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Small-Group Korean Cooking Class in Seoul provided by K-Cookingclass

Small-Group Korean Cooking Class in Seoul

Small-Group Korean Cooking Class in Seoul
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About
Get a taste of Korean cooking with this small-group class in Seoul. First, browse a traditional local market before heading to a nearby house to cook. Learn how to make authentic dishes such as bibimbap, bulgogi, japchae (stir-fried glass noodles and veggies), and tteokgalbi (grilled short rib patties). Choose between lunch or dinner.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Experience Seoul like a local with this cooking class
  • Enjoy a personalized experience with a small group
  • Choose between the lunch or dinner option
  • Meet at a conveniently located subway stop
What to expect
  • Meet at Mang-Won Station (Subway Line6), located in the Western part of Seoul, close to Hongik University, a very popular hangout area for both tourists and locals. For lunch, meet your guide at 10:30am and for dinner, meet your guide at 5:30pm. Visit the traditional local market (Mangwon Market), one of the most popular in Seoul for approximately 30 minutes. Then, you will move to the studio, which is a local house to cook your own Korean food with individual equipment, with friendly advice. You could learn Bibimbab, Bulgogi, Japchae (Stir-fried Glass Noodles and Vegetables), Tteokgalbi (Grilled Short Rib Patties) - depending on the day you book. Lastly, enjoy the food you cooked in a room fully decorated with Korean folk craft. After finishing the class, approximately 3-hours from chosen time, it is easy to go 
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Experience Seoul like a local with this cooking class
  • Enjoy a personalized experience with a small group
  • Choose between the lunch or dinner option
  • Meet at a conveniently located subway stop
What to expect
  • Meet at Mang-Won Station (Subway Line6), located in the Western part of Seoul, close to Hongik University, a very popular hangout area for both tourists and locals. For lunch, meet your guide at 10:30am and for dinner, meet your guide at 5:30pm. Visit the traditional local market (Mangwon Market), one of the most popular in Seoul for approximately 30 minutes. Then, you will move to the studio, which is a local house to cook your own Korean food with individual equipment, with friendly advice. You could learn Bibimbab, Bulgogi, Japchae (Stir-fried Glass Noodles and Vegetables), Tteokgalbi (Grilled Short Rib Patties) - depending on the day you book. Lastly, enjoy the food you cooked in a room fully decorated with Korean folk craft. After finishing the class, approximately 3-hours from chosen time, it is easy to go 
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 50922P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Small-group market tour
  • Korean cooking course
  • Lunch or Dinner with a soft drink
  • Main dishes you cooked and 1-2 side dishes
  • Kimchi and steamed rice
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Mangwon Station, Seogyo-dong, Seoul, South Korea We will wait for you in front of exit2 Mangwon station subway line6.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Small-group market tour
  • Korean cooking course
  • Lunch or Dinner with a soft drink
  • Main dishes you cooked and 1-2 side dishes
  • Kimchi and steamed rice
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Mangwon Station, Seogyo-dong, Seoul, South Korea We will wait for you in front of exit2 Mangwon station subway line6.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
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5.0
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Alicia Cahill
New York City, NY1 contribution
Best Cooking Class Ever!
Feb 2020
This was simply one of the best experiences we had in Seoul. Chris was one of the most knowledgeable, thoughtful and fun people we came across on our entire trip. Not only were the recipes that we made imbued with local flavor and tradition, but they were delicious and fun to cook as well. Chris' attention to detail in everything, from answering our endless questions as we walked around the market to simple but significant touches like putting out the flags of his guests and printing recipes made this worth it. We couldn't recommend Chris more for the cooking class services provided as well as for the person he is. You can tell he truly loves to show people Korean cooking and his enthusiasm made the class worthwhile in every respect. 10/10!
Written 4 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tomoko T
1 contribution
cooking class
Dec 2019 • Friends
It's a great way to learn the way of Korean life. Chris, our teacher welcomed us with witty talk and delicious food. My friend and I had a good time!
Written 28 December 2019
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Ange B
Chico, CA26 contributions
Basic Class
Nov 2019
I was the only person in the class when I attended last week. That was great, since I could ask a lot of questions and connect with the host. The market was lovely--I suggest the tour that you can find on another experience site. However, the "cooking" part was mostly hands off. I cook at home, A LOT, and I basically just got to cut an onion and stir fry some noodles and beef. So, if you are wanting to actually cook, this may not be the class for you.

Another thing to note, is that there was no eating of the meal, only sampling. Once all of my food was prepared, Chris boxed it up and sent me on my way. I was wickedly hungry but that time and then I had to navigate the subway with a giant bag of food, which was a less than ideal sitch.

Not a terrible experience, but also not great as reflected in my 3/5 score. I've done other cooking classes that were much more hands on and where I was able to eat the food I cooked immediately. Chris is lovely, but I think this class could be improved.
Written 3 December 2019
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Caroyln
1 contribution
Amazing!
Nov 2019 • Friends
Chris was amazing! He paid attention to every detail to make it extra special. We had a great experience!
Written 29 November 2019
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Josh M
Melbourne16 contributions
Great value, a special time
Nov 2019 • Friends
Chris really looked after us, and was great communicating prior to meeting up. Good with checking food intolerance and allergies. We had 3 couples, all had a great time. Interesting to learn about different ingredients, cooking styles, and a bit of Korean culture and history. Great English, helpful and kind. Funny too! Would absolutely recommend. You leave very full of food, and we took leftovers in takeaway boxes. Lovely area of Seoul too, nice cafes, suburban area and market. Definitely check it out!
Written 26 November 2019
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Steph
3 contributions
Incredible experience
Nov 2019
I did the cooking course with Chris and I can't recommend it highly enough. He is so knowledgeable and is super patient when answering all of my questions and explaining everything. Going to the market and being shown around was a really special experience, and the whole evening was made so memorable by Chris - the food tasted great and we had a really nice evening, cooking, eating and meeting new people. The little touches made it all the more special and it is defo worth the money for anyone coming to South Korea.
Written 20 November 2019
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Crumbtray
Edmonton2 contributions
Great class with a knowledgeable host!
Nov 2019
Just had the class today -- it was everything that other reviews have highlighted, including the market tour to choose a banchan (side dish), drink, and dessert to accompany the main meal, and you'll get an envelope with recipe printout and photos! This experience already easily earns my recommendation!

