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Host: Boyoon

Seoul, South Korea

USD
$58-$96 per person

Authentic Korean meal in Seoul

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Professional cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit

Meet Boyoon

Boyoon started cooking when she moved to England for a year, and homesick for her native dishes, she asked her mom for her recipes. Her mom obliged; Boyoon cooked, and that is when Boyoon discovered the joy of cooking for friends.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-4 guests) An accomplished home-cook, Boyoon serves the dishes of her childhood such as lettuce wrapped ssam bulgogi (delicious slivers of pork marinated in maesilchung, an incredibly luscious plum sauce that takes 100 days to make), kimchijeon (crispy pancakes made with kimchi which is handmade by her mother) and seaweed soup.

Cooking experience: (1-4 guests) In Boyoon’s modern kitchen you will learn to prepare traditional Korean dishes. You will learn to cook two to three dishes and you will then enjoy them along with other dishes that have been prepared in advance.

Notes: Boyoon's experiences are only available at lunchtime and she is not available on Thursdays.

Traveler reviews

It's a very good way to experience local food and culture and you also have someone to ask about topics apart from local food :-) Boyoon introduced us to her daughter and also answered our questions regarding family life and everything else we were curious about. Boyoon is a great host who also provided a delicious (not spicy as I can't eat it) meal that both my friend and I very much liked. It was great talking to her and getting tips for restaurants in the cities we planned to visit. The snack we received as gift was also very delicious. Thank you very much, Boyoon!
- Karo

In traditional Korean fashion, the spread was laid out family-style, in the center of the table, to be shared by all. I've always been particularly fond of this cultural habit, as it really allows diners to connect with one another, which was the case this evening. Every bite of the food was fantastic and despite all the flavors being so drastically different, they blended together beautifully.
- Mimsie, myseoulsearching.com

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Boyoon

$58-$96 USD

per person
100%
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Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $58 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $96 Not offered
Alcohol
$4 per person
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $58 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $96 Not offered
Alcohol
$4 per person
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:00am-1:00pm

Meet Boyoon

Boyoon started cooking when she moved to England for a year, and homesick for her native dishes, she asked her mom for her recipes. Her mom obliged; Boyoon cooked, and that is when Boyoon discovered the joy of cooking for friends.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-4 guests) An accomplished home-cook, Boyoon serves the dishes of her childhood such as lettuce wrapped ssam bulgogi (delicious slivers of pork marinated in maesilchung, an incredibly luscious plum sauce that takes 100 days to make), kimchijeon (crispy pancakes made with kimchi which is handmade by her mother) and seaweed soup.

Cooking experience: (1-4 guests) In Boyoon’s modern kitchen you will learn to prepare traditional Korean dishes. You will learn to cook two to three dishes and you will then enjoy them along with other dishes that have been prepared in advance.

Notes: Boyoon's experiences are only available at lunchtime and she is not available on Thursdays.

Traveler reviews

It's a very good way to experience local food and culture and you also have someone to ask about topics apart from local food :-) Boyoon introduced us to her daughter and also answered our questions regarding family life and everything else we were curious about. Boyoon is a great host who also provided a delicious (not spicy as I can't eat it) meal that both my friend and I very much liked. It was great talking to her and getting tips for restaurants in the cities we planned to visit. The snack we received as gift was also very delicious. Thank you very much, Boyoon!
- Karo

In traditional Korean fashion, the spread was laid out family-style, in the center of the table, to be shared by all. I've always been particularly fond of this cultural habit, as it really allows diners to connect with one another, which was the case this evening. Every bite of the food was fantastic and despite all the flavors being so drastically different, they blended together beautifully.
- Mimsie, myseoulsearching.com

Pricing
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
Not offered $58 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $96 Not offered
Alcohol
$4 per person
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $58 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $96 Not offered
Alcohol
$4 per person
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
10:00am-1:00pm
Host Contact
  • You can message your host directly once you've made your booking
  • Address and phone number will be provided upon booking confirmation
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