Wishlisted by Chrys Daicee Polines
Being the foodie that I am, I bet this place is heaven.
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88 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 종로구 창경궁로 88
3 years ago
Great stop for a casual lunch. Everything was pretty cheap, and the food was standardized so you could really just pull up a chair anywhere. All the stall ladies are nice, anyway. We tried kalguksu, soondae, and binddaetteok—enjoyed everything. Dongdaemun Market also had lots of stores that sell Korean snacks.
3 years ago
Gwangjang Market was an absolute jungle but it's definitely something you wouldn't want to miss when you're in Seoul. Forgive the lack of photos, but I got so overwhelmed with the chaos that I wasn't able to take proper snaps of the place. I just kept walking 😅 We were able to try Yoonsun Cho's famous knife-cut noodles and her meat and kimchi dumplings. If you saw the Seoul episode of Netflix's Street Food series, you'd know exactly who she is. Another Gwangjang Market staple: mung bean pancakes. We actually skipped these because by the time we spotted them, we were already too full. Oh well, more reason to come back!
5 years ago
Gwangjang (or Kwangjang) Market is known as a treasure trove of South Korean street delights. Since 1905, throngs of people have flocked the aisles to sample every local flavor. Tteokbokki (rice cakes in spicy sauce), Mayak Gimbap (mini rolls), and Japchae (glass noodles) are obvious favorites, but skip over to the real showstoppers: blood sausage, pig’s head, and the ultimate daring delicacy—”Beondegi” (번데기, meaning “pupa”). The silkworm pupae is plucked from its cocooning stage, not quite larvae and not yet a moth. They are then steamed, or boiled, served in a white paper cup. Pop one in your mouth and the little bean-like bug packs a medley of flavors: earthy from its life within the trees, sweet from the sugar, and salty from the soy sauce.
9 months ago
2 years ago
After a satisfying full-course meal, sit back and indulge your sweet tooth with a mouthful of Mangonada. Their Mangonada will make you crave more because of its delightful fusion of sweet, spicy, and sour flavors. Calle Carnitas Smokehouse PH uses fresh mangos to keep its authentic Mexican taste.
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