Korean food is known all over the world but cooking it is different. As I was in Seoul I decided to sign up for a cooking classes with Ome Cooking Lab. I wanted to learn to cook everything I loved about Korean food.
Ome Cooking Lab can be found on Airbnb. On their page you will be able to find what they make each day as its varies from day to day. If you have any dietry issues, you will be able to mention it to them. They try their best to accommodate to you as much as they can. I told them I could not eat pork or dairy.
The class started from the Gyeonydong market, with Jung Hun who was the guided. He took a group of us around the market to see Korean Medicine market, and the food market. The tour was eye openning as I got to see Korean’s buy their food for Chuseok ( Korean Thanks Giving). I love seeing natives daily life, you can say its people watching.
The teacher for the day was the beautiful Jihee. She taught us 6 Korean dishes; gimbap, sundubjjigae, haemulpajean, tteokbok, kimchijeon and bulgogi. The class was insightful and really helpful in understanding the ingredients in some of my favourite dishes.
If you are a lover of food, and love Korean food this class is a must-try. The understanding of Korean dishes is helpful for those that love to cook or even eat. I found the classes fun as I met travellers from different parts of the world who were like minded and loved to learn. The class was topped off with trying what we made and drinking rice wine. It was a worthy celebration among new friends.