Typical Korean Street Food Seller

Wherever you go in Korea rain or shine, there will always been a range of different street foods on sale to fill your stomach and treat your taste buds. For me the most difficult part was discovering what everything was, how to say it in Korean and which one I liked best. In my experience this was done by pointing, smiling and asking 이거 뭐예요? (Ee / Go Mwo / Ae / Yo?) Which means What is this? Also depending on the time of day you’ll either have school kids (afternoons) or drunken business men (evenings) willing to advise.

Typical Korean Street Food

Here are a few different street food options, from Korean Hot Dogs, to Dukbokki (떡볶이) to my favorites Battered Squid (오징어 튀김) and Ohmuk (어묵). The Best advice is to try everything until you find exactly what you love. But be warned some things can be extra spicy.

Meat on a stick, Dukbokki (떡볶이) and Battered Squid (오징어 튀김)
Ohmuk (어묵) – Fried Fish Cake
Battered Squid or Ojinguh Twikim (오징어 튀김)
Hot Dogs Korean Style


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Tim & Jeonghye
Modern Seoul

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