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Janet's Cooking Studio & Seoul Food Tour

Seoul, South Korea
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About Janet's Cooking Studio & Seoul Food Tour
Local Seoul-based chef offering Korean food tours and cooking classes since 2011.
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Russ Voss wrote a review Aug 2020
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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.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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brent wrote a review Feb 2020
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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!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Quest801799 wrote a review Dec 2019
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Our half day tour with Janet was the highlight of our time in Korea. Her personal insights into Korean food traditions were the perfect compliment to a walk through the Dongdaemon markets, where we found all manner of incredible eats: pickles and preserves, seafood dried and fresh, noodle stalls, dumplings, offal and much more. The sights and sounds were compliment to several sit down tastings -- do not eat before you arrive! -- that were bursting with interesting flavors and textures and left us happily full. We sampled all kinds of things that we would never have had the knowledge (or courage) to try on our own. And throughout Janet was the perfect guide and companion. Would happily do the whole thing again. Do not miss!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Pathfinder1204 wrote a review Nov 2019
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During our visit to Seoul, we arranged for a food-market tour with Janet. She is very knowledgeable about Korean food and culture. We had a great time. Visiting a market can be a little intimidating. Janet made it a fun experience. More over, there are things i do not eat- such as gluten. Janet accommodated my allergy issue, although any food tour of Seoul might be inappropriate for someone with celiac disease. Try instead, her cooking school. All in all, Janet’s food- market tour was a wonderful experience, especially for those seeking a basic understanding of Korean street food.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Marco S wrote a review Nov 2019
Halstenbek, Germany21 contributions14 helpful votes
We had a great time during our cooking class with janet. Not only is she very knowledgeable about all kinds of fresh ingredients on the market and korean culture, but also an incredibly positive and fun Person. Last but not least the food was delicious, but far too much for the three of us
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Date of experience: November 2019
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