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Updated: Jan 16, 2019

Set Out to Enjoy Korea’s Signature Snacks!

Photo: Tteokbokki (left) / Hwadeok mandu (right) (Credit: Korea Tourism Organization)

Korea Tourism Organization has announced various places to visit in March following the theme of a “snack tour.”

The included foods and their locations are as follows: △ Kkwabaegi (twisted bread sticks) and tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes) at Dongnimmun Yeongcheon Market (Seodaemun-gu, Seoul) △ Gonggal bbang (Chinese-style pancake) and hwadeok mandu (Chinese-style fire-baked dumplings) at Incheon Chinatown (Jung-gu, Incheon) △ Susu bukkumi (half-moon sorghum cake) and memil jeonbyeong (buckwheat crepe) at Jeongseon 5-day Market (Jeongseon-gun, Gangwon-do) △ Insam twigim (deep-fried ginseng) in Geumsan (Geumsan-gun, Chungcheongnam-do) △ Omisa kkul bbang (Omisa honeyed bread) and Chungmu gimbap (Chungmu-style gimbap) in Tongyeong (Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do) △ Jeonbok bbang (abalone bread) in Wando (Wando-gun, Jeollanam-do) △ Heukdwaeji kkochi gui (grilled black pork skewer) and kkongchi gimbap (mackerel pike gimbap) on Jeju Island.

In particular, Yeongcheon Market by Dongnimmun has been serving delicious snacks for over 60 years, and the market’s snack street is extensive. Jajangmyeon (noodles in black bean sauce), which use to be the most popular food at Incheon Chinatown, has now been replaced by hwadeok mandu. The honeyed bread in Tongyeong makes the scenery of this city, “The Napoli of Korea,” even much sweeter.


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☞ Related page: The Most Beloved Snacks, Bunsik ☞ Website: www.visitkorea.or.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Russian) ☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)


Information courtesy of Korea Tourism Organization