TTEOKKOCHI AT 풍년쌀농산
One of my favorite Korean street foods has got to be the tteokkochi, which is a deep fried rice cake slathered in a spicy sweet sauce. One of the best places to eat this is in Bukchon Hanok Village at a place called 풍년쌀농산. They've got the crispy exterior and chewy interior down to perfection, and their spicy sauce is absolutely spot on! You can also order their other amazing dishes, such as the ttukbokki, fish cake on a stick, and really delicious sikhye (sweet rice drink).
Address: 81-1 Hwa-dong Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Price: 1,000 won for 1 tteokkochi, 500 won for 1 fish cake on stick
DDONGBBANG (똥빵) FROM SSAMZIEGIL (쌈지길)
One of my favorite street foods is the ddongbbang, or "poop" bread, which literally is in the shape of poop! But no worries, as this delicious treat is actually bread filled with either sweet red bean, chocolate or cream. While you can find these cute little breads all over Seoul, I got mine from the courtyard vendor inside of Ssamziegil in Insadong
Directions: Anguk Station (Line 3 Exit 6), walk towards Jongno Police Station and enter the Insadong street with Crown Bakery & GS25, and walk straight for about 100 meters until you see the entrance of Ssamziegil. The vendor is inside the open courtyard.
Price: 1,000 for 1
Info: Here and Here
KOREAN STREET FOODS
Korea is one of those places where you can't help but try all the delicious street foods that you keep getting too full before it's meal time. My remedy? Plan on eating 5 meals a day when traveling, haha. When it comes to taste, variety, and creativity, Seoul is definitely one of the masters of street foods. Hover over the pictures for more information on each food item!
Gwangjang Market is one of the oldest traditional food markets in Seoul, and by far my favorite. The market sells all sorts of food, produce, textiles, kitchenware, medicine, souvenirs, and much much more. Every day the market is bustling with activity, and it's a great place to shop and eat delicious street foods. The most popular foods there are the nokdu jeon (mung bean pancakes), and the mayak kimbap (Korean-style sushi rolls).
Directions: Jongno 5-Ga Station (Line 1 Exit 8), or Euljiro 4-Ga Station (Line 2 & 5, Exit 4)
Whether you're going for modern desserts or traditional, there's something to satisfy your sweet tooth! Hover over the images for more info!
TRADITIONAL KOREAN FOOD
Looking back it feels like I ate 5 meals a day because I wanted to try EVERYTHING. Here are some of the many traditional Korean meals I ate! Hover over the photos to get more information for each dish, and links to each location!
Photography: Annie Cho
Seoul, South Korea