It is said that to truly understand a country’s culture, you must first experience its food. If you want to learn more about Korea’s traditional food, there is no better way than to try your hand at making the food yourself. From a variety of cooking programs that are available for international visitors, offering lessons on how to make popular dishes we would like to invite you to Institute of Traditional Korean Food. You will have all of your own equipment, prep tables and a stove station at your disposal. At the end of the class you can even sit together and try what you cooked! Joining our Wingels’ tour will make your trip to Korea even more memorable, so give it your all to make some tasty traditional Korean food.

Itinerary

15:00 Meeting @Aejeemun

15:10 Depart to Institute of Traditional Korean Food

16:00 Cooking Class

16:30 Tteok (Rice Cake) Museum

18:00 Depart to Dinner Place

Highlights of the tour

Japchae, Korean tradition dish

Made with sweet potato starch noodles (당면, Dangmyeon), beef and various vegetables, Japchae is a classic Korean dish everyone loves. Japchae is a flexible dish, perfect for any time of year: You can serve it warm or chilled, and eat it as a side dish or a main. With the secret recipe from the Korean chef, your next favorite Korean Restaurant will be your own kitchen. Find out how to make authentic, delicious Japchae at Wingels’ Tour!

Bon appetite! 맛있게 먹겠습니다!

Only those who know the hard work behind the food will know the sweet taste of cooking and the dish. After a hour of being a chef yourself, now it’s time to feed yourself with a nice bowl of Japchae. Share your food with the friends next to you. we share food, we share love. Let us know, does it taste as good as it looks? as good as it smells? I bet!

Learn more about Korean food and its ingredient

The food shows the philosophy of its people and often reflect the society. Tteok (떡, Rice cake) has been serving as one of the most important, and one of the oldest ingredients in Korean food history. Visit the Tteok museum to take a closer look about Korean culture and Korean food.

Tips from the locals

#JMT, What is JMT?

JMT(존맛탱,Jon Mat Taeng) is a slang or a famous abbreviation among young generation in Korea, as many young Koreans like to shorten words using the first syllabal of each word. 존(Jon) originally comes from 좆나 (Jot-na/f**king) and for many reason, we prefer to pronounce it 존나 (Jon-na/freaking). It is used to emphasize the meaning it comes next. 맛(Mat) literally means taste, but it can be also seen as the first syllabal of 맛있다(Mat-it-da) meaning tasty. 탱(Taeng) has no specific meaning attached to it, but used frequently as a cutesy sounding suffix. In short, JMT(존맛탱, Jon Mat Taeng) means “Freaking tasty”. And we love to describe good food with #JMT on instagram, so if you are looking for some delicious food, that’s where you should start searching.

Japchae in your style

Although the main ingredient of Japchae(잡채) is Korean sweet potato starch noodles (당면, Dangmyeon), also known as glass noodles, it literally means “mixed vegetables.” The chewy and springy noodles are nicely paired with thin strips of beef and various vegetables. All ingredients, separately cooked to develop the layers of flavor, are combined at the end into a deliciously colorful dish. Depending on the assortment of toppings you choose, your dish will look differnt and taste differnt. Learn the basics of Japchae through the cooking class, but challenge yourself for a better dish of your taste with different ingredient from your home country!

Food for holidays

Ever wondered what Korean people eat on holidays and festives? We have the answer for you at the Tteok (떡) Museum just below the cooking class room. Learn about Korean traditional dishes and the traditions we have on how to celebrate holidays with special foods. The exhibition is all in Korean, but you’ve got us! What is there to worry about?

Wingels, Team JMT