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Sindangdong Tteokbokki Town (신당동떡볶이골목)   
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Address
Sindang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul
서울 중구 신당동
Type
Cultural Districts
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Introduction

Sindang-dong Tteokbokki Town street was built starting from late 70s, though the alley is considered to have had its best days in the 80s. In addition to being featured on popular DJ programs of the time, the period also marked the prime time of high school baseball where students would crowd the streets during days where Duksoo Commercial High School and Sunrin Commercial High School (now Sunrin Internet High School) faced one another.

As the high school students aged they continued to visit the area reliving the period of their youth and continuing to indulge in the specialty tteokbokki. 

However, some claim the history of this alley began in the 1950s. The owner of Mabongnim Halmeoni Tteokbokki (마복림할머니떡볶이) restaurant says Tteokbokki was being sold as early as 1953 as the area used to be home to Donga Theater and she sold Tteokbokki, corn and potatoes to those visiting the theatre.

At first, Tteokbokki was simply made with Gochujang (고추장), but as time went by, cooks decided the dish could be more than just a snack.  So, by adding ingredients like eggs, cellophane noodles, fish cakes, instant noodles and more recently squid, prawn and cheese makes the taste more delicious and turns the once snack into a full meal.

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Directions
[Subway]
1) Sindang Station (Seoul Subway Line 2 or 6), Exit 8.
Go straight until you reach Jungbu Fire Station and turn left.
2) Cheonggu Station (Seoul Subway Line 6), Exit 1.
Turn right when you arrive at the playground and go straight for 200m.

There will be the arched sign reading "Sindangdong Tteokbokki Town".

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Restaurants
Mabongnim Halmeoni Tteokbokki (마복림할머니떡볶이)
Mabongnim Halmeoni Tteokbokki (마복림할머니떡볶이)
  • Region : Jung-gu Seoul
  • Type : Korean Food
  • Opened in 1953 by a woman known as Mabongnim, the restaurant takes pride in its 50-plus years of ser...
Jongjeom (종점)
Jongjeom (종점)
  • Region : Jung-gu Seoul
  • Type : Korean Food
  • Jongjeom has been open for 25 years. Initially, it was located at the end of Tteokbokki Street, whic...
Samarikant (사마리칸트)
Samarikant (사마리칸트)
  • Region : Jung-gu Seoul
  • Type : Asian Food
  • Samarikant is an Uzbekistan restaurant owned by an Uzbek couple that serves authentic Uzbekistani fo...
Everest (에베레스트)
Everest (에베레스트)
  • Region : Jongno-gu Seoul
  • Type : Asian Food
  • Nepal is located in the southcentral region of the Himalayan Mountains between India and Tibet, acco...
The Jincook - Dongdaemoon Branch (더진국 동대문역점)
The Jincook - Dongdaemoon Branch (더진국 동대문역점)
  • Region : Jongno-gu Seoul
  • Type : Korean Food
  • The Jincook’s signature menu, suyuk gukbap, is a traditional Korean dish made with meat and rice mix...



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