Gwangjang Market – street food paradise in Seoul

Gwangjang market 광장시장 is one of the oldest and largest traditional markets in South-Korea. Since my very first visit it has become my favorite place, where I love to take my friends and visitors to. And every time going there, I always discover new things that I’ve never seen here before. Very impressive!

Food paradise in Seoul
An open market with a lot of food

There are more than 5000 stores on this 42.000 m2 large market with a huge variation of products. But the best thing you can do in Gwangjang market is to taste and try many delicious traditional Korean food.

Many foreign tourists know about Gwangjang Market through the series „Street food” of Netflix. But believe me, the market in real is even much more interesting than that. It’s a real paradise for all food lovers in the heart of Seoul!

1. How to reach Gwangjang Market?

Address: 88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Naver Map: Link

Closest metro station: Jongno 5-ga, Exit 7, 8

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Seoul’s fish market Noryangjin – 노량진 수산시장

Well, since I was a child, I already loved to eat fish and seafood. A long the coast in Vietnam you can have the best seafood ever. While living in Germany, I really miss it, because fresh seafood there was too expensive. But now I’m in Korea, it’s really easy to find really fresh products from the sea with affordable price. For example in Seoul’s fish market – 노량진 수산시장 (Noryangjin Jichang).

Noryangjin, Seafood, Seoul fish market
Inside the market

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Korean street food – 길거리 음식 (4)

It’s weekend again! And it’s also time to discover more of the tasty Korean street food.

16. Zero-kcal cold noodle – 우뭇 가사리 냉면 (Umut gasari naengmyeon)

Gwangjang market

Since the noodle is made from agar (seaweed extract), it has almost no taste and only give you very few calories. For about KRW5000 (~3,5€) you can have a bow cold noodle mixed with dried seaweed, lettuce, sesame seeds and ice-cold noodle water. Yummi when it’s hot. But the best part is, you don’t have to worry about the calories 😜.

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Korean street food – 길거리 음식 (3)

After trying some new Korean street food, I’ve found out, that some were really yummi, some were just tasteless but also worth to mention, for example number 11 and 12…

Pork skin and boneless chicken feet

11. Pork skin

Cooked pork skin was cut in pieces and mixed with salt, chili, other spices and topped with sesame. It tastes really like nothing, however it is supposed to be good for your skin, because of its high concentration of collagen…

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