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Hotteok cake

The city of Busan is known as the paradise of the sea, the wind, the sunshine, and the
bold flavors of Korean food. So what to eat in Busan for the first-timers to visit here? So, what to eat in Busan? Now, let’s check it out our must eat in Busan (must things to eat in Busan) guide with top 11 best street foods in Busan you definitely must to try below.

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Busan fish cake. Credit image: must eat in busan blog.

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1. Famous Busan fish cake

Famous grilled fish in Busan-korea

Talking to Busan, people think of the sea wind, the salty scent of salt, fish, and seafood. Thus, of course, there is no lack of grilled fish in the sea paradise. The famous grilled fish dish in Busan is called SamJin Fish Cake (삼진 어묵). Not only grilled fish balls, other kinds of seafood can also make that like grilled shrimp, squid … spoiled for tourists to choose freely.

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You can find fish cake at Busan fish port.

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Not only that, the processing way and preserving all kinds of fish is openly public, which means that visitors can see the entire process of cleaning and processing food. The purpose of the restaurant is to want their customers to be completely comfortable with what is about to be displayed on the table and enjoy their food without worrying about the issue of safe real hygiene.

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Price: 1 – 2 dollars /piece, very affordable.

Address: There are many branches but I saw the shop at Busan station is the center, largest, easy to find, the most diverse.

2. Sundae

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This is a dish that is like a Vietnamese pork sausage, but it has a very specific flavor of Korea. Sundae raw materials consist of the small intestine, pig intestine is cleaned, dangmyeon added, barley and piglet added, can be added shiso, scallion, doenjang (soy sauce), sticky rice, kimchi or beans depends on the restaurant and depending on the custom of each customer.

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In Busan, there is a delicious intestine soup and sundae named SongJeong 3 Dae
Kukbab (송정 3 대 국밥). A full stomach, always full.

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Price: 5 – 7 dollars; having / no having pork or adding intestine, as you like, if it is
female eat will be reduced intestine/sundae, added meat.

It looks complicated but actually, you go to Seomyeon Station (서면역, line cam), exit 1 is straight ahead.

3. Stewed tofu hot pot Halmae (할매 유부 전골)

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Ingredients include tofu, beef or grilled fish balls, mushrooms, chopped vegetables, carrots, bean sprouts, and onions. Although raw materials and processing way are not too complicated, tasting should be careful, new scent can create a flavor for hot pot dishes. Hot tofu fries are served with Udon noodles or potato vermicelli, depending on the setup way of each restaurant.

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Halmae Busan
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Price: 2.5 dollars/piece, 1 small bowl to eat warm belly. These stalls are often sold with fried grilled fish, spring rolls, fried tofu. It is very delicious.

Address: in the Bupyeong market. Go to Jagalchi Station (자갈치 역) and then find the way to Bupyeong Market, there are much other delicious food and other things to explore.

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4. Busan pig’s feet (족발)

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Pig’s feet can also be considered as Korean specialties in general, but the pig’s feet in Busan is slightly different. Here the pig’s feet t is sliced thin, eaten with sour
vegetables, thus reducing the fat taste of pig’s feet , the food is also from which more delicious.

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So tasty

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Price: 0.5 dollar / small size, 1 dollar/ medium size, 1.5 dollars / big size. Suggestions are 3 beautiful young girlfriends to eat a small size is just enough, and 3 boys are lucky, maybe medium size.

Address: Go to Jagalchi Station (자갈치 역) exit 7, go straight to the first intersection
and turn left, go straight to the second intersection (past SC Bank) and turn left, see Wonju Busan Jokbal (원주 부산 ) is known to get there.

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Note: Let’s order Naengjae Jokbal, order Jokbal not much when there is only pig’s feet, no sweet and sour vegetables.

5. Cold noodles / Mixed noodles (냉면 / 비빔면)

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Unlike other noodles, cold noodles are completely frozen from the noodles and mixed vegetables. For far away diners, this is a rather strange dish because the usual noodles in the world eat hot soup. In Busan, cold noodles also include grilled meat, grilled fish, which look more attractive than traditional cold noodles. Therefore, cold noodles in Busan is not only attractive to diners but also to the Korean people.

