Ultimate Korean food experience
Ultimate Korean food experience
Ultimate Korean food experience
Ultimate Korean food experience
Ultimate Korean food experience
Ultimate Korean food experience
Ultimate Korean food experience
Ultimate Korean food experience
Ultimate Korean food experience
Ultimate Korean food experience

Ultimate Korean food experience

Korean barbeque, Namdaemun Market and a surprising ‘food town’.

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  • Private &
    personalized

  • 4 hours

  • From
    $82.50  USD
    per person
    based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available
    (including English)

What you'll do

Want to taste the real food culture of Seoul, and not the tourist version? With a local insider to show you how to eat dak hanmari whole chicken soup, take you to two of Seoul’s meokjagolmok - alleys dedicated to a single dish - and the oldest market in Korea, where hundreds of years of culture are distilled into chaotically organized lanes, you’ll discover exactly that. Try dishes like soondae (blood sausage) and tteokbokki (sticky rice rolls lavishly coated in a spicy sauce). At Euljiro Nogari Alley, join the locals in ice-cold beers and this alley’s signature dish: dried, then grilled pollock. Finally, you’ll go to a generations-old cafe for traditional tea like yulmu-cha and sweet rice cakes, the Korean symbol of hospitality to guests. 

Where you’ll go

Your host will lead the way on your food adventure in Jongno-gu, one of Seoul’s most central districts. But don’t let its high-profile location fool you - between futuristic edifices like the Dongdaemun Design Plaza are tiny alleyways packed with old-school cafes and street eat joints. You’ll explore Gwangjang Market, a cornucopia of fresh seafood, traditional produce and stacks of mayak gimbap (rice rolls) piled high on the counter of almost every street food stall. Just a few streets away is Dak Hanmari Alley, then it’s a quick hop on the subway to Euljiro Nogari Alley, a curious street that’s buzzing every night of the week with hipsters, grandparents, office workers and students all fighting to nab a plastic chair and tiny table. 

  • Ultimate Korean food experience
  • Ultimate Korean food experience
  • Join a local insider to eat your way around downtown Seoul, discovering the city’s authentic food scene

  • Visit the famous Namdaemun Market and immerse yourself in 600 years of Korean food culture

  • Try street eats like tteokbokki (sticky rice cakes), mung bean pancakes and mayak kimbap, seaweed-wrapped rolls stuffed with carrot, pickled daikon radish, and rice seasoned with sesame oil

  • Visit the food alley dedicated to grilled pollock and ice-cold beer - you won’t spot a tourist in sight!

  • Your host will take you to the food alley which specializes in whole chicken soup, and show you how it’s eaten

  • At a traditional tea house, sip tea and try sweet rice cakes - the ultimate symbol of Korean hospitality

  • Ask your host for their recommendations for where and what to eat during the rest of your trip

This experience will be personalized to you!

What’s included

  • Private and personalised experience
  • 4 hours with a host
  • 2 - 3 samples of typical dishes and snacks at Namdaemun Market
  • A sharing dish from a local eatery in a food “town” of your choice
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Meal (including food and drinks) at a Korean barbecue restaurant
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)

What’s not included

  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

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