Traditional Cooking Experience in a Korean-Style House in Seoul
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Traditional Cooking Experience in a Korean-Style House in Seoul

3 h
About this activity
Your 3-hour experience begins as your guide meets you at Jegidong Station Exit 2 at 10am. Walk to Kyung-dong and Yangnyeong local markets to purchase ingredients for your cooking class.

Then, proceed to a traditional Korean-style house where your cooking class will commence. Depending on the day of the week, you will be able to learn how to make one of the four most popular Korean dishes. Enjoy your creations in the company of your cooking instructor/guide.

Samgyetang Class (Mondays)

Samgyetang (chicken and ginseng soup) is made with chicken, ginseng, garlic, and glutinous rice. Koreans eat Samgyetang frequently during the summer as Samgyetang is made with various healthy ingredients and is nutrient dense with protein and minerals. Good for regaining energy, this soup is also delicious.

Kimchi Class (Thursdays)

We have different kinds of kimchi classes using various ingredients such as radish, Korean cabbage and even tomato. Fresh kimchi is best served with steamed pork slice. Learn how to make the tastiest pork slice using special ingredients from Yangnyeong market, the biggest herbal market in Korea.

Korean Home Cooking Class (Tuesdays, Saturdays)

In this class, you will learn how to make traditional Korean dishes, such as bulgogi (grilled marinated beef), japchae (stir-fried sweet potato noodles), deonjang jjigae (soybean paste stew), etc. These are a few staples for Koreans' daily dining and surprisingly easy to make, even for foreigners. Your guide will teach you the easiest way to cook these everyday Korean dishes.

Korean Bibimbap Class (Fridays)

Bibimbap is a rice dish made by mixing various types of food, such as namul (seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (red chili paste) or doenjang (soybean paste). Make your own Bibimbap using 5 colorful ingredients and also learn how to make bean sprout soup and Korean pancake.

Korean Dessert Class (Sundays)

Learn how to make seasonal Korean desserts, such as gangjeong (glutinous rice, honey and malt boiled and mixed with puffed cereal), dasik (a light confectionery cookie), songpyeon (glutinous rice dessert) and so on. Hear about the many interesting historical stories related to each dessert while enjoying them with traditional Korean tea.
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  • Lunch(Dinner) or Dessert (depending on selection and time)
  • Local guide
  • Group tour
Not included
  • Subway station pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • A minimum of 1 people per booking is required
  • OME's each class consists of Korean food (5dishes) Menu. It can be changed if you have an allergy or special needs(ex: gluten-free, Halal, vegetarian).
  • Composed of 5 different menu items.
  • For vegetarians, we recommend the menu on Wednesdays and Fridays. On the other days, we will tofu and mushrooms instead of meats.
  • Guests over 14 years are charged adult price.
  • Under 4 year guest are free of charge. But please let us know in advance.
Pascal S
5 | 2019-07-29

I am a semester abroad student in Seoul, so I decided to learn how to cook Korean. And this was the best tour/cooking class I could imagine to learn it. We started with a walk across the biggest market for groceries, spices and traditional medicine in Korea. Afterward, we walked to a lovely cooking studio which is nearby the market. We'd been a group out of 6 people and everybody was able to make different experiences within the cooking class. The chef's/instructors had been really friendly and nice to us! I definitely recommend this tour, it was a great expierience and I now have all the receipts I need to cook the korean food back home. Thank you !:)

Astrid Y
5 | 2019-07-03

I recommend trying this Chef Jihee was great and friendly as the rest of the staff The whole this was well organized and knowledgeable You’ll not only learn how to cook but also a little bit of how Korean enjoy their food.

Rachel G
5 | 2019-04-25

Really friendly women who ran the course (and had an impressive grasp of many languages). Clearly very passionate about the food and excellent cooks! Very interesting and the lunch was delicious

5 | 2018-09-14

Just amazing. The market tour, the cooking, the staff and entire experience was out of this world. Would highly recomend.

5 | 2018-08-21

Our flight was very delayed for more than 6 hours hence not able to catch up with our 10am cooking class schedule, however, Chef Min-seon of OME Cooking Lab was very kind enough to accommodate us for the 2pm class. It was interesting to go around the market and much more interesting to be immersed in some Korean cooking under her. I have attended a cooking class here in Korea last February but this one under OME Cooking Class superceded far ahead. We did Samyetang Chicken, Kimchi, pancakes, side dishes. We were even served unlimited orange drinks. I would recommend ONLY THIS for a very organized cooking experience. DEFINITELY MORE THAN 5 STARS RATING. I would give a TEN THUMBS UP! Thank you Chef Min-seon and your staff! Keep up the good works!

David John G
5 | 2018-07-10

We were unexpectedly surprised by the informative tour of the market and of Medicine Street. Our guide was so friendly and knowledgeable. Cooking and eating our meal in the cooking lab was also greatly enjoyed. We learned a lot and would enjoy taking another class the next time we return to Seoul. Grateful for the pictures and recipes emailed to us afterwards, and we look forward to trying to recreate the meal at home. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to learn more about Korean culture and cooking.

Ivy L
5 | 2018-04-10

This is a very enjoyable experience. The course was conducted in a traditional Hanok near a large traditional wet market in Seoul.There were 6 people in the class from 4 countries, what a melting pot. The cooking teacher and her two assistants work so seamlessly in introducing all the ingredients, switching utensils and could see they have very good experience and know what they are doing. The class was conducted in English in combination with some food history of Korea. Is a very hands-on session, all students are given tasks to prepare and cook together. The menu that day was Kimchi making, two types of Pajeon, Bossam, Doenjang-jjigae, and Japchae. The teacher gave us many cooking tips that otherwise we may never know the knowhow. The session highlight is eating the completed meal together. It was exceptionally delicious. The market tour was also very interesting to see some of the ingredients that are only available in Korea. Some students in our class signed up a few different sessions to get a good knowledge of Korean cooking. I will do the same next time.

5 | 2018-02-03

Excellent. Planning to do this one again.

Cindy L
5 | 2017-12-31

My friends and I had a fun time learning how to cook Korean foods and walking around the market. Chef/guide(Minseon) was proficient in English and we easily understand the lesson. The foods cooked were our lunch and it was delicious. I highly recommend this gourmet tour/lesson.

Susan C
5 | 2017-12-22

Nice group cooking class. You don't get to cook individual recipes yourself, you take part with the group. So if you like that style of cooking class this is good. VERY clean, beautiful kitchen, historic markets nearby. Plan to spend the rest of your day wandering around the markets! After class, I had to go to doctor's appointment and the teacher took me all the way to the taxi and explained to him my destination. Very good service and kind teacher.

5 | 2017-12-05

Had a delightful market tour and cooking experience. Minseon and Ashley were extremely helpful and friendly. Food turned out great, recipes were provided, couldnt ask for more. Highly Recomended.

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