Those who are looking for authentic traditional and cultural experience in Seoul, I would like to recommend a one-of-a-kind Cooking Class in Bukchon Hanok Village!
Bukchon Hanok Village is a home to hundreds of traditional houses called ‘hanok’ that date back to the Joseon Dynasty, a genuine traditional Korean atmosphere. If you want to learn how to cook and prepare local Korean dishes, this cooking lesson is what you must do!
For me, I booked the session to learn how to make ‘Bibimbab‘, a bowl of white rice that is mixed with various vegetable ingredients and ‘gochujang (chili pepper paste)’. You can add fried egg and sliced beef is you want! Here’s the booking page for the cooking class from Trazy.com!As you can see on the right column, the cooking class runs every day. Plus, it runs in English. But, do keep in mind that you have to book 2 days in advance for this cooking lesson! There are 3 different sessions, so choose according to the Korean traditional dish you want to learn- Bibimbab Cooking Class (11:30), Bulgogi Cooking Class (11:30), Korean Home Food Cooking Class (Seafood Pancake & Bulgogi) (16:00). For details and directions, click here.This is the exterior of the hanok that the cooking session is held!
Take a look at the interior of the traditional Korean-style house, which has antique patina about it. Don’t forget to take off shoes when you enter the house! 😉
All the ingredients and cooking utensils that are needed to make Bibimbap are prepared, so all you have to do is follow the instruction and make delicious Bibimbap yourself!To make Bibimbap, various vegetables are used such as carrots, cucumber, ‘mu (daikon)’, ‘doraji (bellflowerroot)’, and ‘gim (dried seaweed)’, blanch spinach, mushrooms, soybean sprouts, and ‘gosari (bracken fern stems)’.Don’t worry if you are unfamiliar with cooking! The instructor is very friendly and will guide you throughout the entire session!
After slicing, frying and blanching the ingredients, top the vegetables on a bowl of white rice. Koreans usually add sesame oil, red pepper paste, and sesame seeds are added.Why not take a photo of Bibimbap you made and share it on your Instagram and Facebook? 😉
After the session, go home and try making Bibimbap on your own and enjoy it with your friends or family! If you would like to try other Korean dishes, try another kind of cooking session! For details, click here.
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