I recently decided that I want to take some Korean cooking classes while we are here in Seoul. While I was searching online for classes, I found mention of CJ Foodworld. Someone mentioned they had taken classes there, but I wasn’t able to locate any information in english online, so when I was walking to the C.A.R.E. Animal Shelter and spotted this place I was very excited!!
On the ground level is a Tours Le Jours and the cooking class kitchens (they have kitchens for adult and for kids!). Unfortunately this month’s classes were cancelled due to MERS. I am hoping that everything will start back up in July.
After we looked at the classroom area we saw a lot of people heading downstairs on the escalator, so we decided to follow them and we weren’t disappointed. Down in the basement level we found the restaurant areas and grocery store and even a wine bar!
CJ Foodworld is located between Chungmuro Station and Dongdaemun History & Culture Park.
서울시 중구 동호로 (330 Dongho-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul)
You can take the subway to Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station and go out exit #5 (CJ Foodworld will be on your right as you walk straight).
Or you can take the subway to Chungmuro Station and go out exit #8 (CJ Foodworld will be on your left as your walk straight – this is a bit longer walk though).
Here’s a map of the basement level.
These are all the restaurants they have. Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and more!
The grocery store
The wine bar
All the restaurants
Steak and Seafood Restaurant
Bulgogi House – Traditional Korea
Tofu House – Traditional Korean
Conveyer Belt Shabu Shabu
Sambo Fish Cake
After looking at all the options, we decided to try VIPs Burger and China kitchen Express.
We ordered the BBQ Burger and were extremely surprised to find pulled pork and baked beans on the burger instead of the usual BBQ sauce. This was a very odd addition in our opinion. Luckily the fries were piping hot and the meal (burger, fries and drink) was only 8,800 won.
We also tried the dim sum sampler, which had shrimp dumplings, siu mai, and a spicy shrimp and pork dumpling. The dim sum was pretty good (9 pieces of dim sum for 8,000 won) and I was excited there wasn’t any kimchi inside of them!
Finally we ordered the Spicy Seafood Noodle Soup. The broth was flavorful and spicy. I liked the noodles and there was a good amount of seafood and mushrooms. I ordered the regular size (7,000 won), but for 1,000 won more you could order the large.
I really love that CJ Foodworld allows you to have so many food options in one place! The food is pretty good and prices are reasonable in my opinion. I can’t wait to come back to try some of the other places!