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88 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 종로구 창경궁로 88
8 months ago
Great stop for a casual lunch. Everything was pretty cheap, and the food was standardized so you could really just pull up a chair anywhere. All the stall ladies are nice, anyway. We tried kalguksu, soondae, and binddaetteok—enjoyed everything. Dongdaemun Market also had lots of stores that sell Korean snacks.
a year ago
Gwangjang Market was an absolute jungle but it's definitely something you wouldn't want to miss when you're in Seoul. Forgive the lack of photos, but I got so overwhelmed with the chaos that I wasn't able to take proper snaps of the place. I just kept walking 😅 We were able to try Yoonsun Cho's famous knife-cut noodles and her meat and kimchi dumplings. If you saw the Seoul episode of Netflix's Street Food series, you'd know exactly who she is. Another Gwangjang Market staple: mung bean pancakes. We actually skipped these because by the time we spotted them, we were already too full. Oh well, more reason to come back!
2 years ago
Gwangjang (or Kwangjang) Market is known as a treasure trove of South Korean street delights. Since 1905, throngs of people have flocked the aisles to sample every local flavor. Tteokbokki (rice cakes in spicy sauce), Mayak Gimbap (mini rolls), and Japchae (glass noodles) are obvious favorites, but skip over to the real showstoppers: blood sausage, pig’s head, and the ultimate daring delicacy—”Beondegi” (번데기, meaning “pupa”). The silkworm pupae is plucked from its cocooning stage, not quite larvae and not yet a moth. They are then steamed, or boiled, served in a white paper cup. Pop one in your mouth and the little bean-like bug packs a medley of flavors: earthy from its life within the trees, sweet from the sugar, and salty from the soy sauce.
2 years ago
Pulau Tikus Hawker Centre comes to life at night after the Market hubbub has died down. Various stalls overflow with tempting scents from bubbling soups and piping hot pans. Have a fun D.I.Y. dinner at the lok lok (“dip-dip”) stall! Feast with friends and take turns dipping your choice of meat (or vegetables) into the boiling hot pot. There are around 30 kinds of skewers and five different sauces to choose from—with a load of combinations to test out. Remember: no double dipping!
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