Soak up the atmosphere at Myeongdong Food Street
If you’ve never eaten in Myeongdong before, this should be your first port of call. Fill up on traditional Korean snacks, such as hotteok (sweet, chewy pancakes), tteokbokki (rice cakes in a spicy sauce) and gimbap (fillings, rice and seaweed rolled into a cylinder), or try more exotic treats, like strawberry mochi, grilled lobster and matcha ice cream – the choice is yours. It’s best experienced in the buzz of the early evening. Alleys leading off the main street are just as exciting, and food can be a little cheaper than along the main drag.