South Korea’s capital Seoul is always an attractive destination for travel lovers. There are many must-visit interesting places such as Everland Park, Namsan Tower, Gyeongbokgung Palace… My friends when planning a trip to Seoul also always ask a very difficult question to answer, that is “what to eat in Seoul?”. I don’t know if the friends of Living Nomads are like that? If so, don’t worry, there is a “Aboriginal” of Seoul here, I will show you a list of delicious dishes definitely to try when traveling to Seoul. No need to worry about eating from now on. So, what to eat in Seoul Korea? Let’s check it out our what to eat in Seoul blog and best Seoul food blog to find out the must eat food in Seoul (must eat in Seoul, must eat in Seoul Korea) and must try food in Seoul (must try food Seoul) from Korean traditional cuisine to delicious street food and best places to eat them to make your trip to Seoul more complete and perfect.
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Must eat food in Seoul: Signature Korean traditional dishes
The cuisine of any country is also extremely unique and interesting to discover. Having traveled, you definitely have to try traditional cuisine because it helps us understand more about the culture and people here. If you don’t know what to eat in Seoul, try the typical traditional dishes here first.
Samgyetang (Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup)
An extremely nutritious Korean dish with a whole chicken stuffed with glutinous rice in the abdomen, the chicken is stewed with rare ginseng roots and some other ingredients. An incredibly combination of “healthy” and “balanced” right? However, according to my experience, this dish tastes quite light, so please seasoning more with the seasoning jars available on the table to add more flavorful to dish suitable for your own taste.
Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef)
Beef is marinated with soy sauce and sugar. It sounds simple, isn’t it? But eating in Korea has a very specific flavor that everyone who is love Korean food is addicted to. This dish is served with vegetables and other foods such as kimchi, pickled radish, pickled peppers, … extremely attractive.
Japchae (Korean glass noodle stir-fry with vegtables)
This dish is very normal but it is quite attractive to tourists because of its “normal”. Korean potato starch noodles (dangmyeon), seasonal vegetables, pork are stir-fried with sesame oil. For those who are picky to eat, can not eat dishes with typical flavors can choose this dish, friendly to everyone.
Seolleongtang (Beef Bone Soup)
Beef bones (usually are beef leg bones) are stewed for several hours until the broth is white like milk, so the soup is light sweet taste and rich. Then add a lot of chopped green scallions and thinly sliced meat (boiled in the broth). This dish is served with rice, somyeon (or glass) noodles, kimchi, radish, …
Naengmyeon (Cold Noodles)
The noodles contained in a large aluminum bowl are often eaten on the summer day to dispel the sultry atmosphere. Cold noodles smell quite strong but it is worth a try. Do not be afraid of the smell but ignore it, eat and be addicted, not kidding.
Korean Seafood Pancake (Haemul Pajeon)
This is called Korean pizza. The soft batter layer is evenly coated into a round shape, inside there are cutting seafood pieces and scallions. Very attractive.