Korean Food in Seoul
By Viator, October 2013
Many a well-traveled foodie will tell you that the best way to understand the cuisine of a city (or country) is to visit one of its markets, and in Seoul, that means a visit to the busy Noryangjin Fish Market. This massive wholesale and commercial fish market seems a bit like an aquarium when you consider the range of marine critters swimming around in buckets, awaiting sale. Anything you purchase from the vendors can be cooked up at one of the market’s restaurants for a quick and delicious lunch. Adventurous eaters should sample the market specialty, sannakji — a live octopus tossed in sesame oil and a light seasoning.
Chances are, you’ll eat in at least one Korean restaurant during your time in Seoul, but to fully appreciate the range of Korean dishes, you should hit the streets and alleys to try some street foods, like dokboki, chewy rice cakes stewed in a fiery hot sauce. On a Small-Group Korean Night Food Tour, you’ll get to do both; start by sampling some snacks from local food stalls before sitting down for kimchi and Korean BBQ at a local restaurant.
You might discover just how much you like Korean food, and if so, you can learn how to prepare it in your own kitchen with an Experience Seoul beginner or intermediate cooking class, where you’ll learn to prepare dishes like bulgogi (marinated beef), kimchi, haemul pajeon (savory seafood pancakes) or bibimbap (rice with pork and mixed vegetables).
Tours & Tickets
Calling all foodies! Experience Seoul like a local on this 3-hour guided tour of the Noryangjin Fish Market. With your guide, an English-speaking local and ... Read more
Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
During this small-group cooking class in Seoul, gain a unique insight into Korean food culture by learning the secrets to creating the country’s most popular ... Read more
Seoul, South Korea
Duration: 2 or 3 hours