Myeongdong Street Food Review: (Video) Ish Meets World S01E03

Myeongdong is one of the most popular tourist districts in the center of Seoul, Korea. Located just on the foot of Mount Namsan and the famous N Seoul Tower, you can’t miss this area if you’re on a tour of the  city. One of the big reasons for a visit? Lots of great shopping opportunities and a bustling street food market!

In the video above, my friends and I try to sample as much of the food as we can. We  give you honest reviews of each item so that you’ll know what you can’t miss and what you can skip when you visit Myeongdong Street Food Market.

Off the top of my head, I highly recommend:

1. Egg Bread (gyeran-ppang/gyeran-bbang). This is sweet and savory at  the same time. Think of it as a your morning pancake and eggs all in one. I even make it with bacon at home.

Korean Egg Bread (Gyeran-ppang/bbang)

2. Steak: I can’t be sure if this is the highly regarded Korean beef (Hanwoo) or not. However, I can guarantee that the beef they sell on the street here is much better than most cuts you can buy from you local high-end meat supplier. For just 7,000 won (approx. US$7, you can get about 300 grams of lusciously marbled, tender beef. It’s simply something you can’t miss.

Korean Steak in Myeongdong Street Market

3. Cheesy Lobsters: If you’re a seafood lover, then my final recommendation suits you well. Don’t miss the grilled lobsters topped with lots of cheese! This market may be outdoors and all the food is served from portable stalls, but the luxurious ingredients can give your top Michelin places a run for their money!

Cheesy Grilled Lobsters at Myeongdong Street Food Market

Watch the video to see the full reviews along with the items that we didn’t particularly like. The Myeongdong Street Food and outdoor retail market only opens in the evening starting between 5-6 p.m. Not sure what time it officially closes since many stalls pack up once their stocks run out. However, I think it is safe to say that 10:00 p.m. is just about closing time.

Comment below if you have other favorites from this market!