Korean Beginner Cooking Class With A Local Market Tour In Seoul

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    O'ngo Food Communications 온고푸드커뮤니케이션 - Korean Cooking Classes & Food Tours, 12 Samil-daero 30-gil, Jongno 1(il).2(i).3(sam).4(sa), Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the secrets to creating Koreas most popular dishes during this small-group cooking class in Seoul. Your culinary adventure with a professional chef takes place in a modern, spacious cooking school located in the heart of Seoul. Your chef shares different dishes for this beginner class depending on the day selected, and leads a walking tour through a local food market. At the end of your lesson, enjoy the delicious meal with your class.

Highlights

  • All necessary equipment included
  • Family friendly
  • Free drinks included
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Lunch included
  • Dinner included

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

First, youll visit a local food market, learning how to select the finest, freshest produce. As you explore the stalls, mingle with the locals and gain insight into Korean food culture.

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: O'ngo Food Communications, Seoul

Mondays (lunch): Haemul pajeon (seafood pancake) and Sundubu jjigae (soft tofu stew)
In this class, discover the tasty secret of how Koreans prepare seafood. Try to achieve the taste and texture of haemul pajeon, a pancake-like dish made from a batter, flour, green onions and a variety of seafood. Then, recreate the tantalizing flavor of sundubu jjigae, a hot and spicy stew made with tofu, seafood (oysters, clams, mussels and/or shrimp), scallions and other vegetables. If you prefer non-spicy dishes, simply let your teacher know.
Tuesdays (lunch) : bulgogi (marinated barbecued beef) and kimchi (spicy fermented vegetable dish)
Learn about the fermentation process that gives kimchi its zesty taste before making either cucumber kimchi or napa cabbage kimchi (vegetable varies depending on the season). Then, its on to the main dish: bulgogi. Your chefs carefully show you how to create the marinade that gives the dish its flavor, and teach you how to cook the meat to make it perfectly tender.
Wednesdays (lunch): bibimbap (rice topped with meat and vegetables) and doenjang jjigae (soybean paste stew)
Start by learning how to make a soybean paste stew. Composed of tofu, Korean zucchini and other ingredients seasoned with soybean paste, this dish is delicious and simple. Then, make one of the most famous Korean dishes worldwide: bibimbap. Learn how to saut the vegetables and beef to achieve just the right texture and flavor before arranging it on perfectly steamed rice.
Thursdays (lunch): dakbokkeumtang (spicy chicken stew) and japchae (glass-noodle salad)
Two of the most requested dishes for cooking classes are dakbokkeumtang and japchae. Try your hand in making japchae, a salad dish that mixes a variety of vegetables with glass noodles. Then, discover how to properly use gochujang (red chili paste) to create the perfect flavor for the spicy chicken barbecue dish, dakbokkeumtang.
Friday(lunch): Jeyuk-bokkeum(Spicy stir-fried pork) & Geotjeori(Korean lettuce salad). Seasoned with Gochujang sauce(Korean chili paste), the dish is filled with spicy, tangy, and sweet sauce and makes the harmony with juicy meat.

Duration: 2 hours

Location: O'ngo Food Communications - Korean Cooking Classes & Food Tours

Itinerary:

Cooking class schedule and menu:
Mondays (lunch) and Tuesday (dinner): haemul pajeon (seafood pancake) and sundubu jjigae (soft tofu stew)
In this class, discover the tasty secret of how Koreans prepare seafood. Try to achieve the taste and texture of haemul pajeon, a pancake-like dish made from a batter, flour, green onions and a variety of seafood. Then, recreate the tantalizing flavor of sundubu jjigae, a hot and spicy stew made with tofu, seafood (oysters, clams, mussels and/or shrimp), scallions and other vegetables. If you prefer non-spicy dishes, simply let your teacher know.
Tuesdays (lunch) and Thursday (dinner): bulgogi (marinated barbecued beef) and kimchi (spicy fermented vegetable dish)
Learn about the fermentation process that gives kimchi its zesty taste before making either cucumber kimchi or napa cabbage kimchi (vegetable varies depending on the season). Then, it’s on to the main dish: bulgogi. Your chefs carefully show you how to create the marinade that gives the dish its flavor, and teach you how to cook the meat to make it perfectly tender.
Wednesdays (lunch): bibimbap (rice topped with meat and vegetables) and doenjang jjigae (soybean paste stew)
Start by learning how to make a soybean paste stew. Composed of tofu, Korean zucchini and other ingredients seasoned with soybean paste, this dish is delicious and simple. Then, make one of the most famous Korean dishes worldwide: bibimbap. Learn how to sauté the vegetables and beef to achieve just the right texture and flavor before arranging it on perfectly steamed rice.
Thursdays (lunch) and Fridays (lunch): dakbokkeumtang (spicy chicken stew) and japchae (glass-noodle salad)
Two of the most requested dishes for cooking classes are dakbokkeumtang and japchae. Try your hand in making japchae, a salad dish that mixes a variety of vegetables with glass noodles. Then, discover how to properly use gochujang (red chili paste) to create the perfect flavor for the spicy chicken barbecue dish, dakbokkeumtang.

