KBFD COLUMN by Jeff Chung
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If you love Korean food and are planning a trip to South Korea, consider enrolling in one of chef Min-seon Kim’s daily classes at the Ome (Five Tastes) Cooking Lab in Seoul.
Classes are offered in English and kept to six students or fewer. Chef Kim will meet you at the Yangnyeong or Gyeongdong market to pick out the ingredients for the day. She then takes you to a traditional Korean home to prepare and enjoy the meal together.
Chef Kim has had many foreigners take classes with students from the U.S., Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Netherlands and Russia. The classes will accommodate those with dietary restrictions due to religion or allergies.
The daily classes, which cost about $54, prepare not just a single dish but a meal, usually three dishes: a soup, an appetizer and a main dish. For example, a one-day menu could be bean sprout soup, pajun and bulgogi. Kim was recently featured on Arirang TV. She is also trained in Korean traditional desserts.
If you ever visit Korea, please book in advance. For more information, visit 5tastes.modoo.at.