I couldn’t live in South Korea and not have an entire post dedicated to all of the food I’ve eaten. Because frankly that’s all I’ve done is eat on this trip. Food is Korea is more than just a meal to sustain life, it’s an adventure of flavor, from incredible to the unsure. Instead of my usual post on the best restaurants in the area, I’ve curated a running list of the different things I’ve tried. Honestly, you can’t go wrong. Also, most of these don’t have restaurant names attached, because they were most likely in Korean and it would be hard to find on a map.
My advice? Just walk into any restaurant and order something you’ve never had before. You might surprise yourself.
We’ll begin this list with Korean BBQ, because, of course.
This BBQ had egg and heated side dishes. Try the pork neck/collar. Our new favorite off Pork Belly (shocker!)
Spit roast pork BBQ.
Pork and Beef BBQ with spicy green onions.
Tteokbokki (rice cake in spicy paste) and to the right, tempura shrimp and veggies.
Pajeon. Green onion pancake. New favorite.
Makgeolli, Korean rice wine.
Korean Hotteok (pancake stuffed with sugar, cinnamon and seeds)
Rolled Ice Cream
Snails on the BBQ
Snow crab and brain juice
Japanese Food (in Korea)
Cutlet and Pork Neck
Cook your own Hamburger.
Seared Duck Bowl
Kobe Beef Soup
Beef Bone Soup (hangover soup)
Cake and Mountain Tea
Haeundae Smokehouse. Whether for brunch or dinner, this place had smoked meats as dirty as the south and just as delicious. I’m not even joking. They are located next to Paradise Hotel in Haeundae. Check them out and then go have a drink at the Standard bar up the road. Ask anyone at smokehouse and they will point you in the right direction.
Things I definitely didn’t eat.
Penis fish. Enough said.
If you tried any weird foods and want to chat about them, comment or send me a message!