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Korean Beginner Cooking Class with a Local Market Tour in Seoul

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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.
  • 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
  • All ingredients and equipment are included in your class
What to Expect
Meet your instructor at a Korean cooking school in the Nagwon-dong neighborhood. In addition to the cooking lesson, 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.
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Departure Point
O'ngo Food Communications 온고푸드커뮤니케이션 - Korean Cooking Classes & Food Tours, South Korea, Seoul, Jongno-gu, Jongno 1(il).2(i).3(sam).4(sa), 3층 12 삼일대로30길
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Beginner cooking class
  • All ingredients and equipment
  • Fully air conditioned modern kitchen
  • Lunch or dinner
  • Professional English-speaking chefs
  • 1 beverage
  • Local market tour
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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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
  • Please bear in mind that minimum of 5 participants required only for Saturdays' class
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My mom, dad, and I took a beginners class and learned how to cook stir fried chicken and japchae. Our teacher, Jia Choi, was wonderful. We learned about the dishes and ingredients as well as some of Korean culture and of course cooking techniques. At...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Brett M
Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

I really enjoyed Jia Choi class. She is an amazing chef and teacher. I got lost in Seoul when I was going to the cooking class and she waited for me. Even getting late she taught me the recipe from the beginning. The spicy chicken...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Ongofoodtours, Manager at O'ngo Food Communications, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your sincere review! Our chef Jia will be happy to hear from you.

Reviewed 18 June 2019

I love the interactive! The instructor was playful and good at chit-chatting. She explained very clearly for the ingredients and the cooking steps.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Lazy B
Ongofoodtours, Manager at O'ngo Food Communications, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2019

Thank you so much for your review! Our Chef Jia will be happy to hear from you. Hope all is well.

Reviewed 17 May 2019

I highly recommend this cooking class. Our teacher was both professional, accommodating and very kind and the food that we made was really delicious!

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank KristianH900
Ongofoodtours, Manager at O'ngo Food Communications, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2019

Thank you for your review. Our chef Jia will be happy to hear from you. Hope all is well!

Reviewed 15 May 2019

I booked this cooking class as part of my fiance and his parent's first tour itinerary for their first trip to Seoul. Our teacher, Jia was very knowledgeable and taught us how to make bibimbap and doenjang-jjigae. She shared history of Korean food and explained...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Ongofoodtours, Manager at O'ngo Food Communications, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2019

Thank you for your review. Our guide Amy will be happy to hear from you. Hope all is well!

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28 May 2019|
Response from 153bibianab |
I think so, there is a full time supervision. But try calling and ask, just to be sure.
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