and more foreign visitors are travelling to Korea with one thing in mind, and
that’s the country’s exceptionally good cuisine. Visitors who want to
experience the food and culture of Korea should pay a visit to one of the
delicious food themed streets in Korea. The Ministry of Culture & Tourism
(MOCT) and Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) have selected five streets where
visitors can experience the unique foods and their culture.
those who like it spicy a visit to Seoul’s Topokki (Spicy Rice Cake) Street in
Sindang-dong would be an experience. Topokki is made by stir-frying or
boiling seasoned cylinder shaped rice cakes in a very spicy sauce.
Sindang-dong has the largest clusters of topokki eateries in Korea.
Topokki is one of Korean’s favourite street foods.
Sindang-dong is the largest shopping area of Seoul, Dongdaemun Shopping
Town. Here you can shop 24 hours a day for the latest trends and fashion
clothing and accessories. So, if you become hungry while shopping step
out for some street-side Topokki to warm you up.
you love Tofu and Koreans do very much, then a visit to Chodang Tofu Street
which is located in a small and beautiful village surrounded by a forest of 500
year old pine trees nearby the city of Gangneung will give you the best tofu
experience ever. Here you can enjoy tofu made in the traditional way with
seawater from the nearby East Sea which makes the tofu tastier and softer
than ordinary tofu. Chodang Tofu has a history of more than 400 years.
favourite stamina food is Chueotang (Korean fish soup) and Chueotang Street in
Namwon will deliver the best fish soup you’ve ever tasted. Chueotang is a
soup made by boiling loach fish, a fish that live in clean, grassy rice paddies
and streams. The soup is full of minerals and calcium so it is an ideal
stamina food and is popular in Autumn when the loaches are in their best
condition. The fish is cooked with soybean paste, cabbage leaves and perilla
of the Korean version of Romeo and Juliet Namwon is where the sad love story of
Chunhyang and Lee Doryeong took place. Namwon is located at the entrance
to Jirisan National Park which is one of the most beautiful National Parks in
Korea. With its incredibly beautiful walking trails hikers can enjoy many
beautiful paths and trails in the forests of Jirisan.
Gopchang Street in Daegu is known for its specialty tripe dishes. The tripe is
either grilled on the BBQ or made in to casseroles/stews and is known to be
high in iron and protein, low in cholesterol and is enjoyed in Korea with some
Korean alcohol like Soju. The street gets packed at night with locals and
tourists alike enjoying the specialty dishes.
is surrounded by ocean and one of the great tasting seafood enjoyed by Koreans
is raw fish. The Millak-Dong Raw Fish Street in Gwangalli Beach in the
port city of Busan offers the freshest raw fish in the country. Visit the
direct sales fish market, choose your fish, then it will be made into fresh
sashimi in a flash. You can also have your fish prepared in a spicy seafood
soup and enjoy a full course meal. You can also take your fresh sashimi
and enjoy it with nature on the sand of Gwangalli Beach. Busan has one of
the largest shopping centres in Asia ‘Centum City’ a mega shopping mall of
enormous proportions. You can get lost and shop in here for a week if you
are many ways to enjoy the wonderful cuisine of Korea. Korea Tourism has
a free ‘Korean Cuisine – Refresh your Senses’ booklet which is a great
introduction to the cuisine including recipes to try at home. Get your
free copy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
28 June, 2013
information: Jennifer Doherty, PR/Marketing Manager, KTO Sydney office