Our Cultural Kitchen Program

The Cultural Kitchen is a culinary tour made for individuals, business insiders, and chefs who want to broaden their palette into something more diverse, exquisite, and delicious. It is led by locals and guided by experts - such as chefs and even home cooks - of each region's cuisine for a unique and authentic experience.

Japan offers some of the world's finest cuisine techniques and traditions available while Korean food keeps a low-profile but is emerging as a new popular trend across the world for health and exotic flavors.


 

Preparation

As a chef, you want the best food delivered to your guests, and so it is our job to create the best tools to get you there. If you are looking to build a profile that might even get you into the realm of Japanese or Korean home-cooking, come with us and take real lessons from authentic chefs of the regions while sampling some of the most popular dishes in East-Asia.

As an individual who simply loves tasting gourmet food around the world, we will take you to local areas with delicious menus that broaden your tastes and cultural awareness of unique ingredients.

Sugar Rush: Korea

The Korean word for “dessert” is hu-shik (휴식).  Unlike western desserts, there are no cakes, creams, or sugary confections. Traditional Korean dessert consists of lightly-sweetened rice cakes, tea, fruit, and patbingsu.  

In the morning, we will take a trip to the tteok museum and learn to make song-pyeon, a rice cake that is stuffed with sesame seeds and brown sugar and made in a bed of pine needles.  We will then head to a famous patbingsu restaurant to ... (Read More)

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Seafood Tour: Korea

Our Cultural Kitchen Programs are aimed at individuals, groups, and business insiders who wish to learn more about the diversity of Korean food. Take the tour with us and sample different dishes, learn recipes, and experience the interesting food culture of Korea.


Join a local fisherman at Incheon to hunt for crabs and clams in Incheon’s muddy beaches. Your hard work will pay off when you have a delicious barbeque of juicy clams. Afterwards, head ... (Read More)

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Spicy Food Tour: Korea

Through this activity, you will learn Korean history and culture through kimchi. We offer kimchi-making guided by a professional kimchi instructor. Participants can taste the kimchi they make, have it packed up, and take it home with them. You will also have the chance to learn how to make tteokbokki along with kimchi. 

Time 10:00 to 13:00 (*time may vary) Price $120 Minimum people 1 Details

You will be provided with a bilingual buddy

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Assorted Flavors of Tokyo: Japan

Our Cultural Kitchen Programs are aimed at individuals, groups, and business insiders who wish to learn more about the diversity of Japanese food. Take the 1-day tour with us and sample different dishes and experience the interesting food culture of Japan.

 

Time 11:00 to 20:00 (*time may vary) Price  $115 Minimum people 1 Details

You will be provided with a bilingual buddy

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Traditional Flavors of Seoul: Korea

Our Cultural Kitchen Programs are aimed at individuals, groups, and business insiders who wish to learn more about the diversity of Korean food. Take the tour with us and sample different dishes, learn recipes, and experience the interesting food culture of Korea.


 

Time Length 5 hours  Price $170 Minimum people 1 Details

You will be provided with a bilingual buddy and meals 

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Street Food Tasting Tour

Sit under an orange outdoor tent and try exotic and delicious Korean street food such as dalkddongjip, dalkbal, and sundae extremely popular among young. (only available in the evening/night)

 

  Time 3 Hours Minimum # of People 1 Price $91
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Dining the Korean Way: Korea

Koreans have always been about keeping their roots in food. As the country prospers, with much more Western influence spreading across the nation, more brand name restaurants and chains have opened up. Although it is always easy to eat what you are familiar with, one vital experience when coming to Korea is experiencing their dining culture. Therefore, come with Inspired Steps to understand, learn, and try the process of shopping, cooking, and dining the Korean way. 

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Cuisine Class for Sushi Rolls: Japan

Sushi remains one of Japan’s most well-known dishes. That said, knowing how to create your own Sushi Roll is definitely an activity that should not be missed when coming to Japan. Not only will you be able to walk away knowing how to make one of the country’s easy-to-make dishes, but it'll help immerse yourself in the cultural defining cuisine that Japan is so famous for. 

Made with vinegared rice and ... (Read More)

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Fish Market & Sushi Breakfast: Japan

Tsukiji Market is not only the biggest wholesale fish market in Japan, but the biggest worldwide, with a total area of 230,000 square meters. Get up early in the morning and let our local guide show you the secrets of this famous spot in Tokyo. You’ll have the opportunity to witness a fish auction, wander the stalls, and see tuna being cut and filleted.


After seeing more than 400 types of seafood, you will probably get hungy, so we will take ... (Read More)

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Cuisine Class for Pajeon: Korea

Pajeon is often marketed as a “Korean pancake” because it is created from a batter of eggs and flour. Additional ingredients usually include green onions, shellfish, seafood, and other vegetables. Hamul Pajeon is seafood based, and can be deliciously enjoyed as an appetizer or snack. It is usually served with dipping sauce (created from a mixture of soy sauce and vinegar).



In the Cuisine Class for Pajeon program, people will be ... (Read More)

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Cuisine Class for Japchae: Korea

Japchae meaning "mixed vegetables" in Korean is a dish that, as the name implies, is a mixture of various vegetables, with cellophane noodles. Usually served as a side dish in meals, it consists of a variety of food that is both enjoyable and visually peculiar.

 

 

In the Cuisine Class for Japchae program, people will be able to get a taste of creating their own japchae, one of Korea's signature dishes. Pretty simple to create, japchae is a ... (Read More)

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Cuisine Class for Bibimbap: Korea

Bibimbap is known as Korea's traditional, salient dish among the endless list of delicious Korean foods. Literally meaning 'mixed rice,' the dish is steamed rice topped with sauteed beef and a diverse set of colorful vegetables.

 

 

In the Cuisine Class for Bibimbap program, people will be able to get a taste of creating their own bibimbap, one of Korea's signature dishes. While most of the time involves cutting vegetables and setting up all the ingredients to mix, ... (Read More)

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