A Gwangjang Market Food Adventure

Seoul, Korea: Gwangjang Market, Food and Makkoli

Gwangjang Market (광장시장) is not only one of my favorite places to shop, but it also has some amazingly delicious food as well.

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The first floor is a jumble of food stalls with everything from Korean pancakes, spicy chicken feet, and stuffed pigs intestines to this delicious stuffed squid. The English translations for so many of the food items sold here just don’t sound appetizing, but they are all worth the trip. Gwangjang is getting more and more popular with the tourists, which doesn’t make me so happy about my hidden hot spot, but it does make the vendors that much more helpful to those foreigners that have no idea where to start. Head on over to get some fresh delicacies that are sure to fill you up and hit the spot.

To learn more about the food available to eat at Gwangjang Market from the adventurous bites to the tamed delicacies too, check out this post for all the info you need!

Gwangjang Traditional Market

서울특별시 종로구 예지동 2-1

2-1 Yeji-dong Jongno-gu Seoul, Korea

Directions:

Bus: 106 , 140 , 143 , 150 , 160 , 273, 101 , 103 , 201 , 260 , 262 , 270 , 271 , 370 , 720 , 721, 163, 2112 , 7212

Subway: Jongno 5-ga station, exit 7 OR 8. Find an entrance, the market takes up one entire block.

Hours: 9:00am – 10:00pm

Website: kwangjangmarket.co.kr/

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7 Responses

  1. Troo says:

    The stuffed squid looks amazing!

  2. kylow says:

    Hi…thanks for this wonderful information. My family keep telking me that nothing much to do during korea and I alaways want to proof them wrong. Will there be lots of street food during winter?? We love street food whenever & whereever we travel.

  1. September 24, 2013

    […] Not only is food at the Gwangjang Market great for those on a budget, it’s also delicious and never fails to hit the spot. This morning, I was in the area and couldn’t pass it up. We got two bowls of janchi guksu, 잔치국수, a pretty basic warm noodle soup made with wheat flour noodles and an anchovy broth and some mini-kimbobs for W9,000. For some more food suggestions in the market check out Gwangjang Market Food Adventure. […]

  2. March 19, 2014

    […] Market Alley is only 110 meters in length and was established by relocating 150 street stalls from Kwangjang Market, the sign leading into the alley read. The sign goes on to say that this is “a specialized […]

  3. April 27, 2015

    […] were just up and walking around a coop on these little fellas. A great place to try them is at Gwangjang Market where they are served at numerous food stalls by old women who really know their stuff. Sit down, […]

  4. February 15, 2016

    […] were just up and walking around a coop on these little fellas. A great place to try them is at Gwangjang Market where they are served at numerous food stalls by old women who really know their stuff. Sit down, […]

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