Seoul-ful Korean Street Food… A hungry traveller’s guide! #mywanderluststory

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A guide to Korean Street Food at Seoul!

With seemingly countless number of vendors serving up lip smaking street food such as Gyeran-Bbang (egg bread), Tteok-bokki (spicy rice cakes), and Yangnyeom Tongdak (Korean fried chicken )... The South Korean capital of Seoul is essentially an open-air restaurant in itself.

If you looking for diversity in street treats, along with it being inexpensive, hearty and delicious – Myeong-dong street in Seoul is one of the places you should never miss!

Know before you go - Where is Myeong-dong (명동)

Myeong-dong (명동)

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Myeong-dong (명동) one of the most important shopping and food districts in Seoul, is lined with almost every major beauty shop (majorly Korean brands) , department stores and of course…. Street Food.

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It literally means bright cave' or 'bright tunnel on Korean language. It is actually a dong (neighbourhood) between Chungmu-ro, Eulji-ro, and Namdaemun-ro

In 2011, 2012 and 2013, Myeong-dong was listed as the ninth most expensive shopping street in the world!!! * source wikipedia

How to reach Myeong-dong (명동)

Myeong-dong is easily accessible from any part of Seoul. One can reach the street by using the Seoul Subway network (Line 4 - Station #424, Myeong-dong)

A Walk down the Myeong-dong Street food alley

A walk down the Myeong-dong Street is sure to surprise you with the never-ending number of stalls, and countless types of street food available.

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Walking from one end to another – you could easily visit around 90- 100 stalls and cosy tents (also known as pojangmacha)

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P.S. – Please carry cash as they do not accept credit or prepaid cards of any type

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Must Have (Seoul)- ful Street Food

Here are the top must have items (although the list is is random order)

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Korean Grilled Cheese Lobster

Street food goes upmarket with this dish…. A very very indulgent snack available for you to gorge on…

Korean Grilled Cheese Lobster

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I do not even know how many of these I have gobbled up

Korean Grilled Cheese Lobster

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Gyeran-Bbang (Egg Bread)

One of my favourites… Little loaf of bread steamed with a whole egg inside, and they taste both sweet and fluffy.

Gyeran-Bbang (Egg Bread)

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This can be used as an appetiser as well as a dessert.

Gyeran-Bbang (Egg Bread)

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Tteok-bokki (Spicy Rice Cakes)

These cylinder-shaped rice cakes are cooked in gochujang – a sweet, spicy red pepper sauce. Served with either noodles or cheese, a portion of Tteok-bokki is surel to open up your taste buds.

Tteok-bokki (Spicy Rice Cakes)

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You are likely to find them in every alternate street food stall in Seoul

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Yangnyeom Tongdak (Korean Fried Chicken) and Chicken Skewers

These are just heavenly ….. Double-deep fried chicken pieces, which are again tossed in sticky sauces in a perfect blend of sweet and spicy taste.

Yangnyeom Tongdak (Korean Fried Chicken)

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A trip to Myeong-dong Street food alley is not complete without a cup of the traditional Korean Fried Chicken

Piping hot Chicken Skewers

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Tteokgalbi Meatballs

A classic Korean dish made from meat ribs.

Tteokgalbi Meatballs

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The meat is minced and pounded on the bone, marinated in a sweet savoury sauce. It is then rolled into balls then deep-fried.

Tteokgalbi Meatballs

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A Few other lip-smacking dishes available for you to gorge on.. take a look at the below pictures

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Spicy Sausages

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There are even lip-smacking desserts which are available

These are actually Ice Cream cones

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A typical dessert prepared with Nutella

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You can find a variety of sea food available

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Truly , a visit to Myeong-dong street food market is a must for any street food lover!

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