I want to highlight one part of the experience one part people may overlook: the Host, Chris!

- He's a Seoul local who is fluent in English, making him a great resource for restaurant and places to visit in Seoul
- He has extensive knowledge of Korean food, so he'll know what kind of Korean cuisine to recommend for you to try next, depending on your preferences
- He has experience in the restaurant industry, so he can show you how restaurants change a recipe, and also how you can personalize a recipe to your tastes

After I asked him for restaurant recommendations for bossam (boiled pork belly), he instead recommended us a place for jokbal (braised pig trotters) frequented by locals (the menus were only in Korean, but we managed) because it was similar to what we were looking for, but more special.

I highly recommend that you take this class:
1. On an empty stomach
2. With questions on Korean cuisine
3. At the beginning of your Seoul trip so you can get great trip recommendations!
Written 19 November 2019
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Mogi5
Munich, Germany54 contributions
A must do!
Chris is a wonderful Chef! Very knowledgeable and eager to tell you everything about Korean kitchen. Everyone coming to Seoul and interested in food should book this class!
Written 14 November 2019
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Marty
7 contributions
A must do for foodie people visiting Seoul
Oct 2019
Myself and my partner visited Seoul to enjoy food and to lap up the local culture. This three-hour experience was perfect for this! First of all, the host is brilliant. I read in another review "it's a pity he doesn't eat with you" and I agree - but it doesn't because he's printing photos of your experience and prepping a recipe card for you! Just one of the many brilliant touches Chris brings to the experience. It all starts with a walk around the local market where Christ buys some fresh produce you'll later cook with. You meet with others in the class too before going back to Chris's studio. Here you'll sit for some refreshments before getting into the making of food. The class is brilliant with tidbits of fun, trivia and tips. I've already been to the local Asia market in Dublin and bought the things I need to cook Chris's recipes. One of the surprising highlights was chatting with the others in our class too. From start to finish the experience was the highlight of our trip to Seoul. Like I said, an absolute must-do. Great value and all you need is yourself and a few hours. Chris is lots of fun and even suggested a great place for us to go and dine the night after. His knowledge and personality really make this experience complete. Any questions? Please do ask because if you're visiting Seoul, you need to do this class!
Written 3 November 2019
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media kameran
1 contribution
Amazing korean cooking class
Oct 2019
I absolutely loved this experience, Chris took us first to Mangwon market ( local market ) we picked, desert, drink and different type of kimchi.
the cooking itself was great for it was easy and fun, Chris was wonderful he explained everything and the class had a very nice mood. the food was soooooo good and the best part he explained everything in an easy way that i was able to make it myself at home. would 100% go again if i got the chance to got to Korea in the future and i recommend it to everyone whos is interested in learning about Korean food.
Written 3 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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akuznetsovwa
akuznetsovwa
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We liked it!
Hello everyone😀 Thank you Chris so much for this experience, good mood and new skills! We really enjoyed the proc
olgaz657
olgaz657
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Great experience!
I really enjoyed this cooking class! That was fun, everything was well organized. At first we had a local market to
mdanser
mdanser
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Great experience!
Had a really great time learning Korean cooking from Chris! He was very easy to contact, booked my class last minut
Daisy W
Daisy W
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Perfect experience for tourists!
Everything about this class was amazing. The market tour was great, we learnt so much about Korean culture and hist
scm148
scm148
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Excellent food and cultural experience
To echo other reviewers, Chris was a delightful, informative and engaging host. My 18-year-old and I took two class
Tour721072
Tour721072
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Amazing cooking class with Chris
Me and a friend had a cooking class with Chris, everything was phenomenal and tasty. Chris was an amazing host, bou
DavidG897
DavidG897
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An excellent experience
Chris was at the agreed meeting place on time and we proceeded to his well equipped apartment via the local market.
alohajenilee
alohajenilee
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So much fun!
Highly recommended & I would definitely do this again if & when we come back to Seoul! It’s probably one of the bes
gurom_ent
gurom_ent
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Great introduction to korean cooking
We had a great time learning Korean cooking. The dishes were easy and very tasty. Compared to the European cooking
rayvonsunshine
rayvonsunshine
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Market visit and lunch - a great experience.
Chris met us bang on time right where he said he'd be at Mangwon station. We then spent a bit of time in the local
Jebroad1
Jebroad1
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One of our favorite things in Seoul
We had an amazing time at our K-cooking class. It was fun and the food was delish! Took my 16 year old for her birt
aleiana
aleiana
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Absolute gem!
We had great fun at Chris’ cooking class. He was an absolutely amazing, thoughtful and organized host with a great
Azr4il
Azr4il
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Wonderful and insightful cooking class
Chris was a wonderful cooking instructor as well as part-time tourist guide with some insightful bits of knowledge
Kellyaring
Kellyaring
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Fabulous cooking class
Chris is extremely knowlegeable about the ingredients used in Korean cuisine and cooking! He walked us through a ma
Shannon D
Shannon D
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Best activity
AMAZING! Chris met us outside of the subway terminal and proceeded to take us on an educational tour of a tradition
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