Top 5 Must Try Food in Busan, Korea

Busan is known for Haeundae beach. But other than the beach, you can have a wonderful time of feasting on seafood, dumplings and hotteok!

Let me introduce you to the top 5 must try food items in Busan, Korea.

  1. Fresh sashimi

If you ask people where to go in Busan, one of their answers would definitely include Jagalchi Fish market.

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At this market, you can feast on freshi sashimi. Other than sashimi, they’re also really known for the stir-fried eel.

  1. Fugu fish soup

Fugu, known as blowfish, is one of the most poisonous vertebrates in the world. But don’t let this scare you away. Located near the Haeundae beach in Busan, is a store called 금수복국that specializes in Fugu fish soup.

Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 6.07.12 PM Not only does this restaurant make the soup delicious, it is also 100% safe to consume.

  1. Bibimyeon

Perhaps you’ve heard of bibimbap, but have you heard of bibimyeon?

Bibimmyeon is a summer noodle speciality, quite similar to naengmeyeon (noodles in a cold broth). Unlike naengmyeon, it is not served in cold soup. Instead, it is served chilled with gochujang.

Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 6.07.32 PM This restaurant, 할매 가야밀면, is situated near the Busan shopping streets. It is extremely known for its supersize mandoo (dumplings) and bibimyeon.

  1. Ssiat hotteok

Siat hotteok (seed stuffed hotteok) is a must try when you go to Busan. It became famous after Lee Seong-gi ate this during the Korean Variety show “2 Days 1 night”.

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You can find the best hotteok at The Street of Film near Jagalchi Market.

  1. Sweet red bean snowflake sherbet

설빙 is known for their injeolmi bingsu and toast. However, it lacked texture and dimension.

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I rather order their sweet red bean snowflake sherbet.

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This is the second best patbingsu I’ve tasted during my time in Korea. (I’ll blog more about the best patbingsu I’ve tried in Korea).

Do travel down to Busan. South Korea’s second largest city after Seoul is definitely worth a visit!

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