 to 300 tons of marine products every single day. In the past few years it’s seen a pretty dramatic makeover from the older traditional Korean style of a market that was set up in 1971 into a new shiny bright white walled store. You can understand Korean culture through the explanation of Seafood. Find your favorite seafood at Noryangjin Market Please arrive at the reservation site by 10 minutes in advance. This product is confirmed after making a reservation.

Seoul: Insadong Street Tour with Food Tasting

3. Seoul: Insadong Street Tour with Food Tasting

Insadong-gil is a great example of a shared road that respects its historic past while meeting the changing needs of modern street users. It is a narrow road in Insadong, a historic neighborhood in Jongno-gu District of Seoul in South Korea. Creates a unique streetscape that provides a sensory experience as well as a historic experience of Korea with artistic street performances, galleries, and antique shops in the historic buildings. Instant Tteokbokki is a type where the dish is cooked at the table entirely inside a pot. An order of Instant Tteokbokki will bring uncooked rice cakes with various add-ins placed in a large pot onto the table. Boil until the rice cakes are fully cooked and serve. Instant Tteokbokki contains Korean chili powders, hence anyone who cannot handle spicy food must be cautious! Challenge yourself with Instant Tteokbokki to master K-Spicy!

Seoul: Gwangjang Market & Fortress Wall Tour with Food

4. Seoul: Gwangjang Market & Fortress Wall Tour with Food

Take an insider's look at Seoul as you join your guide on a walking tour of the South Korean capital's famous Gwangjang Market, Chenggyecheon stream, Heunginjimun Gate, Seoul Fortress Wall, and Ihwa Mural Village. Learn about the local culture and sample some culinary delights on the way. Start with a tour of Gwangjang Market, Seoul’s first and oldest covered market, to sample popular street food like Kimbab (seaweed and rice roll), Bindaeddoek (mung bean pancake), or Ddeokbokki (rice cake). The city's biggest street food hot spot also sells hanbok, traditional Korean clothing. Next, walk along Cheonggyecheon stream where locals love to hang out and relax there to escape from city life. The stream was paved over as part of post-war economic development in 1958 and restored in 2003. Soon, arrive at the Heunginjimun Gate (Dongdaemun), a Korean national treasure. It was first constructed in 1396 as one of the main gates in the Fortress Wall of Seoul. Only this gate has an outer wall among the eight gates of the city. Moving on, walk along the Hanyangdoseong (Seoul Fortress Wall), built to protect the old Seoul, Hanyang from foreign enemies in the Joseon dynasty. As you admire the series of walls made of stone and wood, also soak in some amazing views of the city from the fortress. To conclude the tour, visit the Ihwa Mural Village, a unique spot fully devoted to street art and wall murals. Explore this artistic enclave and learn how the neighborhood transformed from a ghost town to a colorful attraction.

From Seoul: Baengmagoji Battlefield & Korean War Tour

5. From Seoul: Baengmagoji Battlefield & Korean War Tour

Embark on a day tour outside the city of Seoul and learn more about the history of the Korean War. First, stop at Baengmagoji, the site of the Battle of White Horse. Learn more about the fierce conflict between the 9th division of the Korean Army and the 38th force of the Chinese Army which took place here throughout October 1952. Next, visit the former Headquarters of the Labor Party. Discover a three-story building which was constructed in 1946 and in use until the outbreak of the Korean War on June 25 1950. Today, the building is used as a concert hall. Then, visit Dopiansa Temple, built in the 9th century during the era of the Silla Dynasty. This temple is located near to the DMZ and saw much conflict during the war years. Once you've worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy a traditional Korean-style rib soup for lunch. Finally, stop at Sanjeong Lake and take a relaxing around the beautiful mountain lake surrounded by magnificent views. Enjoy some time to reflect on Korean history, before returning to the capital.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Junghee's class was amazing! She is fluent in english and very fun! She made me feel like I had known her for a long time :) I have currently lived in Seoul for 2 years, and was looking for an english friendly cooking class. The tour of the market included some great information and was such a fun time chatting with Junghee while we shopped and looked around. The cooking class made complex dishes seem so easy! Junghee has thought out every possible part of the class wonderfully. She is a great teacher and storyteller. The food itself was delicious and I feel confident I can cook any of it at home! She also takes pictures and videos for you while you cook. I highly recommend taking this course if you are looking to learn some things about korean culture, including food and language and more! Even as someone who lives in Korea, I found this class to be an amazing experience~ :)

I absolutely loved my cooking class with Junghee. She took us on an amazing market tour and taught us about traditional Korean foods while answering all our questions. She even helped us try street food from some of her favorite stalls. After the market we got to prepare an entire meal with multiple dishes right in her home. As a study abroad student who missed cooking in a home setting, this class was one of the most special experiences I have had during my time in Korea. We felt so welcomed by Junghee and absolutely loved listening to her stories and knowledge of cooking. Whether you are in Korea for a week or a year, I highly recommend cooking with Junghee.

We had an amazing time with Junghee. The market tour was excellent. She confirmed ahead of time our dietary requirements (Vegan) and had a menu that suited us. The cooking session was fun and entertaining. Junghee also took photos and videos us while cooking and sent them right away along with recipes. We did this at her family home which added to the authenticity of the experience.

I booked this cooking class for the first day of my visit to South Korea and i’m glad i did! Junghee is friendly, enthusiastic, fun, explained everything and in the end all was delicious! Gamsahabnida ! 5 stars.

This was a great experience. The good was AMAZING! The host is super nice and welcoming. I can't wait to try out the recipes once I get back home. I highly recommend this class!