Inclusions

Beginner cooking class

All ingredients and equipment

Fully air conditioned modern kitchen

Lunch or dinner

Professional English-speaking chefs

1 beverage

Market walking tour

Entry/Admission - O'ngo Food Communications

Entry/Admission - O'ngo Food Communications - Korean Cooking Classes & Food Tours

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age required for cooking class is 11; please note that while children younger than 11 are welcome, they may not participate in the class

Cooking class operates with a number of up to 10 participants.

Please arrive 10 minutes before the start time of the class

Please arrive at 9:30am if you would like to join a tour of the market.

Depending on the day, the market tour will be led by either a chef or a certified tour guide

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 16-Mar-2018

    This tour was a great experience and chance to learn more about the Korean culture. We learned 2 step by step recipes (Japchae, chicken stew) and each ingredient's historical purpose in Korean cooking was explained to us. They hosts were extremely polite and helpful. I would 100% take another class!

  • 28-Feb-2018

    The teacher was great!!! and the food was so delicious!

  • 10-Dec-2017

    Excellent. A must do. We liked also the tour of the market

  • 12-Oct-2017

    This cooking lesson was a wonderful experience and I recommend it if you want to learn how to cook authentic Korean food. Ive tried to make bulgogi back in England but could never get the taste quite right. This lesson made me learn how to get the correct flavours and we even got to eat what we made at the end. It was also fascinating seeing the underground market, which you can see if you arrive 30 minutes earlier. I recommend you do this, as you learn a lot about Korean food culture. The cooking teacher who I think is called Rana was amazing. Her English was good and she kept an eye on us to make sure we were keeping up and if we needed any help. She was very professional at cooking and was very friendly. Thank you for this wonderful experience and insight into Korean food culture and I hope I can now develop my Korean cooking skills in the future.

  • 27-Aug-2017

    We cannot say enough how wonderful this experience was. The food we cooked was excellent and the chef was funny and friendly. This was one of our best cooking classes that we have taken. Excellent experience. Granted, it is on the third floor of a building with no elevator, so stay hydrated on your way up and have fun. It is an excellent experience.

  • 19-Mar-2017

    What a fantastic introduction to Korean cuisine! First, I would highly recommend that you arrive early about 30 minutes before the listed time to get a tour of the local underground market. It's definitely a different way of shopping than in the US, so it helps to have a local's perspective on how they purchase the ingredients.

    Next, and probably the reason you are signing up for this, the cooking portion is excellent. We were lucky to only have 4 people, so we got a lot of personal intention from the instructors. They strike a good balance of doing the not-fun prep ahead of time while still letting you chop, dice, grind, and mix. Our instructor, Ran, was a lot of fun and took her time explaining each step. Her and her colleagues would then float around and help you as you did the steps yourself.

    We made a soup good and bibimbap excellent!. Come hungry. You'll definitely leave full! Would have loved to take another class from these folks if we were in Seoul longer.

  • 09-Jan-2017

    Highly recommend the japchae class. So easy and delicious. Wish I had time to take another class.

  • 05-Dec-2016

    The teacher was fantastic, and everything was laid out for us. It was a great way to meet and chat with other tourists, as well as experience Seoul in a unique way. Would definitely recommend it!

  • 01-Nov-2016

    This was a great cooking class. Everyone was very friendly and knowledgeable. They showed you how to make a dish and then sent you to your very nice, clean personal workstation to make your own. Slicing, dicing, mixing, cooking, was all done by the participant. At the end we ate what we prepared, so you were able to adjust spices if you wanted. It was delicious! Definately a must do when in Seoul.

  • 27-Sep-2016

    This was an absolutely amazing experience. I have zero cooking skills but the teacher was incredibly clear and informative. The meal was delicious and really helped me appareciate Korean food from an entirely new angle. The market tour before the class was also fascinating. Would strongly recommend.

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