Seoul foods are collectively a great reason to make sure that your visit in the city has plenty of time for culinary adventures. You simply must not leave the city without exploring its traditional dishes as well as well as its more contemporary take on its local cuisines. Seoul’s diverse food scene likewise provides plenty of dining options including international foods from across the world. But the best way to start your gastronomic adventure in the city is to dive right into the heart of the country’s tastes and flavors. And here are just some of the many ways to get started.
1. Taste as many of the local dishes as you can. Some of the foods you have to try when in the city are the extensive selection of banchans (the small dishes or side dishes often served in meals), bibimbap (mixed rice), samgyetang (chicken and ginseng based soup dish), gogigui (Korean barbecue) like samgyupsal (grilled pork belly), budae jjigae (Korean Army stew), and other famous treats like chimaek (chicken and beer) and patbingsu (shaved ice with red bean toppings).
2. Explore some of Seoul’s best street food hubs like Gwangjang Market for its traditional Korean dishes and treats, Myeong-dong, and the Dongdaemun Food Street in Dongdaemun Market. Some of the must-try foods you can try include gimbap (rice rolls wrapped in seaweed), hotteok (Korean pancake with sweet filling), and tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes), and so much more.
3. Try some of the delicious snacks and beverages you can buy from convenience stores like Choco Pies, Binggrae Banana Flavoured Milk, Market O Real Green Tea Brownies, Pepero, Petitzel’s Creme Chocolat Sweet Roll, roasted seaweeds, and more.