Gwangjang Market is famous for its wide variety of tasty foods and its continuous crowds of customers, many of whom are tourists.
See which foods are the most popular and why.
The North 4 Gate is conveniently located near Jongno 5-ga Station, which is where I entered. People were standing in line for the twisted donuts (Chabssal kkwabaegi).
Address : 200-4, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Operation Hours : Monday-Saturday : 10:00 - 21:50 (Breaktime 14:00 - 15:00, Sunday closed)
Instead of entering by the main gate, which you already saw, continue walking in the direction of Jongno 3-ga, and you will eventually come to Yukhoe(Beef Tartare) Alley.
Yukhoe is a highlight of Gwangjang Market's cuisine selection. The wait is necessary because it is a well-liked destination.
After the break, we were led to a different neighboring building. Compact, but with a more pleasant ambiance.
Because I had so many other sites to see that day, I only got the small version of the Yukhoe bibimbap. The accompanying beef soup was delicious.
It just took around three minutes for the food to be served. When even the small version is this abundant, I can only imagine what the full-sized version looks like.
Yukhoe Jamejip is a popular item at Gwangjang Market, and after trying it, I can see why. It has a chewy, satisfying texture.
Please come and visit since they are not only tasty but also friendly.
As a dessert, we drank freshly squeezed fruit juice. Fruits include grapefruits, oranges, pineapples, and more. They promptly blend your chosen fruit mixture if you request it. Except for the banana, everything is priced at 5,000 won (4,000 won).
Sundae (a long sausage stuffed with noodles and other seasonings), Jokbal (pig's trotters), and Jeon (Korean-style pancake) are all on display
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Address : East A23, 88 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Since we wanted some refreshing taste, we were looking for a sashimi place.
Though these kinds of menus aren't often suited to solo dining, you're welcome to enjoy a drink or meal here when you're on your own.
The meals are brought to the table shortly after you sit down.
The deliciously prepared octopus made my mouth watery.
A wide variety of sashimi was available. It tends to change slightly depending on the availability of supplies.
It was good that there was a noticeable difference in thickness between the various sections.
There was no odor of fish. The flatfish just melted in my mouth.
I put the sashimi on sesame leaves as suggested by the owner. The fresh wrap enhanced the flavor.
In Gwangjang Market, you may get delicious gourmet food while mingling with your neighbors. East A23 is the correct location for this place.
Address : #105, 200-4 Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Operation Hours : Monday-Sunday : 11:00 - 21:00
For dessert, we had some of the Chabssal kkwabaegi (twisted donuts) I'd seen earlier in the day. At that very moment, dozens of fresh donuts began to arrive at the stands.
There was still a line when we got there, but it just added to the anticipation and excitement of the donut.
Kkwabaegi (twisted donut) 1,000 won
Red bean donuts 1,500 won
Black Rice Donuts 1,000 won
Sweet potato sticky rice donuts 1,500 won
Hot, freshly baked doughnuts have a crunchy outside and a soft inside.
Gwangjang Market has a wide variety of delicious foods to pick from. So come on by.
Address : 88 Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Phone : +82-2-2267-0291
Operation Hours : Monday-Sunday : 09:00 - 23:00
Writer : hy7276
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