Taste royal Joseon cuisine at Gyeongbokgung
Attendees enjoy meals while listening to stories about royal dishes during the Suragan 2021 program held at Saenggwabang in Gyeongbokgung, central Seoul. (CHA)
Visitors can choose between the Saenggwabang and Sikdorak programs.
The Saenggwabang program includes a live performance of gugak, traditional Korean music, played in the background during the meal. The Sikdorak program offers detailed explanations of the royal cuisine and drinks given by a guide.
Visitors can take part in the summer events and games enjoyed in the royal courts, such as making tea confectionery or bojagi, a traditional wrapping cloth.
The Jubanggolmok program offers an evening summer walk around the annex, called haengrangchae in Korean, while enjoying light nighttime snacks such as watermelon, lotus root chips and yaksik, a Korean rice cake made from sticky rice, honey, nuts and dried fruits.
Reservations are required through the Interpark ticketing site, and up to four tickets can be reserved per person. Tickets cost 25,000 won and reservations open at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
A reservation by draw starts at 4 p.m. the same day for visits from June 15 to June 17.
Details can be found on the websites of the Center for Royal Palaces and Tombs and the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation.
By Kim Hae-yeon ([email protected])