When I was in Seoul in September 2016 my must do on my list of things to visit was Gwangjang Market.

Gwangjang Market is South Korea’s oldest functioning market, it was established in 1905 and has survived a Japanese occupation and a civil war. It sells fresh food and produce, traditional clothing, material, odds and ends plus also street food, which is the biggest drawcard for the market.

As a “self-confessed” foodie – I had an absolute blast here and got to try some Bindaetteok (Mung Bean Pancake), Soondae (Blood Sausage) and also Hotteok (filled pancake). I definitely would have eaten more but I was so full!

It was my first time trying Soondae and I was surprised about its taste, but honestly, I probably would need to have another turn to see if I truly like it or not.

I definitely would recommend this place to anyone on a budget, I spent just a little over KRW10,000 and I was so full I could barely move. I was so full I missed out on eating the market’s most famous food, Mayak Kimbap, which I was so disappointed about!

If you want to see the weird and curio of Korean cuisine plus also those wanting to try out some street food, I’d also recommend visiting the market to get an idea of its vastness and also it’s various delights that are definitely going to please the palate.

This is definitely foodie heaven and it should be on your must-do list when in Seoul, South Korea!