Today, traveling to Korea is not as difficult as it used to be, besides the experiences such as visiting the Royal Palace, playing at Everland Theme Park, which is beautiful as a fairyland. Or rent a traditional Hanbok clothing to strolling around the old town of Bukchon Hanok, visit some weirdest and coolest museums for children or even for adults 18+ … all are worth trying experiences when coming to Seoul. But there is one thing that is equally impressive, which is … FOOD, but if you want to try special delicacies and most delicious food, you definitely must visit Myeongdong neighborhood or also known as Seoul’s culinary street. So, are you looking for what to eat in Myeongdong and things to eat in Myeongdong? Let’s check it out our Myeongdong food blog and Myeongdong food guide with top 12 Myeongdong street food to eat (Myeongdong must eat food) including Myeongdong best food and Korean food Myeongdong to find out the answer.
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The food in Myeongdong area is both delicious and cheap from traditional food to Korean fusion cuisine, Living Nomads has reviewed the details of must eat foods in a previous article. Today, we will set aside this article for the Myeongdong street food, the bustling neighborhood with full of stores and restaurants where you can shopping and dining, you absolutely not to be missed when coming to Seoul.
Myeongdong food blog: Where is Myeongdong Street Food?
As I said above, in addition to food, there also are many shopping stores, a bustling market in Myeongdong, so you will not be difficult to find the way on the map to getting to Myeongdong. You can take the train (Seoul Subway Line 4 Myeongdong Station Exit 7), bus or taxi to reach this area, then walk along the streets to discover Seoul’s culinary paradise. Warning that there are lots of interesting things here so be wary of your purse and you should spend the entire evening to explore this area and “eat all” in Myeongdong.
Myeongdong food guide: Some useful tips when visiting Myeongdong Street Food Seoul
Remember bring coins, most dishes are very cheap, averaging price from 1.000 won ($0.85) to 5.000 won ($4.26), so if you pay in high denomination currency, it will be easy to mess at checkout because the shops are quite crowded. Not familiar with using foreign currency can make you count missing money.
Bring a paper bag to remove trash after eating because it is difficult to find public trash cans in this area. Many times when I finish eating, I have to keep small and miscellaneous trash in my hands and keep walking, I find it very inconvenient. You take the bag and after eating, then throw it in neatly, do not get entangled at all, feel free to eating without being afraid of garbage.
Stalls can change positions, or selling different items depending on the season, so my article is for reference only. But you can rest assured that if it change its position, it will not be hard to find, people will show everything they sell, just go and look back and forth, you will see.
Myeongdong food blog: What to eat in Myeongdong, things to eat in Myeongdong and Myeongdong must eat?
Korean Street Toast (egg sandwich, egg bun, Korean egg toast, gyeran tostuh, or gilgeori tostuh)
It is fried egg sandwich (egg toast, egg bun). Look nothing special but tastes delicious and strange. This is the most popular food in Myeongdong, sometimes you have to queue for an hour to buy it. But don’t worry because there’s a lot of ‘pojangmacha’ selling it. You don’t need to decide which food stall is good, it’s almost traditional dish, so there won’t be too many differences between street food vendors.
Eggs will be fried with a little seasoning, meat, ham, vegetables, add a little special sauce of each shop (sweet, fatty, salty), soy sauce and some chopped cabbage on top. You can sprinkle with sugar, cheese / butter if you like. Seeing any shop that looks attractive, then stop by and get one.
Grilled cheese lobster
About $8.60 is that you can enjoy a grilled lobster filled with cheese, freshly in Myeongdong. Considering the overall cost of street food here, this dish is quite expensive, but very worthy trying. Honestly, if you eat one, you’re not satisfied, because it’s delicious. Anyone who loves seafood like me will die for it. But let’s spend your stomach space for many other delicious foods.
Tteokbokki (Spicy Stir-fried Rice Cakes)
Talking about Korean cuisine, it is impossible not to mention this dish. Today in Vietnam, there are many places to sell teokbokki so everyone has tried it once. The rice cakes will be cooked together in a typical sauce hot pot, along with eggs, cheese, tofu, fish ball, crab bars… You can eat only Tteokbokki or eat it with noodles. But traveling to Korea without eating Tteokbokki is an omission, you will encounter many ‘pojangmacha’ food stalls selling teokkbokki everywhere on the Myeongdong street.
Legendary Jokbal (Braised Pig’s Trotters)
This is the most famous specialty braised pig’s trotters of Korea. You can enjoy this food at the Myth Jokbal restaurant in Myeongdong. Actually, you can eat everything you want but you should also spend your stomach space to come here because this restaurant has 30 years old in Korea so its excellence is not discussed. You will enjoy the soft and chewy of the legendary braised pig’s trotters marinated with traditional spices and fresh seasonal ingredients.
Do not listen to braised pork leg that you feel greasy. The pork leg braised in soy sauce is also called Jokbal, pig’s leg braised in garlic sauce called Manuel Jokbal, or spicy sauce, sauce is perilla … how to marinate and make sauces of the restaurant will make you wonder why it is no longer greasy as you imagined. But this restaurant is quite crowded so you should reserve in advance so you don’t have to queue.
Address: 78 Namdaemun-ro, Myeongdong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-6361-8799