Seoul: Korean Cooking Class at a Local Home and Market Tour
- Duration: 3 hours
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I am so glad I took this cooking class. Junghee’s class was really fun. We started with a market tour, she explained the ingredients in details, the process, she taught me what to choose when buying some ingredients, it was really informative, it gave me the chance to feel being local by being in the market and seeing the locals buy their stuff. The cooking class was awesome. Junghee is fun to be with, she shared lots of stories while we were doing the cooking class. And the food that we prepared is so delicious especially the dak galbi, I was so full. I will gladly take another lesson when I go back to Seoul. Thanks so much Junghee. I had a wonderful day and I also got lucky with experiencing snow for the first time. It was a good thing we were out, doing the market tour, when the snow happened!! People reading this and contemplating if they or they should not do the class, don’t think, just hit the enroll button and choose your schedule. You won’t regret it.
We were only in South Korea for a few of hours and decided we wanted to do something that combined our love for Korean Food and Cooking. This experience did just that. Junghee is super engaging and really ensured we all got as much as we could from the experience starting from the market tour! We got to see and taste a bunch of different ingredients and dishes. She was so informative and relatable. We’ve done a few cooking classes before but we loved Junghee’s approach. Some friends had recommended this experience to us and we are so happy we did it!!! If you are debating whether or not you should do this experience, just do it! You won’t regret it (and neither will your stomach)!
Junghee hosted a fun, authentic, and yummy Korean experience. She was a blast to talk to and super knowledgeable. She let us stop and take photos, talk to vendors, and ask questions, while at the market. She then took us to her beautiful home where all the cooking supplies were already set up. She explained all the steps in detail and with patience, all while sharing interesting tips and fun life stories. She’s an amazing person, and created a fun excursion. This is great for the solo traveler, the couple, and even the whole family! Do yourself a favor and book this, don’t miss out!
This was one of the highlights of our trip to Seoul. We did the market tour and cooking class combo. Do both... seriously. The market tour was great because you got the insider scoop on the market and different ingredients and food there. The cooking class was great because you got to apply what you learned from the market tour. The class is a small set up in Junghee's home! It was great. She sent all the pictures, video and recipe afterwards!! This is one of those things that I would recommend to anyone visiting Seoul
Although the DMZ is officially closed at the moment due to swine flu, we visited a few other sites nearby which really helped convey the history and the current situation, whilst the final stop at the Peace Observatory gave hope for unification in the future. The guide was brilliant and gave lots of information and was very approachable if we had any other questions.