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There’s only one thing I keep coming back to Korea for—the street food! You can never go wrong with the ones found in Myeong-dong 명동.


Myeong-dong, November 2015


Myeong-dong, August 2017

Myeong-dong 명동 is one of Seoul’s major shopping and tourism districts. At night, the place comes to life with plenty of street food vendors lined along the streets. With an estimate of over 80 street carts, you will be surprised to find a wide variety of options available—from steaks, lobsters, and scallops to pancakes and egg toast. As soon as we landed, I checked into the Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel, left my bags, and went straight outside for a food trip.

If you find yourselves in the area, make sure to try these out. It can get quite exhausting to walk around Myeong-dong with all the shopping that you’ll be doing, so look for these street carts and take many shopping breaks!

But of course, a trip to South Korea isn’t complete without Bingsu, so don’t forget to try this out as well. We had these at Sulbing Korean Dessert Cafe, one of the popular Bingsu places in Korea.

My 5-day trip to South Korea obviously made me gain weight, but it was worth it and I regret nothing.

Modern/Fusion Restaurant Recommendations in Myeong-dong:

  • The Sicc Dang
  • James Chicago Pizza
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17 thoughts on “Street Food in Seoul

  • November 2, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    We can’t wait to have the opportunity to visit Seoul! That street food looks absolutely incredible, to say the least! What would you say would be the best amount of time we should spend out that way?

  • November 2, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    SO much meat lol. Do you think I’d struggle as a vegan?

  • November 2, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    very nice compilation of various street food in Korea, I had korean rice in breakfast in Zurich once, I bet the food is yummy there !

  • November 2, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    I love the street food in Seoul! The sights and smells are captivating, and the food is delish! Would love to go back for this reason!

  • November 2, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    I love streetfood !! Especially Asian cuisine, it’s right up my alley. Many of these dishes are so mouthwatering for me, I can’t even guess what some of them are but I would love to try experimental food. Look at the shrimps, yummy !!

  • November 2, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    OMG! This post was unbelievably delicious. Everything looks awesome and I want to try them all. Oh god, what have you done?

  • November 2, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    This is such an awesome post! I love all of your pictures of all the beautiful street food Seoul has to offer. It made me feel so nostalgic! I miss Korea and the street food! Of course, I was drooling over the Korean barbecue and the bingsu. YUM!

  • November 2, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Oh my god! I love street food and Korean markets look insane. So many things to try. I would stay there for a week and would try everything.

  • November 3, 2017 at 2:33 am

    OMG, this was a foodie lovers dream! All of your photos captured the best of Seoul.

  • November 3, 2017 at 3:51 am

    I’ve managed to stop eating meat now but some of the fruits look delicious. Would love to visit Seoul one of these days. I get back from Latin America next year so maybe then 🙂

  • November 3, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Would love to explore seoul. Pictures looks so interesting and nicely caputred .. ??

  • November 3, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Wow – the street food experience looks amazing in Seoul. I have visited South East Asia and Hong Kong and love the street food there. I shall add Seoul to my places to visit. I really like your photographs too, they seem to capture the colours and atmosphere of this city

  • November 3, 2017 at 8:36 am

    I love street food. I would love to explore Seoul Food street and try new dishes. Bingsu looks so tasty and mouth watering.

  • November 4, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    I absolutely loveeeee Korean food! This makes me wanna revisit Seoul so bad!!

  • November 11, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Wow those are superb foods, would love to try those one day. I bet it’s fairly has different taste among other asian food. I’ve heard that meat in Korea cost like gold is that true?

  • November 25, 2017 at 7:00 am

    i cant wait to taste some of the delicacies here ,,,mehn they are enticing

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