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Price: super cheap 2 – 3 dollars

Address: Seomyeon Station (서면역), Exit 9 is going straight, you can find the store

6. Dwaeji Gukbap

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Delicious soup Dwaeji Gukbap

The pork and rice soup is the most popular traditional soup in Busan. Pig bones are boiled for several hours before adding soy, rice wine and other flavors. Serve with lots of food, onion, chili, garlic and salted tiny shrimp, chogochujang sauce. You can refer to Pohang DwaejiGukbap shop for this dish.

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Dwaeji Gukbap

Dwaeji Gukbap

Address: 27 Seomyeon-ro 68beon-gil, Bujeon 2(i)-dong, Busanjin-gu, Busan, South Korea
Hours: 24 hours
Phone: +82 51-807-5439

7. Bingsu


Bingsu also was known as snow cream, or in Vietnam, we call the ice cream. This is a
delicious dessert that is beautiful, each glass of Bingsu is decorated very meticulously, just look, you just wanted to rush into the restaurant to enjoy.

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Busan has many good Bingsu stalls. Each restaurant has its own specialties. If you
have the power to make schedule all the stall in all the time:


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bingsu busan
It would be great if you love Chocolate and Oreo

bingsu busan

Price: 3 – 5 dollars,
Address: Okrumong, Seomyeon Station (서면역), exit 2 go straight.
Bubbas: Haeundae beach

8. Must eat in Busan? Definitely is Hotteok cake

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A well-known pastry in Busan, inside honey and almond, is a deep-fried flour. Hotteok cake will be a favorite dish for those who love sweet food. However, this cake is high in sweetness and fatness, so it is not suitable for those who are losing weight or are suffering from diabetes.

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Although you can still enjoy the hotteok in Seoul the famous hotteok in Busan is the

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Price: 0.5 dollar/piece

Address: Nampo-dong, BIFF Square

9. Grilled seafood

Because Busan is a major seaport city of Korea, it would be very big mistake if you miss the fresh seafood here. The seafood such as scallop, clam, snail, shrimp, crab, … are caught right on the waters of Busan so there is no need to discuss more about the freshness of these seafood.

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Enjoy seafood at Busan Jagalchi Festival
Selling the same seafood.
Selling the same seafood. Credit image: Busan food blog.
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Grilled seafood

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When grilling, the accompanying ingredients also have butter, onion, garlic and chili, making up the strong flavor that is hard to resist. It is not difficult to find a seafood restaurant in Busan so there is no need to worry about finding a place to eat.

Jagalchi Fish Market
Jagalchi Fish Market
Grilled abalone
Grilled abalone
seafood at Jagalchi Fish Market
Very fresh seafood

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Jagalchi Market, Busan, South Korea
Jagalchi Market, Busan, South Korea

10. What to eat in Busan? Definitely not to miss the FLASK ice cream

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It is a cream that tastes like normal ice cream. However, the special thing is that the ice cream is from the laboratory. Ice cream shop owners will wear a white blouse like a doctor and take ice cream, like in the lab. Even the cream is decorated in a very special glass with fun needle-shaped straws. This is a very popular ice cream for young people because of the visual stimulation that it brings.

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11. Chicken-Beer Festival (CHIMAC)

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Great beer, great view, great fried chicken.

You may not know that in May, June every year in Busan, there will be a big festival week so we can gather with friends and family together to eat, that is “Chicken and Beer Festival”, it will be true regrettably if you coming to Busan without participating in this festival. And everyone knows fried chicken in Korea is extremely delicious.

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Chicken-Beer Festival

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If you don’t come to Busan during the chicken and beer festival, don’t worry, I’ll introduce you to an ideal place for you to enjoy delicious chicken, good beer and beautiful views. That’s the Chu mun pon ho restaurant located opposite Gwangan bridge. The beer and chicken here are all very delicious, the craft beer makes the taste different from the bottled beer that we often drink in Vietnam, the chicken is very delicious, crispy and always served with the hot, staff at the restaurant also very enthusiastic.

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Chicken-Beer Festival (CHIMAC),must eat food in busan (1)
Crispy fried chicken

Please note that if you want to drink beer, don’t forget to bring your passport because the staff will check your papers, and ensure you are over 18 years old to drink beer.

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Chicken-Beer Festival (CHIMAC),must eat food in busan (1)
Korean fried chicken (and beer) is here

If you have a chance to visit Busan, do not miss this exciting food! It is hard to have so much delicious Korean food and you have to choose what to eat when staying in Busan.

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