On March 20th, O'ngo Food Communications and Seoul Eats will be organizing a Korean Food Taste Tour. Participants on the tour will first enjoy a specially tailored lunch tasting menu consisting of over 20 different dishes and it will be explained by a Korean cuisine expert, Jennifer Flinn, in English. After lunch we will walk over to the historic Bukcheon district to visit 2 museums: A Korean Folk Art Museum (Gahoe Museum) and the Seoul Museum of Chicken Art. At the Folk Museum, we will enjoy Korean Traditional Tea.
After the museum tour, we will head over to a kitschy Korean Rice Wine Restaurant (Makgeolli) to have an Korean alcohol tasting. We will sample and learn about 9 different Korean makgeollis, wines, and alcohols. At this restaurant we will enjoy our drinks with Korean Seafood Pancake (Haemul Pajeon) and Red Spicy Chicken (Dak Bokkeum).
The tour is designed to give travelers to Korea an insider's view on the culture and the food.
The tour group will meet at 11am on March 20th outside of Anguk Subway Station Exit 6 (Orange Line Seoul Subway Line 3). The tour will last from 11am and finish at 3pm.
The tour will be lead by Jennifer Flinn who has been in Korea for 9 years. She has studied and written countless articles on the food. She is fluent in English and Korean and she is a member of RAS (The Royal Asiatic Society)
The complete cost of the tour will be 80,000 won ($72.00 Dollars) per person. A booklet explaining the dishes and a map will be provided.
Payment can be sent to O'ngo Food Communication's Bank Account by Bank Transfer at:
Woori Bank 1005-480-990616 ( 최지아 온고푸드커뮤니케이션 우리은행 1005-480-990616)
or sent to Daniel Gray by Paypal at dnlgray (at) gmail (dot) com.
If you are a tourist and need to pay on the day, arrangements can be made.
There are only 20 spots available and preference will be given to non-Korean citizens. Korean tour operators are not invited to attend.
See more pictures of the tour at Michelle Min's Flickr Page here.