Seoul Culinary Tour

Our guide will take you from place to place to explore tastes, culture, and brief history of Korea and Seoul. Our main goal is to offer a variety of domestic dishes, snacks and beverages served in authentic places, introducing how Korean life style is like today and how it became like this. May be a food is the best way to understand Korean's life style within short time. But just enjoy food don't think much about those nettlesome. This tour was designed for many stops,  because we don't know which type of food you like. Therefore our guide will consult with you where you will spend more time or just follow guide's escort.  Please remember that you can ask what you want. 

 
Tour Description

 

Noryangjin Fish Market

The Noryangjin Fish Market is a large fishery whole sale market with vibrant fish and seafood center, 700 vendors. You can enjoy the fresh sea foods here.  

 

The joy of this bustling area is simply wandering from stall to stall discovering bubbling tanks full of all sorts of strange creatures that you may have never seen before. You can buy various kinds of seafood you like on the market and then you can go upstairs for a restaurant where clean and cook the sea foods for you.

Gyeongdong Herbal Medicine Market

Gyeongdong Herbal Market is oriental medicine herb market. With its winding alleyways lined with teeming barrels chock-full of homeopathic ingredients (branches, seeds, leaves, herbs, roots, flowers, mushrooms and even centipedes!), Gyeongdong Herbal Medicine Market (Yangnyeong-si) is a feast for the eyes.

Comprising more than 1,000 shops and stalls, it remains Korea’s most famous and one of the largest traditional medicinal markets. You can even find and taste fried ginseng from a street vendor.

Cheongryangri Traditional Market

Cheongryanri market has several large sections that sell meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, dried fruits, clothing and other stuff. 

It is really stunning that this traditional  market still remain in the center of hustle and bustle of Seoul. 

You may enjoy walking through the 'another traditional hustle and bustle' area of Seoul. 

Gwangjang Market

Gwangjang Market is famous for Hanbok(Korean traditional clothes) and fabric as well as meals and street foods. This market is one of the Korea's largest and oldest traditional markets and is renowned as its quality silk goods, linen bedding, and hand-made goods.  

It is popular and busy with foreign visitors looking to sample some of the best Korean street foods e.g. Mung-bean Pancake, Live Small Octopus, Noodles, Gimbap, Pork Knuckle, Sundae, etc. 

Sanmotungi - Korea Soap Opera filming location

The Sanmotoonge is a cafe of K-drama filming location which is located at the foot of the Baekak mountain. The name Sanmotoonge(Sanmotunggi Coffee) means a corner of the mountain in Korean. As the name implies, the cafe is exactly located in the foot of Baekak mountain which is located behind of Gyeongbok palace.

 

As a result, the view from the cafe and its terraces is incredible. This is famous for being the filming location of Korean Soap Opera. Items from the set remain in the house that has now been turned into Seoul's most picturesque coffee shop, , after the popularity of the Korean drama Coffee Prince.  The prices are a bit more expensive than others however, their coffees and treats are true hospitality.

Hongdae (Hongik University Free Market) 

Hongdae is neighborhood name which indicate the popular area among Korean youth near by the Hongik university. There are many restaurants and small shops lined along small street. You will have a dinner here. We recommend Samgyepsal (also known as Pork Belly) for your dinner. Samgyeopsal is a popular Korean dish that is commonly served as a dinner. It consists of thick, fatty slices of pork belly meat. The meat, usually neither marinated nor seasoned, wil be cooked on your grill at the diners’ table. Usually, diners grill the meat themselves and eat directly from a grill. It is typically served with ssamjang(soybean paste sauce),  vegetables, garlic and lettuce leaves to roll it up. 

Tour Itinerary

Sanmotungi

Noryangjin Fish Market

Homgdae

Gyeongdong

& Gheongyyangri Market

Gwangjang Market

10:30               Pick up in the lobby (Seoul) 

                       (1st floor if lobby is not

                        on the 1st floor)

 

11:00 - 12:30   Noryangjin Fish Market 

12:30 - 14:30   Gyeongdong Herbal Medicine

                        Market  

                        Cheongryangri Market

15:00 - 16:00   Gwangjang Market

16:30 - 17:30   Sanmotungi Cafe 

18:00 - 19:00   Hongdae (Hongik University)  

19:00 - 20:00   Dinner 

 

18:00               Drop off at the hotel 

 
 
 
 
 
Tour Pricing

Tour Rate (price per person)  

Inclusions

  • Food  

    • Seafood hot pot ​at Noryangjin fish market (lunch) 

    • 1/4 piece of mung bean pancake and shared Rice Cake(Tteok-Bokki) at Gwangjang market 

    • A cup of coffee at Sanmotungi cafe 

    • Pork Belly at Hongdae (dinner) 

  • Local English-speaking guide service

  • Round trip transfer service with private vehicle

  • Hotel Pick up & Drop off Service in Seoul

Exclusions

  • Personal expenses

  • Drinks, Mineral water, extra food. 

Remarks

  • If you don't take pork, we'll bring  you to Majang meat market

  • If you want to start/finish at Incheon airport, extra $60 per one way transfer 

  • Maximum passengers 6 people with small to medium sized luggage (No large size luggage) 

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