Must eat in Busan — Top 11 best street foods in Busan you must eat
Busan is renowned as a seaside paradise due to its proximity to the sea, the wind, the sun, and the strong tastes of Korean cuisine. So, what should first-time visitors to Busan eat? So, where should you dine in Busan? Now, let’s look at our list of must-eats in Busan.
1. Famous Busan fish cake
Talking to Busan, people think of the sea wind, the salty scent of salt, fish, and seafood. Thus, of course, there is no lack of grilled fish in the sea paradise. The famous grilled fish dish in Busan is called SamJin Fish Cake (삼진 어묵). Not only grilled fish balls, other kinds of seafood can also make that like grilled shrimp, squid … spoiled for tourists to choose freely.
Not only that, but the method of processing and preserving all types of fish is available to the public, allowing visitors to witness the full process of cleaning and preparing food. The restaurant’s goal is for its guests to feel fully at ease with what is coming to be shown on the table and to enjoy their meal without having to worry about the issue of safe genuine hygiene.
Price: 1 – 2 dollars /piece, very affordable.
Address: There are many branches but I saw the shop at Busan station is the center, largest, easy to find, the most diverse.
This meal is similar to Vietnamese pork sausage, but it has a distinct Korean taste. Sundae raw components include small intestine, cleaned pig intestine, dangmyeon, barley, and piglet, and can include shiso, scallion, doenjang (soy sauce), sticky rice, kimchi, or beans, depending on the restaurant and the preferences of each client.
In Busan, there is a delicious intestine soup and sundae named SongJeong 3 Dae
Kukbab (송정 3 대 국밥). A full stomach, always full.
Price: 5 – 7 dollars; having / no having pork or adding intestine, as you like, if it is
female eat will be reduced intestine/sundae, added meat.
It looks complicated but actually, you go to Seomyeon Station (서면역, line cam), exit 1 is straight ahead.
3. Stewed tofu hot pot Halmae (할매 유부 전골)
Tofu, beef or grilled fish balls, mushrooms, chopped vegetables, carrots, bean sprouts, and onions are among the ingredients. Although the raw ingredients and processing method are not too difficult, tasting should be done with caution since a new fragrance might generate a taste for hot pot foods. Depending on the restaurant’s arrangement, hot tofu fries are served with Udon noodles or potato vermicelli.
Price: 2.5 dollars/piece, 1 small bowl to eat warm belly. These stalls are often sold with fried grilled fish, spring rolls, fried tofu. It is very delicious.
Address: in the Bupyeong market. Go to Jagalchi Station (자갈치 역) and then find the way to Bupyeong Market, there are much other delicious food and other things to explore.
4. Busan pig’s feet (족발)
Pig’s feet can also be considered as Korean specialties in general, but the pig’s feet in Busan is slightly different. Here the pig’s feet t is sliced thin, eaten with sour
vegetables, thus reducing the fat taste of pig’s feet , the food is also from which more delicious.
Price: 0.5 dollar / small size, 1 dollar/ medium size, 1.5 dollars / big size. Suggestions are 3 beautiful young girlfriends to eat a small size is just enough, and 3 boys are lucky, maybe medium size.
Address: Go to Jagalchi Station (자갈치 역) exit 7, go straight to the first intersection
and turn left, go straight to the second intersection (past SC Bank) and turn left, see Wonju Busan Jokbal (원주 부산 ) is known to get there.
Note: Let’s order Naengjae Jokbal, order Jokbal not much when there is only pig’s feet, no sweet and sour vegetables.
5. Cold noodles / Mixed noodles (냉면 / 비빔면)
Unlike other noodles, cold noodles are completely frozen from the noodles and mixed vegetables. For far away diners, this is a rather strange dish because the usual noodles in the world eat hot soup. In Busan, cold noodles also include grilled meat, grilled fish, which look more attractive than traditional cold noodles. Therefore, cold noodles in Busan is not only attractive to diners but also to the Korean people.
Price: super cheap 2 – 3 dollars
Address: Seomyeon Station (서면역), Exit 9 is going straight, you can find the store
6. Dwaeji Gukbap
The pork and rice soup is the most popular traditional soup in Busan. Pig bones are boiled for several hours before adding soy, rice wine and other flavors. Serve with lots of food, onion, chili, garlic and salted tiny shrimp, chogochujang sauce. You can refer to Pohang DwaejiGukbap shop for this dish.
Address: 27 Seomyeon-ro 68beon-gil, Bujeon 2(i)-dong, Busanjin-gu, Busan, South Korea
Hours: 24 hours
Phone: +82 51-807-5439
Bingsu also was known as snow cream, or in Vietnam, we call the ice cream. This is a
delicious dessert that is beautiful, each glass of Bingsu is decorated very meticulously, just look, you just wanted to rush into the restaurant to enjoy.
Busan has many good Bingsu stalls. Each restaurant has its own specialties. If you have the power to make schedule all the stall in all the time:
Price: 3 – 5 dollars,
Address: Okrumong, Seomyeon Station (서면역), exit 2 go straight.
Bubbas: Haeundae beach
8. Must eat in Busan? Definitely is Hotteok cake
A well-known pastry in Busan is a deep-fried flour with honey and almond within. Hotteok cake will be a popular among people who enjoy sweet foods. This cake, however, is rich in sugar and fat, making it unsuitable for individuals trying to lose weight or suffering from diabetes.
Although you can still enjoy the hotteok in Seoul the famous hotteok in Busan is the
Price: 0.5 dollar/piece
Address: Nampo-dong, BIFF Square
9. Grilled seafood
Because Busan is a major seaport city of Korea, it would be very big mistake if you miss the fresh seafood here. The seafood such as scallop, clam, snail, shrimp, crab, … are caught right on the waters of Busan so there is no need to discuss more about the freshness of these seafood.
When grilling, the accompanying ingredients also have butter, onion, garlic and chili, making up the strong flavor that is hard to resist. It is not difficult to find a seafood restaurant in Busan so there is no need to worry about finding a place to eat.
10. What to eat in Busan? Definitely not to miss the FLASK ice cream
It’s a cream that tastes just like regular ice cream. The ice cream, however, is unique in that it was created in a laboratory. Ice cream store proprietors will dress like doctors in white blouses and eat ice cream, much as in the lab. Even the cream is presented in a unique glass with needle-shaped straws. Because of the visual pleasure it provides, this is a highly popular ice cream among young people.
11. Chicken-Beer Festival (CHIMAC)
You may not be aware that every year in May and June in Busan, there is a large festival week where we may join with friends and family to eat, which is known as the “Chicken and Beer Festival,” and it will be regrettable if you visit Busan without taking part in this festival. And everyone knows how amazing fried chicken is in Korea.
If you don’t come to Busan during the chicken and beer festival, don’t worry, I’ll introduce you to an ideal place for you to enjoy delicious chicken, good beer and beautiful views. That’s the Chu mun pon ho restaurant located opposite Gwangan bridge. The beer and chicken here are all very delicious, the craft beer makes the taste different from the bottled beer that we often drink in Vietnam, the chicken is very delicious, crispy and always served with the hot, staff at the restaurant also very enthusiastic.
Please note that if you want to drink beer, don’t forget to bring your passport because the staff will check your papers, and ensure you are over 18 years old to drink beer.
If you have a chance to visit Busan, do not miss this exciting food! It is hard to have so much delicious Korean food and you have to choose what to eat when staying in Busan.