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Don’t-Miss Dishes in Seoul

Don’t-Miss Dishes in Seoul

Seoul, the South Korean capital, is a foodie paradise, particularly for those with a fondness for street food and a dash of spice. The sheer range of cuisine in the Korean culinary landscape can be overwhelming, so use these popular dishes as a jumping-off point.

Bibimbap

This dish of rice topped with meat, a fried egg, and a variety of vegetables is one of Korea’s most famous, and you can customize the spice level by adding gochujang (Korean fermented chili paste). The dish comes from Jeonju Province, but you can find it in restaurants throughout the city. Head to the Jongno neighborhood to find some of the most traditional preparations.

Spicy Fried Chicken

Korean fried chicken has taken the world by storm, but the exported version is never as good as the real thing. Eating this crispy fried chicken coated in a sticky, sweet, and spicy sauce is a nightlife tradition (accompanied by cold beer).

Bulgogi

Thinly sliced beef marinated in soy, sesame, and pear puree is grilled and served atop rice—one of Korea’s most popular meat dishes. You’ll find it throughout Seoul, including the upscale restaurants of Gangnam.

Pajeon

This savory pancake made with seafood or kimchi is a favorite rainy-day treat, served alongside Korean rice wine ( makgeolli ). Try it from one of the street-food vendors in Gongdeok Market in the area aptly nicknamed Pancake Alley.

Tteokbokki

A favorite street food in Seoul, these cylindrical rice cakes sauteed in spicy red-chili sauce are often eaten late at night, perhaps after an evening out in Hongdae.

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Historic Jongro District Authentic Food Tour in Seoul

Historic Jongro District Authentic Food Tour in Seoul

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Immerse yourself in the culinary and drinking culture of Seoul's historic Jongro District on this evening walking tour. Follow a guide to three different local restaurants to try traditional dishes such as chicken stew, Budaejjigae, pancakes, and Korean barbecue. Learn about the traditional foods served here, as well as the history of the district, through the guide's in-depth commentary. Limited to a small group of 10 people or fewer, this tour provides personalized attention and an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 3 hours
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Immersive Korean BBQ, Market, and Secret Pub Experience in Seoul

Immersive Korean BBQ, Market, and Secret Pub Experience in Seoul

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Discover the South Korean capital’s rich culinary heritage on this 3-hour Korean BBQ, pub and market tour in Seoul. Follow your guide through Seoul’s Mapo district, famous for its traditional Korean BBQ restaurants. Enjoy speciality dishes such as charcoal-grilled pork and aged kimchi, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere for which South Korean restaurants are famous. Explore Jeon Market, where locals buy pigs’ feet for traditional recipes at home. Then, visit a traditional pub to enjoy a drink and learn about South Korea’s drinking rituals and culture.
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  • 3 hours
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Traditional Cooking Experience in Korean Style House in Seoul

Traditional Cooking Experience in Korean Style House in Seoul

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Learn how to cook a traditional Korean meal with help from a local during this 3-hour, small-group cooking class in Seoul. Take a short walking tour through the city as you make your way to a nearby market to pick up some ingredients to use in your recipes. Then, head over to a traditional Korean house, and learn to cook Korean dishes. Once you’ve finished in the kitchen, enjoy eating your meal with the company of your group.
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  • 3 hours
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Small-Group Korean Night Food Tour

Small-Group Korean Night Food Tour

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Learn about Korea’s culinary culture on this tasting tour of Seoul. Stroll through the streets with an expert in local cuisine, stopping at local food stalls and eateries plus a food market or village. Sample a variety of foods like Korean barbecue, savory pancakes, and spicy rice cake stew. Wash it all down with alcoholic beverages such as Korean rice wine and soju (distilled liquor). Your guided small-group walking tour covers plenty of ground in the bustling district of Jongno-gu, with numbers limited to 12 people.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Korean Palace and Market Tour in Seoul Including Insadong and Gyeongbokgung Palace

Korean Palace and Market Tour in Seoul Including Insadong and Gyeongbokgung Palace

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Discover the history and cultural traditions of Korea on this full-day tour of Seoul’s palaces and markets. Visit Gyeongbokgung Palace including its National Folklore Museum, and see Jogyesa Buddhist Temple and Changdeokgung Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your informative guide accompanies you to Insadong and Namdaemun to explore these bustling local markets on foot. Enjoy a Korean lunch and convenient round-trip coach transport from your hotel.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Korean Food Walking Tour with BBQ Lunch

Korean Food Walking Tour with BBQ Lunch

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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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