A trip to Korea wouldn’t be complete without trying the country’s delicacies. And probably, Myeongdong is definitely on the list of favorite places to eat of anyone who has been to Seoul. Aside from being a famous shopping area and a go-to place of every Korean cosmetic product lover, it is also filled with street food from variety of sizes, colors, and tastes. Can’t come to Korea yet? No worries! Here’s a virtual tour of Myeongdong Street Foods to virtually satisfy your cravings.
Must-Try Myeongdong Street Foods
Bungeopang (Fish-shaped Bread)
Bungeoppang is a fish-shaped pastry filled with sweetened red bean paste. It is a popular in street foods in Korea and people often eat this during winter.
Dakkochi (Chicken Skewers)
If you go to Korea, it is a must t have a taste of their chicken meals. Dakkochi in particular is flavored with gochujang, garlic and sesame oil – an authentic Korean flavor.
Cheesy Butter Baked Scallops
Even though you’re in a heart of a city, have a taste of seafood by ordering Cheesy Butter Baked Scallops. Buying this is more appealing because the sellers display an aquarium on their stalls where they get the scallops before baking.
Cheesy Crab Gratin
Indulge yourself in a cheesy-filled crab seasoned with some herbs and spices.
If you are fond of eating fried fish then you might want to try eating this dried cuttlefish that they are also selling in Myeongdong.
Eomuk (Fice Cakes)
Eomuk is a fish cake made from ground white fish and other ingredients such as potato starch, sugar and vegetables. Most often, you can choose its sauce from spicy and non-spicy.
Goguma Mattang (Candied Sweet Potatoes)
Goguma Mattang is a sweetened sweet potato and is good if you want to take a break from tasting salty food in Myeongdong street.
Gelato Rose if a perfect dessert for sweet and aesthetic lovers.
Grilled Cheese with Tteokbokki
Tteokbokki is indeed one of the most popular Korean street foods in Korea. It is made with Korean rice cakes and is paired with grilled cheese which supplements its taste.
Grilled Corn on a Cob
If you like eating corn, you would also like the fact that they are selling this too at the Myeongdong street. Moreover, don’t be surprised that they also put corn on a pizza.
Grilled Shrimp Skewers
Another type of skewer in this list is the Grilled Shrimp Skewers. There is a fried version of this if you don’t want a grilled one.
Gyeran Bbang (Egg Buns)
Gyeran-ppang is a fluffy, oblong-shaped bread with a whole egg inside the pancake dough. Just by eating one piece of gyeran bbang can make make you feel full.
Hotteok (Glutinous Rice Pancake)
Hotteok is a type of filled Korean pancake. Nowadays, the sellers use different fillings but the most popular is a filling with dark brown sugar, cinnamon powder & some grounded nuts or seeds.
Korean Style Yaki Noodles
A fusion of Korean and Japanese cuisine is also available at Myeongdong Food Street. Korean style yaki noodles is a mix of noodles, vegatbles with an option to add pok belly.
Mandu is a Korean dumpling filled with a mixture of various meats and vegetables. If you love to eat dumplings, you will surely like eating mandu.
Moon Skewers (Octopus Skewers)
Moon Skewers are a brand of octopus skewers from Jeonju. A perfect street food for seafood lovers.
Kimbap is a Korean dish made from cooked rice and other ingredients that are rolled in kim or dried sheets of seaweed. Since you will be touring around Myeongdong, eating a whole kimbap might be inconvenient for you. Thus, there is a mini kimbap that you can just grab and bite while walking.
Watch a video tour of Must-Try Myeongdong Street Foods below.
Can’t eat spicy foods? Don’t worry. There are still Non-Spicy Foods that you can eat in Korea!
Entering Myeongdong Street is FREE. You just have to pay for the street foods that you would want to eat. Their price ranges from 2,000 to 10,000 Korean won per servings.
Usually, the street food vendors in Myeongdong start selling in the afternoon until evening. Some sellers close their stalls as early as 9:00 in the evening, others at 10:00 PM.
How To Get There
Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
- Take a subway and get off at Myeongdong Station (line 4) Exit 5/6/7/8; or
- Take a subway and get off at Euljro 1-ga Station (line 2) Exit 5/6.
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