Best Korean street food — Top 22 best street food in Korea & Seoul you definitely must-eat

It is not difficult to locate fancy restaurants with various menus for your particular taste in Seoul’s capital city, but if you’re looking forward to an enjoyable trip on a limited budget, you can’t ignore the following great street food meals and delicacies. Seoul’s street food can completely fill you up since you may eat many sorts of cuisine with diverse flavors. It is inexpensive, visually appealing, and delicious. If you’ve ever visited Korea or lived and worked here, you’ll see street food carts and stalls wherever you go, offering dishes at rock-bottom prices. I guess 90% of you will notice a street food restaurant within 5 minutes of going down the street. Are you seeking the greatest Korean street cuisine in Seoul and around Korea? Let’s have a look at our list of the best street food in Seoul.

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Korean street food Gimbap

 

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Koreans eating at street food stalls in the Sonmyon district of Pusan (Busan

 

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Grilled beef.
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Tteokbokki, a must eat street food in Seoul and Korea

 

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Seoul street food

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Making Odeng fish cake

 

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Street food stalls, Myeongdong Market, Seoul. Credit: best korean street food blog.

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Grilled seafood

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Namdaemun market

1. Tteokbokki – Spicy rice cake

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Korean street food Tteokbokki spicy rice cake. Credit: best korean street food blog.

Spicy rice cake is highly popular and widespread in Korea, and can be distinguished by its eye-popping red color and trademark chili-burning taste. The rice cake is made with a variety of components, the most popular of which being anchovy and seaweed. Several additional variations include eggs and even mozzarella cheese.

Korean street food tteokbokki spicy rice cake

Korean street food tteokbokki spicy rice cake best street food in seoul best street food in korea must eat street food in seoul

Because of the big serving size, a light eater will surely feel satisfied with only one order of spicy rice cake. The sauce is thick and tasty, with hints of chili powder and other ingredients, making you want to get right in and enjoy the dinner. When visiting Korea, chili aficionados will undoubtedly find this to be a wonderful and “heavenly” meal.

Korean street food tteokbokki spicy rice cake

Korean street food tteokbokki spicy rice cake Credit: best korean street food blog.
Credit: best korean street food blog.

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Tteokbokki in korean street food around the world

Tteokbokki in korean street food around the world
Tteokbokki. Must eat street food in Seoul. Credit: best korean street food blog.
Tteokbokki in korean street food around the world
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Tteokbokki in korean street food around the world
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A wide array of street food, including tteokbokki.

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2. Dakkochi – Chicken skewers

Korean street food Dakkochi chicken skewer
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‘It is a “must” to have chicken when coming to Korea’ seems to be the truth. Koreans originally love chicken and it is also the cheapest type of meat, so almost all dishes made from chicken are best sellers on the menu.

Korean street food takkochi chicken skewer

Dakkochi is a must-see when visiting Korea. Hot sauce or sweet soya sauce with a strong chili taste of Korean cuisine coats delicate chicken skewers. Chicken skewers are created from chicken tenders that have been chopped into tiny pieces, seasoned, and punctured on a long stick. Side dishes include a variety of veggies dipped in sweet soya sauce or other variations such as cheese and spicy sauce, depending on the customer’s desire.

Korean street food takkochi chicken skewer

Besides chicken skewers, beef or pork coated by sweet soya sauce are two other variations as tasty as chicken. Although they are a little pricey compared to the original chicken, it’s definitely worth the try.

Korean street food takkochi chicken skewer
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3. Eomuk – Fish cake

Korean street food eomuk fish cake

Fish cake is cut into a long and thin piece and appealingly put on a wood skewer, causing a lot of people to mistakenly recognize it as boiled pork intestine. It is served together with warm and savory broth.

Korean street food eomuk fish cake

This meal is popular among young travelers since it is not only excellent but also inexpensive. Fish cake is a popular delicacy, especially during the winter months. Consider eating a piece of fish cake with a sip of broth and waiting for the warmth to travel throughout your body. Isn’t it fantastic?

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Another version of eomuk: deep-fried eomuk hot dog

4. Odeng – Fish cake

Korean street food odeng fish cake
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Along with Tteokbokki, Odeng fish cake is the most popular street food dish in Seoul. Fish cake skewers are kept warm in seafood broth and served with hot sauce. Cheap and delicious, it is easy to understand why Odeng is favored enormously in the land of Kimchi.

Korean street food odeng fish cake

Korean street food odeng fish cake
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Korean street food odeng fish cake

Korean street food odeng fish cake

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Photo: best street food in seoul blog.

5. Waffle ice cream sandwich

Korean street food waffle ice cream sandwich
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This snack may be found virtually everywhere near a metro stop. The wonderful aroma and smoothness of waffles combined with the sweetness of ice cream will make sugar addicts salivate. However, eating a waffle ice cream sandwich on the metro is not encouraged, so make sure you finish yours before boarding.

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Korean street food waffle ice cream sandwich

6. Somsatang – Cotton candy

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Image by: must eat street food in seoul blog.

Cotton candy is not just a gift for children, but adults are also in love with it as you can see on the street of Seoul. It is not uncommon to see adults holding huge and colorful cotton candy in a lot of creative shapes. Maybe because of its creativity and appealing colors, cotton candy is a favorite treat for people of all ages.

Korean street food cotton candy

Korean street food cotton candy

7. Hotteok – Sweet pancake

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Photo: best street food in seoul blog.

Korean style pancake “Hotteok” is appealing for its golden brown crunchy crust and sweet sugar filling just like honey. Biting into a crispy pancake and discovering the melted sugar filling inside, you can’t stop having one more. This pancake doesn’t only attract children but also the adults.

Korean street food hotteok sweet pancake

Korean street food hotteok sweet pancake

Korean street food hotteok sweet pancake
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Hotteok (Korean pancake)

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ssiat hotteok

 

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Hotteok cake

8. Ojingeo twigim – Fried dried squid

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Fried coated squid is widely favored for its distinctive crispy texture. It is made of dried squid and usually served with hot sauce and other dressings.

Korean street food ojingeo twigim fried squid

9. Ppopgi (or bbopki, bbopgi, bbobkki) – Sugar lollipop

Korean street food bbopkki sugar lollipop

Sugar lollipop is a typical Korean dessert made of caramelized sugar and cooked in the oven, generally in charming and comical forms such as a star or a heart. If you are patient and skilled enough to eat the rim of a Bbobkki without breaking the impression in the centre, you will receive a free second one.

Korean street food bbopkki sugar lollipop

Korean street food bbopkki sugar lollipop

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