Dongdaemun Station – Street food from food stalls (Photo credits: Korea Tourism Organization)
Dongdaemun Station – Street food from food stalls (Photo credits: Korea Tourism Organization)

Eating late at night in Seoul: Street food from food stalls

by Korea Tourism Organization
Korea Tourism Organization

Dongdaemun Station – Street food from food stalls

It’s easy to find pojangmacha (food stall) on the streets of Dongdaemun at all hours, as the wholesale fashion market is open until the early hours of the morning. Among the variety of late-night snacks available, most foreigners prefer dak kkochi (chicken skewers), tteokbokki (spicy rice cake), and gopchang-bokkeum (stir-fried tripe). Dak kkochi are made by skewering pieces of chicken and spring onion onto a stick, which are then grilled and coated in either a sweet soy sauce or a spicy seasoning for a taste loved by all. Another popular food is mayak gimbap (literally translated to “narcotic gimbap” because it is that delicious) dipped in spicy tteokbokki sauce and eaten in one bite.

Address: Area of Jangchungdan-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul

COPYRIGHTS ©KOREA TOURISM ORGANIZATION. 
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED  www.visitkorea.or.kr

Subscribe to our Stripes Pacific newsletter and receive amazing travel stories, great event info, cultural information, interesting lifestyle articles and more directly in your inbox!

Follow us on social media!

Facebook: Stars and Stripes Pacific
Flipboard: Stars and Stripes Community Sites

Looking to travel while stationed abroad? Check out our other Pacific community sites!
Stripes Japan
Stripes Okinawa
Stripes Guam

Cuisine:

Related Content

Recommended Content