Seoul is a fascinating place to visit in so many ways. Whether it is for art, design, or culture, you will find plenty of sites to explore. Not to mention the city’s food scene that showcases the best of Korean traditional dishes and then some. So if you are thinking of traveling in Seoul, here are some of the delicious eats to keep in your radar.

Bibimbap
Bibimbap
Korean mixed rice or bibimbap is one of country’s best known signature dishes. It is widely available around Seoul. But for a more authentic experience, head out to hole in the wall restaurants or at the traditional markets like Gwangjang Market.

Chi-maek
Chi-maek
Eating fried chicken in South Korea is a whole different experience. And chi-maek or chicken-maekju (beer) is one of the best ways to start your Korean fried chicken experience. Choose between crispy or spicy and seasoned chicken or go for both. Enjoy with a bottle (or more) of cold maekju.

Ddeokbokki
Ddeokbokki
This is a spicy stir-fried dish made from rice cake and ingredients like fish cake, green onions, hardboiled egg, and chili paste. You can find delicious ddeokbokki in street stalls and restaurants. Enjoy with traditional Korean liquor like soju or makgeoli.

Patbingsu
Patbingsu
Shaved ice desserts are not unique to Korea. But patbingsu is a must-try anyway. Also known as red bean shaved ice, you can enjoy this delectable dessert with a variety of toppings like fresh fruits and other sweets.

Samgyeopsal
Samgyeopsal
Pork belly meat grilled on charcoal grills or hot plate on the table. It comes with a wide array of side dishes including fresh vegetables like lettuce, red pepper paste, slices of garlic, and more. Something you will find in a gogigui or Korean barbecue. Best eaten wrapped in lettuce with some of the side dishes of your choice.

Samgyetang Samgyetang
This is a healthy soup dish made with glutinous rice stuffed in a whole chicken, Korean ginseng, herbs, and more. Hot, delicious, and nutritious, what’s not to like?

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