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.
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.
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
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.