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Food Streets & Recommended Restaurants

Food Streets & Recommended Restaurants

Traditional markets filled with street stalls selling exotic food, "pojangmachas" of local atmosphere and food trucks set amid the refreshing breeze and fantastic night scenery of the Hangang River serve a wide range of delicious food.

Chinatown in Daerim-dong (Jungang Market)

Daerim Jungang Market is called the China Town in Seoul. This market is filled with restaurants and grocery stories run by Chinese immigrants. In addition to the traditional Chinese dishes, such as spicy numbing soup and Chinese hot pot, street stalls serve an array of exotic food including Chinese dumplings and sausage as well as Yanbian-style blood sausage.

Near Daerim Station Exit 12 (Subway Line 7)

Yeouido World Night Market

The food trucks by the Hangang River form an exciting buffet of international cuisine ranging from light snacks to skewers, taco, bibimbap, steak and a range of deserts. Set a table of your own with the dishes of your choice. The night view of the Hangang River is a bonus treat!

  • Mulbit Square, Yeouido Hangang Park
  • 18:00~23:00

Pojangmacha Street in Yeongdeungpo

This is where actress Han Go-eun shot her “Tonggolbaengi Mukbang" eating show in the SBS TV show “Same Bed, Different Dreams.” Pojangmacha Street in Yeongdeungpo is also popular among young couples in Korea. Famous for its unique atmosphere and delicious food, this street was selected by “Mafengwo,” a Chinese travel information sharing platform, as one of the top ten hot places of Seoul.

  • Yeongdeungpo Market Junction, Yeongdeungpo Station Exit 6, Subway Line 1
  • 18:30~01:00

Yeongdeungpo Traditional Market

Every alley of this market is filled with delicious aromas of mouthwatering food. The street stalls serve delicious food at low costs amid the loud and convivial atmosphere characteristic of a market. Visitors can enjoy an array of food ranging from grilled fish and golden pancakes to jokbal, pig’s trotter boiled in aromatic broth.

  • 233, Yeongdeungpo-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul ※ Approx. 10-minute walk from Yeongdeungpo Station Exit 1, Subway Line 1
  • 05:30~21:00

Hongeo Street in Singil-dong, Yeongdeungpo

Even the native Koreans find hongeo (fermented skate), a local delicacy of Jeolla-do, difficult to eat. However, Hongeo Street is crowded with hongeo lovers who enjoy the characteristic smell and taste of this delicacy. Try hongeosamhap, a signature menu, which is fermented skate served with boiled pork slices and ripe kimchi.

  • 200-20, Singil-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul ※ Approx. 10-minute walk from Yeongdeungpo Station Exits 1 and 2, Subway Line 1
  • 09:30~24:00

Restaurants in MICHELIN Guide Seoul 2019

Gotgan (Korean)

Continuing on the tradition of haute cuisine of the scholar-gentry class, this restaurant serves elegant Korean cuisine prepared using only the seasonal ingredients and traditional cooking techniques.

Jungin Myeonok (cold buckwheat noodles)

Opened in 1972, this restaurant specializes in Pyeongyang-style cold buckwheat noodles. This dish, with boiled beef slices placed on top as a garnish, harmonize exquisitely with the fragrant meat broth.

Baek Ni Hyang (Chinese)

Located on the 57th floor of 63 Square, this premium Chinese restaurant serves a variety of menus including buldojang, referred to as "Buddha's Temptation soup" (Chinese fotiaogiang soup), and sweet and sour pork with honey.

Yido Mansion (BBQ)

This premium BBQ restaurant with the interior and exterior resembling those of an Italian restaurant specializes in cognac-flambéed Korean beef sirloin.

794, Gukhoe-daero, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul

Hwa Hae Dang (marinated crab)

This is the first Seoul branch of a famous soy sauce-marinated crab restaurant in Taean, Chungcheongnam-do. Juicy crabs caught in spring are frozen rapidly and marinated in the restaurant’s special soy sauce to bring out the rich flavor.