Street Foods in South Korea

Food Stalls in South Korea are everywhere, you can see them at any time of the day depending on the location and what they offer. Two of the most popular places that should be included in your bucket list when visiting South Korea are Myeongdong and the Gwangjang Market.

Myeongdong(명동), or also known as the Myeongdong walking street(명동거리), is popular for its hundreds of shops and numerous bars. In Myeongdong(명동), you will be able to find many food stalls where they might serve famous Korean Street foods such as: 

  • Tteokbokki(떡볶이) 
  • Kimbap(김밥)
  • Hotteok(호떡)
  • Korean Corn Dog(핫도그)
  • Fish Cake(어묵 or 오뎅)
  • Candy Fruit(탕후루)

Those are only a few of the foods you will be able to try if you visit Myeongdong Walking Street(명동거리). It is also recommended to visit Myeongdong(명동) around 5 in the afternoon, since this is the time when most street food vendors set up their stalls.

The Gwangjang Market(광장시장), as featured on Netflix, is a place famous for its street foods. Like Myeongdong(명동), you will be able to find many food stalls which will serve famous Korean street food cuisines however, in the Gwangjang Market(광장시장) you will also be able to find raw dishes like the moving octopus or “San-nakji(산낙지)”  and the raw meat dish or “Yukhoe(육회)”. It is a must visit if you are looking for new types of food to try.  

Myeongdong(명동) and the Gwangjang Market(광장시장) should now be included in your bucket list if you are planning to visit Seoul, South Korea. It is an experience you do not want to miss. 

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