Gwangjang Market

광장시장

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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.


Street Food · Heavy Walking · Local Experience · Long-standing Classics · Ultimate Tourist · Flexible · Local Treasure · Quintessential · Hectic Haunts · Recommended - Good Food · Conveniently Located · Exotic Experience · Famous · Photo Spot · Unique Experience · Raise and Wave Furiously · Big Family · Big Groups · For Two · Small Groups · Solo · Young Family · Timeless Classics · Reasonably Priced

Open today: 09:00-18:00

88 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

서울특별시 종로구 창경궁로 88

+82 2 2267 0291
Cash only, Walk-in only, Sheltered but Open Air

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