Wondering What To Eat In Seoul? Try These 10 Korea Food!

When speaking of traveling to Korea, Korean food is one of the first things that may come to your mind. If you are not familiar with Korea food, we’re here to help! Here’s a list of food options that you can try if you visit Seoul. Additionally, there are also the prices for you so that you can get an idea of how much it costs to eat in the city.


1. Odeng (Fish Cake Skewers) | ₩3,000 ($2.7)

Take a walk around any Korean market to try Korea food, and you’ll find fish cake skewers on almost every corner. There are many variations of skewers, from hot dogs wrapped in fish cakes to seaweed wrapped fish cakes. All the flavors are all so delicious.


2. Pajeon (Pancakes) | ₩1,500 ($1.4)

Pajeon, aka Korean pancakes, is a great way to start the day. These delicious pancakes may look small, but they can be quite filling. Some Pajeons have leek and green onion, while others contain seafood.


3. Gamjajeon (Potato Pancake With Chive And Green Onion) | ₩8,000 ($7.2)

Gamjajeon potato cakes have leek and green onion as a filling and are served with soy dipping sauce and chili oil. Super delicious! A bit pricey for what it is but the serving was huge, and the dipping sauce is addictive.


4. Mandu (Korean Dumplings) | ₩3,000 For 5 ($2.7)

Mandu, aka Korean dumplings, are the highlight of Korea food! This street snack came with different fillings; some came with pork while others came with pork and kimchi (super delicious!). The dumplings aren’t small either; two to three dumplings could have easily fill you up! There are many stalls serving Korean dumplings! Some of them even serve yellow radish for the side dish.


5. Korean Dragon Beard Candy | ₩7,000 For A Dozen ($6.3)

Dragon’s beard candy is a traditional sweet made of honey and was a favorite among the Royal Court. Vendors will often tell stories of the history behind this dessert as they turn a piece of rock-solid honey into over 16,000 strands of sugary deliciousness.


6. Gamja Dog (Corn Dog With Potatoes) | ₩2,000 ($1.8)

As the name implies, it is essentially a souped-up corn dog with potatoes. Some vendors also sell other fried goods that looked just as delicious as their corn dog. If your time permit, you should try a little of everything!


7. Gyeranppang (Egg Muffins) | ₩1,000 For Two ($0.9)

There was an egg in the middle of gyeranppang. This dense egg muffin was so good and had a great combination of savory and sweet thanks to the egg.


8. Korean Soft Serve Ice Cream | ₩2,000 ($1.8)

Korean soft serve ice cream tastes just like any regular ice cream… But this one is special because it can be up to 32cm long! We wouldn’t recommend getting this dessert in the summer though because it melts really quickly.


9. Nutella Shake | ₩5,200 ($4.7)

Korea isn’t the only place to get a Nutella drink, but this one was so good that it must be in the must-try Korea food list!


10. Spicy Pork Dish With Side Dishes | ₩8,500 ($7.6)

This meal was the only one at a restaurant on this list. This dish is a typical Korean meal and comes with many side dishes. There is kim chi, roasted seaweed, bean sprouts and soup…


Find out more tips for traveling to Seoul here.