During my second time in Seoul, most of our budget were spent on food and I surely gained weight after the trip but I didn’t mind, traveling to Seoul is a
once twice in a lifetime opportunity and one of the best things to do here is to eat so no regrets!
The last few days before our trip, I was so busy and there’s a lot of things going on with the packing and office work plus I had to join my friends for an overnight out of town trip so I hadn’t much time to eat so I was determined to allow myself to relax and eat all the Korean food that I want. Since we arrived at night and we just ate cup noodles at a convenience store, my first proper meal is this bulgogi which I have been craving for weeks. It is a restaurant near King Sejong statue, forgot the name though but its just across the street on the left side.
After some time wandering around the streets of Bukchon, we came across this small restaurant and we had some ramen, gimbap and rice rolls which are very delightful. This restaurant is located on Anguk station, exit 3.
Since samgyeopsal is a bit pricey, we planned to eat just a set of this in Hongdae area but because we were so exhausted with skiing that day and haven’t eaten much on the ski resort as the food is quite expensive, we decided to have samgyeopsal for dinner.
On our way to the bus stop for Namsan, we came across this long queue of a small food stall so we joined in to the hype. They serve a few selection of toasts and its probably the best breakfast we had during our entire week in Seoul. What it makes it so special is that it is freshly grilled and in fact, as the kiosk is very small, you can see how they make the sandwiches. We waited for almost an hour and we get the bulgogi mvp (the bestseller indeed) and bacon best. Considering the price and how good it was, it was worth the wait. At night time, we came back to have another set of sandwiches.
Myeongdong is another good place to taste the different flavors of Korean cuisine especially the street foods.
And of course, McDonalds! The selections and experience are different in every country so why not, right?