5 Street Food to try when in Myeong-dong, Insa-dong Seoul

After my family and I booked our trip to Seoul, I spent a couple of months really researching on the things to eat there, and our itinerary was basically planned around local markets, and seriously, the must- tries in the capital of South Korea. I’m not a Korean skincare junkie, so I wasn’t super excited about the shopping (though I did compile a list of items to try and managed to get some affordable ones).

So here is the list of 5 street food to try in Myeong-dong! Our Airbnb was about 15 minutes walk there so we went there a few times during our one- week stay.

1) Must- Try : Grilled Halloumi cheese with Topokki

I saw someone trying it on Youtube when they were in Myeong-dong, and I was so curious about the taste! To my surprise, it was the perfect combination of savoury, sweet, chewy, crispy… so delicious. In fact, it’s the most delicious food item I’ve had on the trip.

Grilled Halloumi with Topokki, drizzled with sweet (milk?) sauce.


2) Grilled Egg Bread (Gyeran Bbang)

You can find this comforting delicacy in a few places other than Myeong-dong. It’s cheap and good, especially as a pre- breakfast snack!


3) Chewy Sweet Pancake (Hotteok)

I love this, especially in the cold! Just be careful of the hot caramel that may ooze out when you bite into in! I had this in Insa-dong.



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4) Grilled Seafood (Scallops, Squid etc)


5) Others: Strawberry Mochi (Ichigo Daifuku), Sugar Lollipop (Bbopkki), more Topokki stuff

The thing about eating in cold weather is that, almost every hot food you try somehow tastes great. I guess this is why there are so many street vendors selling grilled stuff!

I also love anything made from mochi, so whenever I see strawberry daifuku (especially in Japan), I have to try it.

What’s your favourite must- try item when in Seoul?

Mine has got to be the Grilled Halloumi Cheese with Topokki!


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