April 13, 2024
















Taste of Seoul to celebrate culinary culture

A fermented Korean drink is poured. / Courtesy of Seoul Metropolitan Government
A fermented Korean drink is poured. / Courtesy of Seoul Metropolitan Government


By Jung Da-hyun

A poster for the Taste of Seoul event / Courtesy of Seoul Metropolitan Government
A poster for the Taste of Seoul event / Courtesy of Seoul Metropolitan Government

The annual week-long Taste of Seoul festival, organized by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, is set to run from Saturday to Sept. 22, staging various events that give people a chance to experience the histories, diversity and culinary culture of Seoul.

From Saturday to Sunday, the Taste of Seoul Market will take place on Nodeul Island in the Han River. Attendees can explore fermented foods and Korean drinks on Saturday, while on Sunday various types of coffee will be introduced.

The Taste of Seoul Market will offer foods that complement Korean drinks and coffee. For those interested in fermented drinks and various types of coffee, English-language guided tours will also be available for foreign participants.

The 100 Taste of Seoul 2023 Awards will also be held at Nodeul Island Live House on Sunday. Approximately 100 selected chefs will attend and showcase Seoul’s vibrant food culture. The city hopes that the event will serve as an opportunity to promote Seoul as a global gourmet destination.

Additionally, the restaurants receiving awards and 67 other hotel restaurants will offer special foods during the Taste of Seoul week.

Throughout the entire Taste of Seoul week, traditional markets will join in Seoul Market Dining, aiming to introduce Korea’s traditional marketplaces by providing special foods featuring market-sourced ingredients. Geumnam Market, Dongmyo Market, Majang Meat Market, Seoul Yeongcheon Market, Seoul Central Market and Mangwon Market will all be part of the event.

Visitors can also explore old stores tucked away in alleyways through the Taste of Seoul Tour, which includes the Seoul Midnight Tour exploring Gwangjang Market, Euljiro’s chicken and beer alley and Ikseon-dong.

Signature pop-ups will feature overseas chefs from destinations such as Bangkok, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles and Japan, who will guide visitors to local restaurants. They will collaborate with local chefs as well.

“Food is an essential aspect of tourism. We expect to enhance its appeal by showcasing Seoul’s food culture to both local and international gourmets,” said Kim Young-hwan, the director of the Tourism and Sports Bureau at the Seoul Metropolitan Government.

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