Explore your culinary side with a Korean cookery classSample the spicy flavors of Seoul’s most popular street marketFancy something sweet? Try red bean shaved ice at a chic modern cafeStart with a morning cooking class at O’ngo Foods with levels ranging from basic to expert. The beginner level starts with a market tour at 9:30am, and courses include bulgogi and kimchi; seafood pancake and soft tofu stew; and stone bowl bibimbap. From there, it’s one subway stop to Gwangjang Market, Seoul’s most popular street food market. Ddeokbokki, rice cakes in spicy pepper sauce, is a must, as are the crispy mung bean pancakes (which can be ordered without meat if you ask (say “gogi bbeh-juseyo”). Makgeolli (rice ale) is the drink of choice with these savory pancakes, so order up. More daring diners should try jokbal, or steamed pork trotters, best eaten with fermented shrimp dipping sauce. Take Line 5 one more stop east for the night views at Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), Zaha Hadid’s once controversial but now beloved work of modern architecture, which also occasionally hosts outdoor art exhibits. If you have space for dessert, head down to floor B2 of DDP to hyper-chic Okrumong, a red bean shaved-ice (patbingsu) café that cooks up local Korean red beans in-house and layers it over finely-shaved, milky ice. From the Conrad Seoul you can be cooking up a storm at O’ngo Foods in just 25 mins. Jump on the 5 Line train at Yeouido and take it north to Jongno 3-ga. From the station walk up Samil-daero and around into the slightly hidden alley of Samil-daero 30-gil.O’NGO FOODS: 12, Samildae-ro 30-gil, Jongno-gu; 82-(0)2-3446-1607; GWANGJANG MARKET: 88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu; 82-(0)2-2267-0291; DONGDAEMUN DESIGN PLAZA: 281, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu; 82-(0)2-2153-0000; OKRUMONG: 281, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, floor B2; 82-(0)2-2153-0724