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O'ngo Food Communications

Seoul, South Korea
About O'ngo Food Communications
Our food tours should be your #1, must do thing in Korea. We are focused on great food and exclusive, curated experiences. Because our goal on is to have our guests experience culture through the cuisine. You can join other adventurous foodies on our popular Night Dining Tours or Street Food Tours or you can have a customized experience for you and your group. The was started in 2008 by noted Korean food historian and chef, Jia Choi, PhD. Our tours will take you on an in-depth adventure into Korea as you will taste, see, and explore. We have programs in Seoul and other great destinations such as Jeju, Jeonju, Boseong, Gyeongju, Busan and Andong. O'ngo has done tours and programs for groups and companies such as YPO (Young President's Organization), the European Union, the Hilton Group, Mars Chocolate, Yahoo! and more. Our tours, staff, and cooking classes have been featured in the New York Times, National Geographic (tv), The Kimchi Chronicles (tv), Bizarre Foods (tv), USA Today, Johnny Jet (web), Lonely Planet, Gadlings, Politiken, Olive Magazine, Food Network Asia, the Sydney Herald and Euronews. O'ngo is a registered and insured tour company with the Jongno area and the Korean Association of Tour Agents (KATA).
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Small-Group Korean Night Food Tour

South Korean cuisine can seem dauntingly diverse, but with a little bold experimentation, your taste buds could soon be tingling. On this Seoul tasting tour, delve into the local food scene and stop at guide-recommended restaurants and a food market or village. Sample local beverages, such as makgeolli and soju, that you may otherwise have missed and enjoy personal attention in a group limited to 12 people.
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3 to 4 hours
from $106.79

Korean Beginner Cooking Class with a Local Market Tour in Seoul

With its ancient recipes and complex flavors, Korean cuisine may seem challenging to learn. But during this beginner Korean cooking class, professional chefs 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 hear helpful tips throughout the process. Afterward, enjoy the fruits of your labor with your fellow cooks.
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2 hours
from $70.84

Korean Food Walking Tour with BBQ Lunch

Discover Seoul's vibrant culinary scene on a guided small-group walking tour around South Korea’s capital city streets. Stop by seven local shops, restaurants, and street-food stalls for food tastings, including fried pork dumplings and fried fish cakes. Learn about the history and food culture of Korea and enjoy a traditional Korean barbecue lunch.
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2 hours 30 minutes
from $62.12
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Penny H wrote a review Oct 23
Amsterdam, The Netherlands5 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a wonderful experience with our guide, Jai. We explored little alley ways we would never have been brave enough to go down on our own and started our evening in a traditional ‘after work’ hangout. Jai took us to more hidden gems and gave us lots of insight into Korean culture as we walked through the instagram worthy streets of Insadong. We also picked up recommendations for places to try in future and I hope to do one of her cooking classes next time we come to Seoul.
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John P wrote a review Feb 2020
Portland, Oregon149 contributions27 helpful votes
Absolutely great experience! The course was well organized and the chef spoke excellent English and was a wonderful teacher. My Kimchi received compliments from my Korean relatives. Since returning to the States I have made the Kimchi and tonight I plan to make Bulgogi. Many friends have asked me to teach them how to make Kimchi because of its amazing health benefits. The market tour was also very worthwhile! I plan to take another course during my next visit.
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Nickelscout wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia19 contributions5 helpful votes
This is a great cooking class that I would highly recommend. Jia made everything easy to follow, and it was great to share the meal at the end of the class.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Margaret W wrote a review Jan 2020
Bolivar, New York5 contributions
So we went on a Saturday, and the local markets happened to be closed that particular day, but we didn't miss out on anything. My daughters and I were taught how to make bulgogi and kimchi. The lesson was peppered with a little history and even some personal anecdotes. Our chef was amazing and very friendly. After we finished cooking, we were then served our food and we had a wonderful lunch. The area of Seoul where the building is located is nice and quiet compared to downtown Seoul, or Gangnam where we stayed, so it was nice to see another side of Seoul. My daughters loved this experience.
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Date of experience: December 2019
karen b wrote a review Dec 2019
13 contributions3 helpful votes
After reading the La Jolla Mum blog I booked this experience expecting great food and an entertaining evening. Young and Da made the evening much more than that. We went to quirky venues to enjoy authentic Korean food and drinks. We certainly wouldn’t have found these venues on our own. We were part of a big group - but this certainly didn’t impact on our enjoyment. Having a son in Australia of approximately Young’s age, we exchanged ideas on life for his generation in Korea now and in Australia - something that doesn’t usually come with an evening of eating and drinking with new acquaintances. Da was a special treat too - with such a good sense of humour. Of course I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys food. The interesting and entertaining guides were such a bonus. As for my introductory heading...well you will have to take this food tour to find out!
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