Cooking Class Korean Food in K-Hub Style, Seoul

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Talking about Korean food, the question that always running on my head is “How come those Koreans can be still skinny while the ingredients of all their foods they consume are made of carbo ?” The fact that there are few carbohydrate ingredients plates at Korean food is true, even more than one plate. Okay, let’s start talking about the Korean food that I cook. I arrived in K-Style Hub at 03.00 PM, the place itself is just next to Korea Tourism Organization office.
We cooked Japchae & Shrimp Vegetable pancake
I was pretty surprised seeing the cooking class room as it look like a fancy kitchen in Master Chef show. One long table consisted of 2 Gas Stoves, 2 sinks, 2 free space for 2 groups. The chef’s table was located in front of us with the huge LCD as the background. There was one Ahjuma (a nickname for Korean old woman) who did a demo with Korean language of course, at the right side there was a young lady translated the language into English.
The master chef is doing a demo
When Ahjuma started to cook, I thought I had to follow what she’s been doing, turns out she crossed her hands and said “STOP” which means all the participants didn’t allow to cook before the demo was done. We have to keep our eyes to the demo, and once it finished, we can do our own cooking process.
Long short story, it’s now my time to cook by myself !! So nervous AF as I am such a lazy daughter who never go to the kitchen to help my mom haha ! I just love to eat but I hate the process !
Kaka Cumilebay looks like an expert Korean food chef
Based on the menu, I will cook Japchae (Korean noodle made of sweet potato) and shrimp vegetable pancakes. A big difference of Korean food comparing to Indonesian food is they use less seasoning, they don’t use MSG, they slightly use salt which sometimes make some of the foods don’t match my Indonesia tongue that used to be spoiled by tasty food.
Shrimp Vegatable pancake in the making
Shrimp Vegetable Pancakes is the only one among others that suit my tongue, it was basically made of flour, vegies and shrimp that were mixed together, stir and being fried with sesame oil. The key to get the perfect pancake shape is when it was cooked 70 %, beat one egg and spread it in the center of the pancake and cook a few minutes over low heat.
Japchae is made of sweet potato
Japchae in the making
The second menu is Japchae, this menu always show up in every Korean food. Japchae is a noodle made of sweet potato or Indonesian call it “ubi”, the noodle was being boiled and stir fried with vegetable and meat. And the last one was of course a bowl of rice. So, for these 3 kind of menus, all of them were made of carbo, rice is definitely carbo, Japchae which contained by noodle is also obviously carbo, and what about the last one ? The pancakes ? Absolutely flour is carbo ! Here it came the same question “How come those Korean people are still skinny while the ingredients of all their foods prepared of carbo ?”
voila !! i am inviting everyone to taste what i cook :P
But, what can compare the taste of the food that was cook by ourselves ? The chance to say that the food is insanely delicious now could be yours, even though you will be the only one who know the real taste. After finished eating, I left all the dishes at the table and walked away heading to the exit door, until some of the participants shouted at me and said “Kadek, you have to clean up your own dishes !” that was the most embarrassing moment that happened at my first day in South Korea.
Marischka Prue on duty
That was like a big difference comparing Indonesia culture, I used to be spoiled by the cleaning services. Order the food, eating, and leave the dishes as knowing there would be staffs will clean  the tables. But here in Korea, it would never be happened. I needed time to getting used to the habit. Every time after eating, I had to bring the dishes to the trash bin that already provided and not supposed to leave them dirty and messy on the table.

For those who are interested, reservation have to be made at least 3 days prior to the visit, and lessons would be canceled if there are less than 10 people sign up for the program.

K-Style Hub
Website : K-Style Hub
Address : 40, Cheonggyecheon-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul
For more info : 1330 hotline +82-2-1330 (Korean, english, Japanese, chinese)
Open : 09.00 – 20.00
Price : 40.000 - 60.000 won (38 - 50 USD)

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