Our Mini Street Food Guide in Busan

Ok, this more like a listing rahther than a food guide but here we'll showcase all the food we ate and where we found them in Busan. Hope you guys enjoy this food post!

1)     Dalgona
    What is it: Korean street snack made with white sugar and baking soda
    Found: Along the streets of Gwanbok-ro

2)    Assorted beverage bottles
    What is it: So along the streets of any food market these seem to be present they are regular juices or sodas served in creative looking bottle. One of the more popular ones are the light bulb bottles made famous by high end juice shops. The low end food market sellers seem to have joined the kraze and sell these for less on the streets.
    Found: We bought ours at Bupyeong (Kkangtong) Night Market.

3)    Mungbean Pancakes
    What is it: made from ground mung beans and fried on a frying pan or griddle. Depending on how the vendor makes it sometimes they have bean sprouts, kimchi, or in our case a thick layer of macaroni and cheese.
    Found: Bupyeong (Kkangtong) Night Market

4)    Takoyaki (lengthwise)
    What is it: Ok, most people know takoyaki to be a ball of pancake mix added with a piece of octopus and drizzled over with bonito flakes but that would be plain Japanese this Korean food cart needed to make it "Koreanized". So instead of balling it up they layed it lengthwise added the octpus bits, a generous serving of cheese on top and as you watch the cheese melt on the grill they add the condiments and drench the creation in bonito flakes.
     Found: Bupyeong (Kkangtong) Night Market

5)    Hotteok
    What is it: Another pancake variation where they build up the dough into ball flatted in on a skillet slice open the middle part creating a pocket to put in sweet fillings. In Busan most hotteok stalls fill their hotteok with sun flower seeds.
     Found: BIFF Square (BIFF - Busan International Flim Festival)

6)    Mandu
    What is it: Mandu are dumplings in Korean cuisine. Mandu are usually served with kimchi, and a dipping sauce made of soy sauce, vinegar and chilli. They are often filled with minced meat, tofu, green onions, garlic and ginger.

7)    Gochu Twigim ( Deep fried green peppers)
    What is it: These side dishes were and still one my favorite street food items in Korea since I was little boy. Simple Green chili bathed in batter then deep fried. Eat with lots of ketchup!
    Found: BIFF Square (BIFF - Busan International Flim Festival)

8)    Popcorn chicken in a cup
    What is it: There are so many variation of fried chicken in Korea what you'll see alot of is the sweet version glazed in honey and topped with chopped peanuts all for your mobile pleasure they're usually served in a cup.
    Found: Haeundae Beach


Try out some Bibimbap while you're in Korea this is your chance for the authentic stuff this should be available everywhere. We got ours at Haeundae Beach any Korean Barbeque joint should have this.


Bibimbap:  literally means "mixed rice". Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul and gochujang, soy sauce, or doenjang, a fermented soybean paste.


This is one for our fellow budget travelers out there eating out regularly can get expensive so we suggest visiting the biggest super market chain nearest you and picking up some cooked food that's alot cheaper if you were to buy it on the streets or in a restaurant. We picked up a bucket of fried chicken topped with fried octopus at the Lotte Supermarket for 10,000won. After a certain hour cooked foods get discounted at major supermarket chains.