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This is such a nice tour. We have been to 4 local restaurants with expert local guide who is so friendly and knowledgeable and take care each of us. I was travel alone in Seoul, so, it's quite nice to join such kind of tour or I can't enjoy all the feast by myself. Highly recommended!!
Our guide, Dayeun (she went by Da), was very friendly and informative. Our tour group was small, just 5 of us, and we had a wonderful time exploring. All the stops were great, and the food was delicious. If there is ever an advanced tour, more of the small food stands would be awesome. Great tour!
Went to this tour back in 2014 but still remember how great it was despite the pouring rain that day.
JS was an excellent tour guide. We were a slightly larger group 11 total because we added 1 extra person according to him but he made sure everyone felt welcome and not left out. Our tour consisted of 3 groups: our group Filipinos with an American and a German with originally 6 people, that turned into 7, a group of 2 Taiwanese and German from Taiwan, and another group of 1 Hawaiian from LA. We were all talking to each other and learning about our divergent backgrounds by the 1st restaurant. What a great way to meet new people, over food and drinks.
First stop was for traditional korean barbecue. This was the best we tasted through our 2 wk stay in Korea. This is likely due to the amazing home made Ssamjang that accompanied it and gave it such umami. The leaves used to wrap the meat were VERY fresh and flavorful and included an herb,tangui,that also added to the complexity in taste. Wow. Washed down with soju/beer/cola drink that JS made, it was a very good start of the evening.
Next came Toppoki, the hot and spicy rice cake dish seen on streetfood carts but we enjoyed in a restaurant. Js ordered both the traditional red, spicy kind and a less spicy beef broth kind. I, personally, preferred the toppoki made with beef/vegetables as the broth had more depth than the spicy seafood broth. This was accompanied by rice wine that, as usual, tasted like cough syrup. I guess I am just not a rice wine person.
Chicken and beer came next. The mountain of garlic sauteed in butter? and honey that glazed the delicately battered and full flavored chicken came together in a perfect bite. Followed by beer, both Mango and regular, it could have very easily made gluttons of anyone without great self control. SOOO good. I wish I was not so full at this point...
For dessert, there was bingsu, the traditional Korean shaved ice dessert. This was served in a beautiful teahouse. This, too, was the best bingsu we tasted in Korea. We had the traditional patbingsu with red beans, and a tea bingsu that was not as traditional but super delicious. This dessert, as with many Korean desserts, are not meant to be super sweet but is very refreshing and great way to top off an already amazing array of foods.
I highly recommend this tour, especially with JS as the guide. He was a most hospitable, attentive and excellent host who is obviously proud of his food traditions.
We booked this trip as a result of researching things to do in Seoul before our city visit for the first time. We had a fabulous time, our guide 'K' was polite and knowledgeable. 4 other British people were on the trip so we had a nice size group and everyone was there to have fun. K chose 4 different restaurants for us to visit with 4 very different types of food and alcohol. All within walking distance in places that you would only go if someone like K took you. The food was fabulous and surprising. This is a must do trip on your first night in Seoul. If we went back, we would do it again. Thank you K
This tour was excellent! The food choices were deliciousz Our tour guide, JS, did a terrific job choosing places to eat we would not find on our own. We also enjoyed meeting new people on our tour. We would highly recommend!
Had a lot of fun on this tour, tried great foods and met interesting people.
This was a fantastic tour, taking in many different types of food - Korean barbecue, different types of fried chicken including the most garlic-laden dish I had ever encountered!, some excellent rice bowl dishes, mung bean pancakes, marinated raw beef. An absolute feast for the senses, smell and sight as well as taste. The Kwang Jang night market was an incredible place to finish the trip, buzzing with life and colour. The group, of half a dozen, was just the right size for this kind of tour. Strongly recommended.
This was such a fun good tour! Our group was relaxed and our guild knowledgeable. We sampled many of Seouls little secrets. Wouldn and #39;t miss this!!
Great food tour to know more about Korean food and the food culture. Our guide Logan was highly adorable and informative. I highly recommend
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