Myeongdong food blog — Top 12 Myeongdong best food & Myeongdong street food you must eat

Aside from the experiences such as visiting the Royal Palace and playing at Everland Theme Park, which is as beautiful as a fairyland, traveling to Korea is not as difficult as it used to be. Renting traditional Hanbok clothing to stroll around the old town of Bukchon Hanok, visiting some of the strangest and coolest museums for children or even adults 18+… all are worthwhile experiences to try when visiting Seoul. But there is one thing that is equally impressive, and that is… FOOD, but if you want to try special delicacies and the most delicious food, you must definitely visit Myeongdong, also known as Seoul’s culinary street. So, are you looking for what to eat in Myeongdong and things to eat in Myeongdong? Let’s check it out our Myeongdong food blog and Myeongdong food guide with top 12 Myeongdong street food to eat.

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The bustling shopping and dining streets of Myeongdong.

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Tteok-bokki, Gimbap (Seaweed Rice Rolls)… at a street food vendor
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Preparing Korean street toast (egg sandwich)

 

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So many delicious street food in Myeongdong.

 

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In addition to delicious street food, Myeongdong is also an extremely busy shopping streets.

 

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Fish cakes

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From traditional food to Korean fusion cuisine, the food in Myeongdong is both delicious and inexpensive. In a previous article, Focus Asia Travel reviewed the details of must-eat foods. Today, we’ll devote this article to Myeongdong street food, a bustling neighborhood full of stores and restaurants where you can shop and dine that should not be missed if you’re visiting Seoul.

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The shops are bright with lights

 

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Skin food store since 1957

 

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Myeongdong street

 

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A street food stall

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Sundae is one of the most popular street foods in Korea.

 

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Grilled lobster

 

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Gyeran bbang, or egg bread (egg bun)

Myeongdong food blog: Where is Myeongdong Street Food?

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A place that can’t be more bustling than in Seoul

As I mentioned above, in addition to food, Myeongdong has many shopping stores and a bustling market, so finding your way to Myeongdong on a map will be simple. To get to this area, take the train (Seoul Subway Line 4 Myeongdong Station Exit 7), bus, or taxi, then walk through the streets to discover Seoul’s culinary paradise. Be aware that there are many interesting things to see and do in Myeongdong, so keep an eye on your wallet. You should spend the entire evening exploring this area and “eating everything” in Myeongdong.

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Myeongdong night market

 

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Map of Myeongdong neighborhood for dining and shopping

Myeongdong food guide: Some useful tips when visiting Myeongdong Street Food Seoul

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Remember to bring coins because most dishes are very cheap, ranging from 1.000 won ($0.85) to 5.000 won ($4.26), and if you pay in high denomination currency, it will be easy to make a mistake at the checkout because the shops are quite crowded. If you are unfamiliar with using foreign currency, you may end up counting missing money.

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Where concentrates the best street food in Seoul.

Because public trash cans are scarce in this area, bring a paper bag to collect trash after eating. I find it very inconvenient that after I finish eating, I have to keep small and miscellaneous trash in my hands and continue walking. You take the bag and, after eating, neatly throw it in, not getting entangled at all, and feel free to eat without being concerned about garbage.

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Stalls can change positions, or selling different items depending on the season, so my article is for reference only. But you can rest assured that if it change its position, it will not be hard to find, people will show everything they sell, just go and look back and forth, you will see.

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The food trolleys along the way like this in Korea is called ‘pojangmacha’. | myeongdong food blog

 

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Myeongdong, one of the best places to eat street food in Seoul.

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Korean Street Toast (egg sandwich, egg bun, Korean egg toast, gyeran tostuh, or gilgeori tostuh)

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It is fried egg sandwich (egg toast, egg bun). Look nothing special but tastes delicious and strange. This is the most popular food in Myeongdong, sometimes you have to queue for an hour to buy it. But don’t worry because there’s a lot of ‘pojangmacha’ selling it. You don’t need to decide which food stall is good, it’s almost traditional dish, so there won’t be too many differences between street food vendors.

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Making egg sandwich | myeongdong food blog

 

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So delicious

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Korean street toast at the famous Isaac shop

 

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Preparing Korean street toast (egg bread, egg bun)

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Isaac Toast – a very famous shop selling Korean street toast and a “food truck” on the street

 

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Price from 2.000 won ($1.70) ~ 4.000 won ($3.4) for a delicious egg bun like this.

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Eggs will be fried with seasoning, meat, ham, vegetables, a special sauce from each shop (sweet, fatty, salty), soy sauce, and chopped cabbage on top. If desired, sprinkle with sugar, cheese, or butter. If you see a shop that looks appealing, stop by and get one.

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Remember to enjoy Egg read in Myeongdong

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Grilled cheese lobster

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For $8.60, you can enjoy a freshly grilled lobster filled with cheese in Myeongdong. This dish is quite pricey when compared to the overall cost of street food in this area, but it is well worth trying. To be honest, if you eat one, you won’t be satisfied because it’s delicious. Anyone who enjoys seafood, such as myself, will go crazy for it. But let us save your stomach space for a variety of other delectable foods.

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So tasty

 

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About ~$9/a grilled lobster like this

 

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What to eat in Myeongdong? Grilled lobster is the best answer.

 

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Grilled lobster with cheese

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Enjoy

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Just looking at the photo was tempted, right?!

 

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Tteokbokki (Spicy Stir-fried Rice Cakes)

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A Korean traditional food.

It is impossible to discuss Korean cuisine without mentioning this dish. Nowadays, there are many places in Vietnam that sell teokbokki, so everyone has tried it at least once. The rice cakes will be cooked alongside eggs, cheese, tofu, fish balls, crab bars, and other ingredients in a traditional sauce hot pot. Tteokbokki can be eaten alone or with noodles. Traveling to Korea without trying Tteokbokki is an omission; there are numerous ‘pojangmacha’ food stalls selling tteokbokki on Myeongdong street.

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Tteokbokki stall

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Tteokbokki and deep fried shrimp and take away

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Served with eggs or noodles

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Sprinkle chopped scallions on top

 

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Tteokbokki

 

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Tteokbokki is easy to eat so you can combine it with many other foods.

Legendary Jokbal (Braised Pig’s Trotters)

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This is Korea’s most famous specialty braised pig’s trotters. This food is available at the Myth Jokbal restaurant in Myeongdong. Actually, you can eat whatever you want, but you should also spend your stomach space to come here because this restaurant has been in Korea for 30 years, so its excellence is undisputed. The legendary braised pig’s trotters marinated with traditional spices and fresh seasonal ingredients are soft and chewy.

Jokbal (pig leg)

Jokbal (pig leg)
So tasty

Do not listen to the greasy braised pork leg. The pork leg braised in soy sauce is also known as Jokbal, while the pig’s leg braised in garlic sauce is known as Manuel Jokbal, or spicy sauce, and the sauce is perilla… The restaurant’s how to marinate and make sauces will make you wonder why it is no longer as greasy as you imagined. However, because this restaurant is quite popular, you should make a reservation in advance to avoid having to wait in line.

Jokbal (pig leg)

Jokbal (pig leg)

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Myth Jokbal Menu

 

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Jokbal with Garlic Sauce

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Inerior of Myth Jokbal in Myeongdong

Myth Jokbal
Address: 78 Namdaemun-ro, Myeongdong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Hours: 11:40AM–3AM
Phone: +82 2-6361-8799

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