Jasmine’s Gangnam Secrets

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Date(s) - 06/26/2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Sinsa Station (Line 3), exit 8 (outside)

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Escape from the Tourists

a ZenKimchi tour

Gangnam and Garosu-gil are known for their ostentatious wealth, plastic surgery palaces, and tourist-friendly restaurants. Really, Gangnam is a land of Dunkin Donuts and corporate coffee chains. Your guide Jasmine will show you this, and then she’ll show you the secret places that the selfie-stick wielding tourists know nothing about. Start out with some street food and walk around the wide boulevards of neon. Then duck into the alleyways. Enjoy a meal of sizzling charcoal grilled Chicken Galbi, a rarity in Seoul. Then duck into an old Korean version of a speakeasy–a supermarket with a pub in the back. This is ’70s style gamaek culture from the Jeonju region. It’s like nothing you’d see in glitzy Gangnam.


Shh… don’t tell anyone!

So, to break it down

  • Korean street food
  • Full Chicken Galbi meal
  • Old-fashioned speakeasy pub

Wear comfortable shoes and bring an ample appetite. The ticket price includes all food. It also includes alcoholic beverages (within reason). Non-alcoholic option is available.

Length of tour: approx. 2 1/2 hours
Type: Walking, eating
Food types for special diet consideration: meat (chicken, fish, maybe pork), alcohol, smoky environments (even though smoking technically isn’t allowed)
Suggested items: Comfortable walking shoes, umbrella (depends), camera
Start location: Sinsa Station, exit 8 (line 3)



Your Guide

Jasmine Sohn

Jasmine has worked at the Korea Foundation, British Council, and the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family spreading the word about Korea. Her specialty is organizing programs for the delegations from the world to help them understand Korean history, culture, and to build a network with locals. She loves to wander Seoul around looking for tasty restaurants, and share the secrets of Korean cuisine and its sub culture with people from all across the world.


IMPORTANT: Reservations made with fake emails or phone numbers will be rejected.

DISCOUNT for groups of 3 or more. Choose the “Group Discount Ticket”*

Payment options (bookings approved after receipt of payment)

PayPal (in USD)
Deposit in Korean bank account (account number will be given) up to two days before tour
If you can only pay in cash please familiarize yourself with our cash policy.

*If all but one in the group cancels the remaining ticket will lose the discount. Please refer to our cancellation policy.