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Name 시드니지사 Date 10/15/2012 Hit 6445

Get on the go in Seoul with O’ngo Food Tours and enjoy a fun day out on one of their Korean food tours or learning how to cook Korean cuisine at their Korean cooking school.  O’ngo Food Tours and Korean Cooking School is rated number one of tours to do in Seoul by real travellers on

For most travellers food is a major part of their travelling plans and for some the main attraction of their visit to a foreign country.   A few years ago a survey conducted on travellers departing Korea at Incheon International Airport proved that ‘food’ was the number one reason foreign tourists visit Korea.

Whether you wish to discover and enjoy the local cuisine, try gourmet delights, learn how to cook the Korean traditional cuisine or just have fun trying the great variety of street foods O’ngo Food Tours and Korean Cooking School will not only help you to gain a better understanding of Korean cuisine but also give you a glimpse into Korean culture and lifestyle.

O’ngo Food Tours have become very popular through Tripadvisor recommendations of past travellers.  O’ngo Food Tours and Korean Cooking School is now listed as number one tour to enjoy while in Seoul above twenty-three other tours.  The highly popular culinary tours can be arranged privately or in groups and offer travellers memorable Korean food and cultural experiences.

In Seoul you can join O’ngo’s most popular four hour Night Dining tour, taking in the sights of Seoul along the way eating and exploring Korean cuisine and culture at the cost of 88,000 Korean won (approx. A$88.00) per person.  There is also a 2.5 hour daytime tour taking you to the street stalls and restaurants in Insa-doing as well as the chance to taste a variety of Korean foods from spicy rice cake, Korean BBQ and savoury pancakes.

You can also join the Fish Market Tour which will take you to the famous Noryangin, Seoul’s largest wholesale fish market.  You’ll get an introduction to Korean seafood and then pick out fish and seafood for a delicious meal at a restaurant.

At the O’ngo Korean Cooking School located in Insa-dong, the very popular dining and cultural hub in downtown Seoul you can join a Beginner’s Cooking Class for the cost of 65.000 Korean won (A$65.00) minimum of two persons or have a private class from 80.000 Korean won (A$80).  There are also intermediate classes available.

The company also organises trips for serious foodies to major food destinations outside of Seoul such as Chuncheon, Jeonju and Jeju Island.  A day tour to Jeonju, the food capital of Korea picks you up at your hotel in Seoul at 7am and takes you by bus to Jeonju (3hrs) where you visit the 400 year old hanok village and try the famous noodle soup and dumplings.  In Jeonju you visit a famous tea house, explore local temples and palaces and along the way try a lot of the local specialities.  The most famous Jeonju dish of all is one of Korea’s most popular dishes.  A mixture of steamed rice and many vegetables and sometimes a little beef with a fried egg on top which you mix with the special red pepper sauce is loved by Koreans and foreigners alike.  The tour also visits a rice wine centre as well as a traditional market.  The Jeonju day tour costs approximately 350,000 Korean won (approx. A$350) minimum two persons.  You can upgrade and stay overnight in Jeonju if you wish in a Korean traditional house (an extra 150,000 Korean won - approx. A$150.00 for two with breakfast).

O’ngo Food Tours also offers a 10 day exploration tour of the country taking in the highlights of Korea from Seoul to Gyeongju, Andong and Busan.  The highlights of the trip are cooking classes, dining tours, a DMZ spy tour, Korean saunas, a templestay experience, mountain hiking and outdoor activities.  It’s an interactive tour for those looking to truly have an in-depth experience of Korea’s culture, history and food.

For full details of all the Korean food and cultural experiences you can enjoy with O’ngo Food Tours visit their website: for enquires or to make a reservation.

Dated:  15 October, 2012

Further information:  Jennifer Doherty, PR/Marketing Manager, KTO Sydney office

Email:  Phone:  02)9252-4147/8

Photos:  Available by request