Beginner Cooking Class Experience of Korean Cuisine in Seoul

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Tour description

Discover the secrets to creating Korea’s 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.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productFirst, you’ll 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 minutesLocation: O'ngo Food Communications, SeoulMondays (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, 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): 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 hoursLocation: O'ngo Food Communications 온고푸드커뮤니케이션 - Korean Cooking Classes & Food Tours

What's included

  • 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 온고푸드커뮤니케이션 - Korean Cooking Classes & Food Tours

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


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