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Korean Street Food Fighters

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Street food is an essential element of travel.

There is nothing better than street food to understand how locals live in the country.

Today, I introduce you to Korean street food by region.

Shall we find famous street foods in five regions of Seoul?

Let's begin😎

source: naver blog Heiseuli

First, Gwangjang Market! Since it is Korea's famous traditional market, there is a lot of street food! If you smell it, you can't just ignore it, can you?

Address: 88 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno District, Seoul

Kkwabaegi is a popular Korean street snack made from fried bread sprinkled with sugar. Located in Gwangjang Market, the Gwangjang Market Chapssal Kkwabaeg is one of the iconic street foods in this market. When you eat freshly made, warm, chewy bread, the sweet sugar sprinkled on top makes your tongue happy. Indulge in the glutinous rice donuts filled with sweet red beans!

Address: Seoul, Jongno District, Jongno 4(sa)-ga, 188 105

work: 11 AM–9 PM

Bungeo-ppang is a type of street food that consists of sweet ingredients enclosed in fish-shaped bread. It is also a popular Korean winter street food. Typically, red beans or cream puffs are used, but at Chonggagne Bungeo-ppang, a variety of ingredients are used. In particular, bungeoppang, made with pizza as an ingredient, is the store's signature menu item that can be enjoyed by everyone. Try some warm bungeoppang!

Address: 296-8 Jongno ga-dong Jongno District, Seoul

work: 12–5 PM (Mon, Closed)

source: Tongin Traditional Market

This is Tongin Traditional Market! It's a unique market that uses a coin currency called Yeopjeon! What about the street food here?

Address: 18 Jahamun-ro 15-gil, Jongno District, Seoul

Tteokbokki is the most beloved street food among Koreans. If you've tried regular tteokbokki, how about trying something different this time? Original jeong Grandma oil tteokbokki is a dish where rice cakes are fried in oil and sauce. This tteokbokki boasts great umami. Gochujang Tteokbokki is the main dish, but if you find spicy food challenging, you can opt for the salty soy sauce Tteokbokki!

Address: 18 Jahamun-ro 15-gil, Cheongunhyoja-dong, Jongno District, Seoul

work: 9 AM–8 PM

Chicken skewers are a popular street food worldwide, with each country developing its own distinctive flavors. Korean-style chicken skewers are characterized by the use of various sauces. Are Hyoja-dong chicken skewers considered the ultimate evolution of Korean-style chicken skewers? These chicken skewers are rich in flavor, generously sprinkled with a variety of sauces and toppings. Experience the fantastic taste of tender chicken, cheese, and sweet and spicy sauce!

Address: Dongho-ro, Jongno 5.6-ga-dong Jongno District, Seoul

work: 11 AM–10 PM

source: visitseoul

This time, shall we go to Myeongdong, a popular spot for tourists?

Address: Myeong-dong, Jung District, Seoul

Korean toast is made with eggs, ham, and cabbage. Although it may not be as fancy as toast from other countries, it offers a great flavor due to the perfect combination of sauces. Isaac Toast is the most popular toast brand in Korea, and the Isaac Toast enjoyed in Myeongdong has become a symbol of travel in the area. How about having toast for breakfast while walking around Myeongdong?

Address: 17-1 Myeongdong 10-gil, Jung District, Seoul

work: 7 AM–8 PM

Have you ever smelled a sweet fragrance at a Korean subway station? Deli Manju is one of Korea's representative street snacks. Deli Manju is a small bread baked with sweet custard cream. The moment you take a bite of the warm, freshly baked deli manju, you will be filled with happiness. The name of the first store that made Deli Manju is also Deli Manju. It's located at Myeongdong Station, so you must try it if you come to Myeongdong, right?

Address: B126, Toegye-ro, Jung District, Seoul

work: 11 AM–9 PM

source: seoul city

This time, shall we go to Namdaemun Market, a paradise for street shopping?

Address: 21 Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Jung District, Seoul

Hotteok is one of Korea's representative street foods. It is a food made by placing sweet ingredients inside crispy dough and frying it in oil. The original version contains sweet sugar, but the hotteok sold at Namdaemun Market features vegetables. Since it is a grilled dish with vegetables, it can also serve as a simple meal replacement. Of course, we also sell authentic hotteok, so be sure to try it!

Address: 12 Namdaemun-ro, Jung District, Seoul

work: 8:30 AM–6:30 PM (Sun, Closed)

Dumplings are a favorite food of many people. Korean-style dumplings are characterized by their light and non-greasy nature, which is attributed to the inclusion of vegetables and kimchi. Gamegol Son Wangmandu is one of the most popular restaurants in Namdaemun Market. The filling inside the freshly made warm dumplings provides a fantastic taste. Please note that you can also enjoy kalguksu inside the restaurant!

Address: 42 Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Jung District, Seoul

work: 8 AM–8 PM (Sun, Closed)

sorce: visitseoul

Lastly, Mangwon Market. This location, situated near Han River Park, is currently a trendy spot that has captured the interest of young Koreans.

Address: 27 Poeun-ro 6-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Chicken Gangjeong is one of the popular Korean chicken dishes. This food, made by frying small pieces of boneless chicken in various seasoning sauces, is a favorite street food among many Koreans. Q's Chicken Gangjeong is one of the popular establishments in Mangwon Market. Here, you can enjoy delicious Dakgangjeong with a variety of sauces to suit your taste, including cheese, sweet, and spicy. Crispy fried chicken and sweet sauce make the best combination!

Address: 27 Mangwon-ro 8-gil, Mangwon-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul

work: 10 AM–10 PM

Tteokgalbi is a representative traditional Korean meat dish. This dish, which involves mincing meat and grilling it with seasoning, is a favorite among many Koreans. At Mangwon Tteokgalbi, you can enjoy tender tteokgalbi served in a street food style. Once you put the golden-brown grilled tteokgalbi in your mouth, you won't be able to stop smiling. It's also great to eat with beer at the hotel!

Address: Seoul, Mapo-gu, Mangwon-dong, 1st floor 486-8

work: 9:30 AM–8:30 PM (Mon, Closed)



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