Food is a huge part of the local culture in Seoul, and an obsession shared by everyone! Discover markets, a Korean bbq restaurant and food “towns”, immersing yourself in the centuries old gastronomic traditions of the city,. Eat your way around historic neighbourhoods and foodie districts with a local by your side and experience Korean culture through its food as you wander through the 600 year old Namdaemun Market, discover the unique culture of Seoul’s food “towns” and sample the dishes that are staples of the city’s exciting food scene. Explore districts rich in culture and culinary traditions, and taste the flavours of Seoul as you eat your way around the city with a local!Description
What you'll do
Join a like-minded local to immerse yourself in Seoul’s food culture, exploring the districts that are rich in culture and culinary heritage and tasting the traditional dishes and flavours of Seoul.
In Seoul, each popular dish has its own "town" – a street filled with restaurants all serving their versions of that particular food. So choose a few dishes or let your local recommend their favourites, and visit the best “towns” for each dish, where you can taste the flavours and staple dishes that are a part of everyday life for Seoulites.
Explore the historic Namdaemun Market, a buzzing market which has been part of local life for over 600 years. Explore the stalls and sample a couple of dishes as they’re cooked up in front of you, or taste local snacks or fresh produce, wander through the this hub of local life and soak up the history and and culture of the market.
Visit a Korean barbecue restaurant with your local and enjoy trying this famous part of Seoul’s food culture - eating Korean barbecue is an experience best shared, and your local will recommend the best options, how to order and explain any ingredients you may be unfamiliar with.
Get tips and tricks from your local about the most authentic places to eat and drink during the rest of your trip.
* Join a local to immerse yourself in Seoul’s local culture through its food
* Explore the Namdaemun Market and explore the stalls selling ingredients and fresh produce
* Sample a couple of dishes, local snacks or fruits that are recommended by your local and typical of the market
* Visit a food “town” and taste the dish that the area is famous for
* Enjoy sitting down to share a meal with your local at a Korean barbecue restaurant
* Explore districts that are rich in culture and culinary heritage
What to expect
We’ll be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality, interests and the food you love so we can assign a like-minded local who can create a bespoke experience for you.
Your Local Host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary and agree a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience you can always change your mind about what you want to do (and eat!).
Your Local Host may also suggest adjustments or new routes if they feel that there is something just around the corner that you may enjoy, or perhaps if the weather affects your itinerary.
Although you will see well known markets and stores, your Local Host will also help you to discover the places, things and stories that you won’t find in a guidebook and that make the city unique. Highlights
: Seoul, South KoreaDuration
: 4 hours Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.