Join us on our journey to HyunTaeNae Fried Foods in Sokcho! At 현태네튀김, you can find some of the most delicious and affordable seafood in all of Korea. And the best part is, it’s just a short bus ride from Seoul. Come and enjoy an affordable Korean seaside day trip!
Sokcho is Waiting For You
One of the places l wanted to visit the most in Korea is Sokcho. This amazing city located on the coast of the East Sea, in Gangwon Province, has become extremely popular among foreign visitors in the past few years. If you want to escape from the city jungle of Seoul for a while and take some time to recharge, no need to look for another place. Sokcho is waiting for you! Take your backpack and your camera. Then, just hop on the first express bus to Sokcho. It’s that easy!
No matter if you plan to travel solo or with your friends, this place will definitely stay in your heart forever. What will you find in Sokcho? Magnificent beaches, a slightly salty breeze that clears up your sinuses right away, peace of mind, and – of course, delicious seafood!
In the Sokcho central market, you will find everything from fried shrimp, crab, and pancakes to ddekbokki and traditional drinks. Are you curious to find out more about what Sokcho has to offer? Then keep reading my article and prepare to take some notes!
Getting Ready for the Trip to Sokcho
Together with my Russian friend, Vlada, who is also an avid explorer and nomad,l started to prepare for our trip to Sokcho. We booked the bus tickets using the online reservation system and set a budget. We are poor students who need to save money after all!
Bus fee: about 30,000 Won per person(round trip)
Coffee/drinks: 5, 000 Won per person
Food and snacks: about 20,000 Won per person
No accommodation fee. It was a one-day trip. For each of us, we’d be looking at spending about 55,000 won for our seaside day trip to Sokcho. Not bad at all!
HyunTaeNae Fried Foods (현태네튀김)
The Most Delicious and Affordable Place to Eat in Sokcho!
Once we got to Sokcho, our main stop was the restaurant called HyunTaeNae Fried Foods (현태네튀김), located in the central market of the city.
Both Korean and foreign friends recommended this place to me, so l decided to give it a try. HyunTaeNae Fried Foods sells a huge variety of deep-fried dishes such as shrimp, crab, squid, and spicy peppers. Plus they also sold some other traditional Korean dishes such as onion and potato pancakes, ddeokpokki, and Korean traditional wine. But, perhaps their most famous menu item is the regional specialty – squid sundae!
Above, you can see the whole menu and the price for each dish. Usually, a set menu is more than enough for 2 people.
The place is extremely easy to find, even without a map. It is probably one of the most popular and crowded places located in the central market. When my friend and I arrived at the location, there were so many people waiting in line. However, we were lucky and managed to find a table in only 5 minutes.
Yum! I simply cannot forget the taste! The crunchiness of the fried batter, the perfect texture! Everything was melting in my mouth!
My friend and I ordered fried shrimp and crab, 2 big pancakes, and a bottle of rice wine for our thirsty souls. Actually, we wanted to try as many things as possible. But, unfortunately, our bellies were not big enough for such a mission. We will have to go back again someday for sure!
Inside the restaurant, there were lots of people – both locals and foreigners. Everyone was enjoying various kinds of fried goodies and traditional dishes. Lively atmosphere, kind staff, and plenty of food – exactly what I needed!
The owner of the restaurant had so much patience with us and explained every single thing we asked about the menu. Moreover, even though he was extremely busy, he even took the time to recommend some nice places to visit in Sokcho. The owner doesn’t speak English, but he was really happy to listen to our broken Korean. Visiting HyunTaeNae Fried Foods was definitely a great decision. No wonder the place is so popular!
Do l recommend visiting HyunTaeNae Fried Foods? Definitely, yes! Amazing food, good location, and great people. If you plan to visit Sokcho, don’t forget to try this restaurant!
How to Find HyunTaeNae Fried Foods
HyunTaeNae Fried Foods (현태네튀김) Address: Gangwon-do, Sokcho-si, Jungang-ro 147beon-gil, 16 KR 12 Korean Address: 강원 속초시 중앙로147번길 16 Opening Hours: 10:00 AM - 08:30 PM
Going to Sokcho, exploring the Sokdo central market, and visiting HyunTaeNae Fried Foods was an unforgettable experience. I plan to go back again before the end of the summer. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your stuff, book your bus tickets, and get ready for a new adventure!
Want to learn a little bit more about the beautiful coastal city of Sokcho? Click Here to read about the city’s top three attractions!