This is like my fifth trip there and honestly, I can never get sick of Korea. All the cheap and uber good cosmetics, shopping like crazy and also all the awesomely good food. Oh man, I can live my life like this everyday.
Anyway, here's my own list of the Top 10 die die must have food in Korea (:
치킨(chikin, chicken)+맥주(maekju, beer)
Two Two Chicken
2. 냉면 (Naengmyeon)
오장동흥남집 Ojangdong Heungnamjip
Get off at Euljiro 4-ga Station (Seoul Subway Line 2 or 5), Exit 8.
Go straight 200m and turn left onto Mareunnae-ro Road.
Go straight 200m to arrive at Ojandong Heungnamjip (오장동 흥남집) on the right.
Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station (Seoul Subway Line 2, 4, 5), Exit 6.
Go straight 250m to arrive at Ojangdong Heungnamjip on the left.
3. 자장면 (Jajangmyeon)
Noodles in black soya bean sauce
一品香 (Yi Pin Xiang)
4. Street Food
오뎅 (Odeng - Fishcakes in spicy soup)
김밥 (Kimbap - sushi) and 떡볶이 (Tteokbokki - spicy rice cakes)
빈대떡 (Bindaetteok - mung bean pancake)
Hours of operation
Market hours: 9am - 6pm (Closed on Sundays)
Food market: 9am - 11pm (Open year round)
Jongno 5-ga Station (Subway Line 1), Exits 7 and 8
Eulgiro 4-ga Station (Subway Line 2), Exit 4. Walk 100m.
5. 고기구이 (Gogigui)
6. 설렁탕 (Seolleongtang)
Korean broth (soup) made from ox bones
Eulgiro 1-ga Station (Seoul Subway Line 2), From the underground shopping center connected to the subway station (을지로입구지하쇼핑센터) take exit Eulji2 (을지2) out of the shopping center.
Go straight out of the exit 150m and stay on the left side along Myeongdong 9-gil (명동9길).
The restaurant will be on your left.
7. 부대찌개 (Budae Jjigae)
심슨탕 (Sim Seun Tang)
Coming out from Hongik University Station, Exit 9 (홍대입구역 9번 출구), go all the way down the road of the same direction, until you see TGI Friday Restaurant a your left hand side, and Cafe Bene at the opposite.
Cross the road and turn left, Cafe Bene should be at your right hand side now.
Continue walking straight until you see Mister Donut.
Continue walking down till you see Taco Bell.
There is an alley between Holika Holika and Tony Moly. Turn in and walk straight.
Until you see another crossroad, turn right and walk in. The shop is at your left hand side (right behind Trick Eye Museum).
8. Issac Toast
(Ham and cheese - my personal fave!)
9. 게장게젓 (Gangjang Gejang)
Raw Crabs in soya sauce
프로간장게장 (Pro Ganjang Gejang)
Sinsa Station (Subway Line 3), Exit 3.
Go straight and turn right at the next corner.
Go along Gangnam-daero97gil until you see Pro Ganjang Gejang on the left side.
10. 찜닭 (Jjimdak)
Steamed chicken in Korean soy sauce