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SEOUL'S TOP 5 BEST FOOD MARKETS - South Korea ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท 2018



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If you're planning on visiting Seoul and you love markets, food, and the hustle and bustle of everyday life, then you need to check out this video.
I've been going to some of these markets since the 80's and 90's with my Korean relatives, so these places hold sentimental value for me. Besides being just great markets, they're also loaded with tons of food!
TONGIN MARKET (ํ†ต์ธ์‹œ์žฅ)
ADDRESS: 8, Jahamun-ro 15-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
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GOOGLE MAPS: https://goo.gl/maps/85FRAxuoLs42
HOURS: Market is open weekdays 09:00 to 18:00, Saturdays 09:00 to 13:00. Closed on Sundays & holidays.
The Doshirak Cafe closes at 16:00.
Tongin Market was built in 1941 for the Japanese residents that lived around there during the Japanese occupation of Korea. Now it's a small traditional market, with a unique way to experience the market: using Yeobjeon, the traditional brass coins, to fill up your Doshirak lunch tray.
A bundle of 10 coins goes for 5,000 Won. Most dishes cost 2 coins, some small items are only 1 coin. The vendors will have the cost of items listed at their shops.
When you're ready to eat, go to the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Doshirak Cafe, located in the center of the market. They provide free utensils, water, and napkins. You can also buy a bowl of rice and/or soup, for 2 coins each.
GYEONGDONG MARKET (๊ฒฝ๋™์‹œ์žฅ)
ADDRESS:147, Wangsan-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul
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GOOGLE MAPS: https://goo.gl/maps/5MmSBTctPqP2
HOURS: Herbal Medicine Market 09:00-19:00
Traditional Market 04:00-19:00 (varies by store)
This market is one of the largest markets in Seoul, dating back to right after the Korean War when many of the countryside farmers would gather in the city to sell their produce.
This place is huge, and is equivalent to the size of 5 World Cup soccer stadiums..
You can buy any type of food here: vegetables, fruits, all types of meats, seafood, etc. This place is great for grocery shopping for cheap!
There's also the Herbal Medicine Market, which is the largest herbal market in all of South Korea. You can find all types of "Hankyak" (ํ•œ์•ฝ), which is traditional Korean medicine, here..
GWANGJANG MARKET (๊ด‘์žฅ์‹œ์žฅ)
ADDRESS: 88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
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GOOGLE MAPS: https://goo.gl/maps/gtgoCVW8A5D2
HOURS: General stores 08:30-18:00, Restaurants 08:30-23:00.
Most of the market is closed on Sundays, but lots of the street food vendors will still be open.
Gwangjang Market is a textiles and fabric market, that just so happens to house one of the largest traditional Korean street food areas in the city. You can fulfill all your traditional Korean street food fantasies here: tons of tteokbokki, bibimbap, the famous "narcotic kimbap", bindaetteok, fried foods, etc.
The market is also famous for "Yukhoe" (์œกํšŒ), which is essentially Korean raw beef tartare. It's strips of fresh beef, mixed with egg yolk, sesame oil, on top a bed of sliced Asian pears. Mix it all together and enjoy!
NAMDAEMUN MARKET (๋‚จ๋Œ€๋ฌธ์‹œ์žฅ)
ADDRESS: 21, Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
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GOOGLE MAPS: https://goo.gl/maps/4GzGiF61pTT2
HOURS: Everyday, with a short break between 5pm ~ 10pm for the overnight vendors. I recommend mid-morning or early-afternoon.
Namdaemun Market is the largest traditional Korean market still in operation in the entire country! There are over 10,000 individual vendors!
Make sure to visit the "Noodle Alley" and "Hairtail fish Alley" and you MUST TRY the yachae hotteok or ggul hotteok snacks at Gate 2 on the north side of the market.
MAJANG MEAT MARKET (๋งˆ์žฅ ์ถ•์‚ฐ๋ฌผ์‹œ์žฅ)
ADDRESS: 40, Majang-ro 31-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul
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GOOGLE MAPS: https://goo.gl/maps/fJZuivkHeHH2
HOURS: Weekdays 03:00-23:00, closed every first and third Sunday of the month.
Majang Meat Market is the best place to buy Hanwoo beef, as well as other types of meats. It's roughly 30% cheaper here than anywhere else!
Make sure to eat some BBQ at the BBQ alley at the north entrance (click map link to see that entrance location).
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If you've been to Seoul, South Korea, have you been to these 5 markets? Or would you like to see these markets?
What was your favorite food or memory from any of these markets?
Let me know in the comments down below! Thank you for all your love, patience, and support!
I hope this video helps all of you planning on going to Seoul!

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by Cory May 2 years ago

This is exactly what I needed to watch. I will be going to korea next week (first time ever)
I promise, I will visit and eat at all these food markets !!!!!
I'm drooling๐Ÿ˜‹

by Daniel Kanno 2 years ago

Facts, good food, and amazing visuals! I'm so glad you uploaded Cory, excited for what's to come! Good luck!

by Kimberly 2 years ago

What a beautiful and informative video! Out of curiosity, what camera did you use for this one?

by Brenda Benoรฎt Dudley 2 years ago

Cory what a treat back in Seoul love the markets ! thank you so much for the look around and again the camera work was great ! :)

by celestine811 2 years ago

Haha I've been waiting for this video for too long ๐Ÿ˜‚

by Linh Truong 2 years ago

Love your Seoul videos .... pls do a live walking around Seoul video !!!

by Yashvi Sanghrajka 2 years ago

Thanks for the tips. The only one I visited is the Namdaemun Market on my first trip.

by David Stevenson 2 years ago

Iโ€™m going to Korea in May thank you Iโ€™m looking forward to eating alot

by Yesenia Guaico 1 year ago

Thanks for sharing always great time good eats the liver reminds me of my grandma great video u guys take care have a great day ๐Ÿ‘โ˜ฎ๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿคช

by Blue Harrington 2 years ago

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by Boyoung Lee 2 years ago

Loved this video. Makes me happy seeing a Cory korean video :) hope you are well! Iโ€™ll be there for 3 days in September :)

by Alan Newton 2 years ago

Wow, it's a very interesting video. thank you for making this up. Can you make another video such this for thrifting market in Seoul?

by Christine Siahaan 2 years ago

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by ํ‚ด์จ๋‹ˆ 2 years ago

Good to see you are back in Korea! What a great video, very informative, you get a good sense of these markets, very helpful to plan my next trip to Korea!
I love your new style!
Thanks!

by Elizabeth 2 years ago

Beautiful video as always. Still waiting for your apartment update with ponds and all ๐Ÿ˜€

by Bhashkar Raj Mishra 2 years ago

There's literally no words that can describe how much I enjoy your content. Thanks so much for shari ng another great videoโ™กโ˜†

by brenda m 2 years ago

Memories!! Gonna watch the rest after work but great job so far! ^^

by Marie Frenette 2 years ago

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