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Experience Seoul: Korean Beginner Cooking Class

  • Learn the basics of traditional Korean cuisine in this cooking class
  • Browse fresh produce at a bustling local food market
  • Hear helpful tips and tricks, and prepare a delicious Korean lunch or dinner
Experience Seoul: Korean Beginner Cooking Class
From US$65.00
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Beginner Class: LunchMost Popular
Beginner cooking class at 10am; dishes vary on day selected (see class schedule by clicking on the orange 'View Additional Info' button above)
From US$65.00
Beginner Class: Dinner
Beginner cooking class at 2pm; dishes vary on day selected (see class schedule by clicking on the orange 'View Additional Info' button above)
From US$65.00
With its ancient recipes and complex flavors, Korean cuisine may seem challenging to learn. But during this beginner Korean cooking class, professional chefs will teach you how to prepare classic dishes. Browse fresh produce at a nearby food market, then whip up a delicious meal. All ingredients and equipment are included, and you’ll hear helpful tips throughout the process. Afterward, enjoy the fruits of your labor with your fellow cooks.
What to Expect
Meet your instructor at a Korean cooking school in the Nagwon-dong neighborhood. First, 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.

Back at the school, listen to helpful safety tips, then get to work producing two or three dishes under the watchful eye of your instructor. You’ll be making lunch or dinner, depending on the time of the class. The school provides all necessary ingredients and equipment.

Slice and dice, simmer, stew, or boil your ingredients in true Korean style, then sit down with your fellow chefs to enjoy the food you’ve prepared—accompanied by rice and one beverage. With your hunger sated by hearty, traditional fare, leave the school knowing the basics of Korean cuisine.
Reviews (78)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
The entire experience was fantastic!

We had a wonderful time with Chef and all the folks at Ongo. From the market tour to the great set up of the teaching kitchen, to the detail description of how the traditional ingredients were made. Chef not only taught us 2 Korean dishes,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AmandaGrantRenaker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
An Amazing experience on Korean cuisine lesson!

A must to visit in Seoul as you are taught by experience Korean teachers on Korean cuisine. You will learn cooking skills like a local. Many different and interesting knowledge are passed on to students so please try it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JackLinSG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Excellent experience

I had a great time learning to make some of my favorite Korean dishes. The sundubu jigae and pajeon were delicious. The instructors explained everything clearly and helped us to understand a lot about the dishes and the ingredients. I highly recommend this class to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CujoinKorea
Reviewed 12 December 2018
An excellent experience!

A very well-structured and easy-to-follow programme, supplemented with some great cultural/historical background, lead by very friendly, knowledgeable and professional staff! The souvenir photography and nicely-presented recipe were a lovely touch! Tae was also very accommodating of my particular food allergies, I was very impressed and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jed U
Reviewed 18 October 2018
Great family activity!

We took the Wednesday lunch class of bibimbap and soybean paste stew with cooking instructor Tay. This turned out to be one of the best activities we chose while in Korea. My daughter is a special-needs young adult (19 years old), and she gets bored...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SylviaSanDiego
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11 June 2018|
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Response from Jia C | Property representative |
Hi Gemma, thank you for your interest in our cooking classes. We do accommodate vegetarians for all our beginner classes. However, please do let us know when you make your reservation. Thanks again and we look forward to... More
22 April 2018|
Response from Jain S | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for your interest in our cooking classes. We can accommodate up to 24 pax maximum.
13 March 2018|
Response from paolao786 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Anna, At O’ngo no previous Korean cooking knowledge is required. They also organize tour at local markets. Hi highly recommend both activities. Price is also fair. Have fun jn Seoul! Paola
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