Sindang-dong Tteokbokki, Seoul, South Korea

Sindang-dong, Seoul’s famous place to have Korean tteokbokki (rice-cakes in red-pepper sauce). There’s dozen of restaurants selling the Korean dish at one particular street; we dined at the Mabongnim Halmeoni Tteokbokki restaurant (in February) which is one of the earliest to open its biz in the area in 1953.

Mabongnim Halmeoni Tteokbokki, Sindang-dong, Seoul

Contrary to the simple tteokbokki in night markets which are often just a snack, the Sindang tteokbokki is one whole meal with rice cakes, noodles, veges and some fried stuff etc., and it’s cook with a huge fried pan with spicy sauce.

Mabongnim Halmeoni Tteokbokki, Sindang-dong, Seoul

Simple stuff, and tasted good. It costed 10000 KRW (~ USD8) for two pax, pretty cheap by Korean standard. The cooking could get a bit messy though, but it’s part of the experience if you look it in a positive way.

Sindangdong Tteokbokki Town, Seoul, South Korea

Sindangdong Tteokbokki Town

Direction: Exit 8, Sindang Station (Subway Line 2 or 6). Shortly after the exit, turn left just before the fire station; go straight (100-200 metres) and you’ll see the square-arch which is the entrance to the street with many options. Mabongnim Halmeoni Tteokbokki is the left corner shop beside the arch.

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