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Korean Beginner Cooking Class with a Local Market Tour in Seoul

Seoul, South Korea
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Learn the culinary secrets to Korean cuisine at a morning or afternoon cooking class for beginners. Choose from a diverse menu of popular dishes that you prepare under the guidance of professional chefs at a cooking school located in the heart of Seoul. Start with a walking tour through a local food market and at the end of your session, enjoy your creations.
  • Beginner cooking class in Seoul
  • Learn how to make several Korean specialties
  • Enjoy a culinary experience in a professional cooking school furnished with modern kitchen tools and equipment
  • Study with professional chefs, trained both internationally and in Korea
  • Savor the delicious meal at the end of class
  • Take a guided tour around a local market to experience Seoul's food culture up close

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Rather than just eating, learn the basics of Korean cooking so you can recreate dishes at home.
Soft tofu stew & crispy seafood pancakes
Create the flavor of savory soft tofu stew and try to achieve the crispy texture of seafood pancakes. Served with rice and one beverage.
Cabbage Kimchi & Bulgogi (Soy sauce marinated beef)
Kimchi is Korea's representative for its spiciness and health properties. Bulgogi is a classic marinated beef. Served with rice and Kimchi pancake.
Bibimbap & Doenjang-jjigae (Soybean paste stew)
Korea's signature dish, Bibimbap composed of seasonal vegetables. Doenjang-jjigae contains essential fermented Korean soybean paste.
Spicy chicken stew & Glass noodle salad
Spicy chicken stew is made by boiling chunks of chicken with vegetables. Colorful glass noodle salad is made with a mixture of different vegetables.
Spicy pork barbecue & Steamed soft egg
Get the secret of spicy pork barbecue seasoned with chili paste. Korean steamed egg is a savory egg custard dish. Served with rice and one beverage.
Let professional chefs introduce you to the wonderful world of Korean cuisine! Make your way to the modern cooking school in the Nagwon-dong neighborhood near Anguk station, and prepare local dishes for lunch, designed especially for beginners.

Walk to a local market either before your cooking class and discover Korea's food culture and learn tips from your certified guide about how to choose the best ingredients.

Each beginning workshop provides a primer on the flavors of Korea’s diverse cuisine. Receive a few safety instructions before delving into the cooking portion of the lesson. After learning how to create a few specialties, sit down to a meal that features your dishes, accompanied by rice and one beverage. For a more detailed description of each cooking session, please consult the Itinerary section.

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One of the best experiences from Seoul
Bibiana B
, Jul 2018
It has been a great experience to learn how to make some of the traditional Korean food. I really enjoyed the walk through the market before the class and we had a lot of fun during cooking.
This tour was a great experience and...
Pader L
, 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!
The teacher was great!!! and the food...
, Feb 2018
The teacher was great!!! and the food was so delicious!
Excellent. A must do. We liked also the...
Ivan I
, Dec 2017
Excellent. A must do. We liked also the tour of the market
This cooking lesson was a wonderful...
, 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.
We cannot say enough how wonderful...
Thomas F
, 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.
What a fantastic introduction to...
Colin W
, 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.
Highly recommend the japchae class...
, Jan 2017
Highly recommend the japchae class. So easy and delicious. Wish I had time to take another class.
This was a great cooking class...
Paul S
, 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.
This was an absolutely amazing...
Marie-Louise S
, 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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