A Must Eat Korean Foods In Seoul, Korea

August 23, 2017

Korea is one of the beautiful and happening countries in the world. Korea not only famous with K-beauty or K-pop but Korea also well known for their street food or even traditional food.

Let's me tour you around and hunting for Korean foods. Bear in minds, spending power in Korean is higher than Malaysia. Do bring extra Korean Won in case you want to spend more in food. What I love about Korea is they have different night or morning markets that you actually can enjoy the authentic Korea food. Korean food portion always generous and you will never starve for food.

Hotteok filled with vegetables and noodles

Hotteok usually is Korean pancake and originate stuffed with sweet stuff and nuts. I love the puffy and soft pancake that filled with fresh vegetables and noodles. Must eat items when you landed in Korea.

Hotteok (Sweet Korean Pancake)

This is the sweet Korean Pancake that fills with brown sugar syrup. Beware if you consume after come out in hot. Love the crispy outer layer.

Tteokbokki (Spicy Rice cake)

Korean spicy rice cake or well known as Tteokbokki is different from Malaysia version. Soft and chewy rice cake that cooked in gochujang (spicy red pepper sauce). To me, the spiciness level is acceptable as I don't take spicy food. And Tteokbokki is a common street food in Korea.

Jokbal (Pork Trotters)

Pork lover, you will definitely love this and Jokbal is applicable on morning market. You hardly find this on night market. Braised in with soya sauce, ginger, and garlic. 

Haemul Pajeon (Korean Seafood and Green Onion Pancakes)

My favorite pancake as the pancake consist of harmony ingredients whereby the pancake garnished with squid, prawn, leek, green onion and flavorful batter in a savory pancake. The pancake is crispy yet it remains the classic traditional Korean pancake. 

 Yangnyeom Tongdak (Korean Fried Chicken)

When you hear the word " fried chicken" it will automatically reflect crispy fried chicken that we use to eat at KFC . But Korean fried chicken is different. Don't be shock by their appearance as it taste delicious when you put in your mouth. 

Steam Octopus Skewer

The octopus is cut into a big cube and use the steam method to maintain the freshness, chewiness of the octopus skewer.

Bibimbap (Korean Mixed Rice)

Serve hot either in the hot stone or steel bowl. Bibimbap is served with hot rice topped with namul and gochujang, soy sauce, or doenjang. Mixed the ingredient evenly with the rice.

Naengmyeon (Cold Buckwheat Noodle)

Naengmyeon is Korean handmade noodle whereby is long and thin. They will provide you with a scissors to cut the noodle. Serve in cold and feel refreshing.


Made from cooked rice and other ingredients that rolled in gim, dried sheets of laver seaweed and serve in small size. 

Goon Mandu (Korean Fried Dumplings)

Stuffed with various fresh meat and vegetables. They will pan fried or deep fried the dumpling. 

Jajangmyeon (Korean Black Beans Noodle)

Jajangmyeon is a Korean Chinese noodle that topped with a thick sauce called " chunjang". The noodle also garnishes with vegetable and diced pork. 

Gyeran Bbang (Egg Bread) 

Gyeran Bbang tastes nice if consume hot. Try to prevent buying those that display on the counter for long hours as the bread will become harder and doesn't taste nice.

Ramyeon (Korean Instant Noodle)

I'm crazy with Korean Instant Noodle or usually known as Ramyeon. Don't confuse between Ramyeon and Ramen. In Japan, they usually mention as Ramen. You can prefer spicy or non-spicy when you order Ramyeon.

Samgyetang (Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup)

Korean is famous with their ginseng and they practice eating raw ginseng. And Samgyetang is famous in Korea as they stuff rice, garlic, jujube and ginseng in the chicken stomach. Then they will boil the chicken until it becomes soft and juicy. Samgyetang serves hot in the pot. 

Soft Serve Ice Cream

Sweet tooth lover, don't forget to try their soft serve. Using natural ingredients to create the soft serve. But the price is expensive whereby it can cost you 3000 KRW for a small cone. 

Dwaeji- Galbi-Gui (Grilled Pork Rib)

A must try when you arrive in Korea. Dwaeji- Galbi- Gui is grilled pork rib while Galbi is grilled beef rib. Some restaurant offers affordable Korean BBQ. But the minimum order is 3 serving. Come with side dishes like kimchi. 

Sausage Skewer and Dakkochi (Korean Grilled Chicken Skewers)

Korean famous with street food and you can easily find sausage skewer or even Dakkochi on the street. The price is range from 2000 KRW to 4000 KRW, depend on which are of Seoul. 

If you travel within Seoul, do remember to visit Namdaemum Market, Myeongdong or even Ehwa Woman's University Fashion Street. It is worth to spend on Korean food. Watch out for next write up regarding places to visit in Seoul, Korea.

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