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Korean Cooking Class & Market Tour - Chef led, Small group (max 6) provided by Janet's Cooking Studio & Seoul Food Tour

Korean Cooking Class & Market Tour - Chef led, Small group (max 6)

Korean Cooking Class & Market Tour - Chef led, Small group (max 6)
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About
My passion for food began as a young child where I watched my mother cook our meals in Seoul. Years later, after I moved to the USA and had a family of my own, I cooked meals for my family in the same way my mother cooked meals for me. When my kids left home, I trained and earned my degree from the Natural Gourmet Institute for Culinary Arts School in New York City. After 35 years in the USA, I moved back to Seoul. Today, I combine lessons learned from my mother with my classical training from culinary school. I teach my students how to make traditional and healthy Korean food. Join me for a traditional market tour where we will buy local ingredients and then a hands on cooking class making seasonal dishes the same way my mother taught me. You will learn the stories and culture behind the food and also how to recreate it at home. Many of my clients have food allergies. Please contact me and I will try and accomdate the best that I can. I look forward to cooking with you soon!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Korean, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Korean, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
My cooking classes are designed so you can experience the liveliness of a traditional market (similar to the one I went to as a child!) and then make a delicious Korean meal that you can recreate at home. We begin with a tour of Namseong market to pick up ingredients for our meal. Here we will see local vendors who have been selling goods for generations. We will continue on to my cooking studio where we will cook four traditional dishes that change with the seasons. When we are finished cooking, we will eat, drink, and enjoy good company. Many of my clients have various dietary restrictions including gluten-free, vegan, and various nut allergies. Please contact me and I will try to accommodate the best that I can.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 225601P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Ingredients for all food prepared • Snacks • we'll eat the food that we prepare • The milky, off-white and lightly sparkling rice wine has a slight viscosity that tastes slightly sweet, tangy, bitter, and astringent. Chalky sediment gives it a cloudy appearance.
Exclusions
Gratuities (optional) • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Duration
4h
Departure details
135 Dongjak-daero, Sadang-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea We'll meet at the Angel-in-us Coffee Shop at the address listed. It is by a GS25. Take metro line 4 to Isu/Chongshin Univ stop, Exit Gate 14. If you take metro line 7, you will have to walk outside the station to get there.
Inclusions
Ingredients for all food prepared • Snacks • we'll eat the food that we prepare • The milky, off-white and lightly sparkling rice wine has a slight viscosity that tastes slightly sweet, tangy, bitter, and astringent. Chalky sediment gives it a cloudy appearance.
Exclusions
Gratuities (optional) • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Departure details
135 Dongjak-daero, Sadang-dong, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, South Korea We'll meet at the Angel-in-us Coffee Shop at the address listed. It is by a GS25. Take metro line 4 to Isu/Chongshin Univ stop, Exit Gate 14. If you take metro line 7, you will have to walk outside the station to get there.
Duration
4h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
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Russ Voss
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Delicious, Fun Time
Aug 2020
I had previously done Janet's market food tour and had a really good time, so I booked her cooking class to learn how to make some of my favorite foods from the market tour and a few others I was curious about. This session started a shorter market tour of a different market, then we went to Janet's cooking studio, where she had all the ingredients ready to make budae-jjigae, mung bean pancakes, and bibimbap. She is a fun, informative, and very positive cooking teacher, and all the dishes came out delicious. The dishes were a fair bit larger than she and I could eat on our own, though, so I left with a bag of tupperware containers and foil-wrapped goodies to take back to my hotel and enjoy in the days after. If you're at all interested in Korean cooking and want to give it a try, Janet makes it accessible, fun, and tasty.
Written August 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

brent
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first time in Seoul
Jan 2020
It was my first time in Seoul so I wanted to get a guided tour to show me around town. I met Janet my second day in Seoul and we walked all around a famous market while she introduced me to people working there and offering me food and information about the city and culture. I really enjoyed the tour. Before I met her I had very little knowledge on Korea in general and didn't really speak the language. My comfort level with the city went way up after I met her.

I highly advise a tour with Janet if this is your first time in the city then get the tour early into the trip!
Written February 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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By: Janet's Cooking Studio & Seoul Food Tour
Quest801799
Quest801799
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Fantastic tour of Seoul food market with insights into Korean cooking
Our half day tour with Janet was the highlight of our time in Korea. Her personal insights into Korean food tradit
Pathfinder1204
Pathfinder1204
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Seoul food tour
During our visit to Seoul, we arranged for a food-market tour with Janet. She is very knowledgeable about Korean f
Marco S
Marco S
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Amazing cooking course
We had a great time during our cooking class with janet. Not only is she very knowledgeable about all kinds of fres
annalI5954RK
annalI5954RK
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Market Tour and Cooking Class
I had special request for our cooking class - Korean ginseng chicken. Janet was not only accommodating but quick to
JohnathanDirks
JohnathanDirks
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The best food tour by none other than Janet, you made it special!
My Wife and I went booked a food tour through Janet back in March 2018. We LOVED it, that was when we first arrived
dankim0922
dankim0922
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Highly Recommend
Janet was extremely informative, friendly, and has great experience. Wonderful way to immerse in culture and get to
mike m
mike m
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A great food tour of Korean markets
My wife and I lived in Korea for many years in the 1990s and went to the markets next Dongdaemun many times, but Ja
Lucille N
Lucille N
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Janet’s Food Tour
We decided to start our visit to Seoul with a food tour to help us become acquainted with the local cuisine. The tr
geoffg913
geoffg913
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Fun and Informative.
Janet knows her stuff. Our market tour was fun, informative and tasty. Janet knows the vendors and arranges for
Denis V
Denis V
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Great beginning of our family vacation
Janet's food tour was our first activity in Seoul, and two weeks later it's still one of the highlights of our trip
gerry_gj
gerry_gj
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Insight into Seoul you won't get with other cooking classes
Coming from a place where Korean cuisine and its raw ingredients are readily available - and as such, one could eas
Angeline T
Angeline T
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Cooking class
I had an excellent one to one private cooking lesson with Janet. She is a talented and warm person, making the expe
EdenShoshana
EdenShoshana
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More than just a food tour!
We had an amazing time with Janet on our food tour of the market! Not only did we learn a lot about Korean food, bu
Matt G
Matt G
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Great guide and a wonderful introduction to Korean cuisine
This was the first thing we did in Seoul and we are glad we did it. Janet gave us a comprehensive tour of the large
Lydia D
Lydia D
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Cooking class with heart
When I look back on this cooking class I can just say it was a wonderful experience! I really enjoyed to explore th