Eat with a Famed Foodie Writer & TV Host

Seoul, South Korea

Experience hosted by Dan

2.5 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
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Up to 8 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

We'll meet in the Hapjeong area to visit a famous charcoal barbecue restaurant. Then we'll make our way through the market sampling foods, such as hotteok—sweet pancakes with a syrupy filling, fried chicken, glutinous rice donuts, spicy rice cakes, and more. We'll end our day with stir-fried gochujang chicken (dakgalbi) or seafood soup and cockles bibimbap. You'll get your fill of Seoul's hidden culinary treasures while you learn about Korean food culture through conversation and fun games. If the group is small, this experience can be customized to your tastes.
Other things to note
If you book for only one person, you may be asked to join another date. The experience might be modified for certain preferences.
We'll meet in the Hapjeong area to visit a famous charcoal barbecue restaurant. Then we'll make our way through the market sampling foods, such as hotteok—sweet pancakes with a syrupy filling, fried chicken, glutinous rice donuts, spicy rice cakes, and more. We'll end our day with stir-fried gochujang chicken (dakgalbi) or seafood soup and cockles bibimbap. You'll get your fill of Seoul's hidden culinary treasures while you learn about Korean foo…

What's included

  • Food
    I'll provide three meals, snacks and drinks. Tips and insights into Korean...
  • Drinks
    I provide the first round of soju and beer & sodas for non drinkers. After...

Meet your host, Dan

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 293 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a restaurateur, food expert, tour operator and a video fixer and producer. I am Korean adoptee that grew up in America and returned to Korea in 2005 with no money and no expectations. Later for fun I started a food blog—Seoul Eats—which became popular and put me in touch with local press and media. I guess I am little famous and can be seen on Netflix’s Street Food Asia, Parts Unknown with the late Anthony Bourdain (RIP), Andrew Zimmern, John Torode, Judy Joo, and I have appeared on the BBC, NYT, Nat Geo and more. I have hung out with famous youtubers such as Mark Wiens of Migrationology, Simon and Martina of Eat Your Kimchi, Joma, Drew Brinksy, etc. Even though this is a food experience, we'll also talk about everything from current events to local travel tips. I'll teach you how to eat and travel like a local.
I am a restaurateur, food expert, tour operator and a video fixer and producer. I am Korean adoptee that grew up in America and returned to Korea in 2005 with no money and no expectations. Later for fun I started a food blog—Seoul Eats—which became popular and put me in touch with local press and media. I guess I am little famous and can be seen on Netflix’s Street Food Asia, Parts Unknown with the late Anthony Bourdain (RIP), Andrew Zimmern, John Torode, Judy Joo, and I have appeared on the BB…
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From $68
/ person

Where you'll be

You'll get to explore the Hongik area in the western half of the city. We'll visit great restaurants and the Mangwon Market, all while eating and drinking some of Korea's best food and drink.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 293 reviews.

Filipa A.
January 2020
Dan was great and very kind! We had a wonderful experience exploring the delicious treats Seoul has to offer and ate like true kings & queen. Highly recommend !
Chrystal
January 2020
really an amazing experience! went in the morning and came back completely full. dan knows a lot about the places we went to as well as the background and history of the food that we got to eat. a super insightful guy! couldn't have asked for a better time.
John
December 2019
Dan is the Seoul Food Man. Wonderful night out with excellent food and drinks, and good company. Loved the locations and food and drinks choices. Good stories on how Seoul food came about. Dan is the Seoul Food Man. His personal story was a nice touch.
Emiliano
December 2019
Il miglior modo per avvicinarsi alla cucina tipica coreana. Ambiente informale e divertente grazie ad un host esperto e amichevole.
Kate
December 2019
Dan was a great host. He was very friendly and really knowledgeable. He gave us all kinds of tidbits about Korean food and dome history behind them. we are a wide variety of food including an exceptional BBQ pork! All in all I highly recommend this experience if you like to try an array of Korean food with someone who knows all the ins and outs!
Raymond
December 2019
Dan is a professional food expert. Not only he can bring you to unique wonderful places, he can also tell you all the history of how food evolve in Korea.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Some spending money since there are one-of-a-kind items at the market.

Tip for the guide is optional but appreciated.