Top 10 Recommended Places to Eat in Busan


When making an itinerary during a trip. One of the most important decisions which can affect the whole experience is deciding where to eat! You want to be in that sweet spot where the food is satisfyingly delicious and at the same time, find solace in the thought that you got the best bang for your buck. It can be worrisome to end up going somewhere and finding out the taste was mediocre. It usually takes a lot of time to do some research, but don’t fret. You never have to worry about where to eat when you visit Busan with this list! Certified delicious and authentic Korean dishes and distinctly Busan. You can also watch youtube videos for more details.

10. Nakgopsae (Gaemi Jip, Seomyeon/Haeundae)
A unique combination of octopus, beef tripe and shrimp mixed with rice. You can opt to remove the beef tripe if you don’t want it.

9. Milmyeon and Bibimmyeon (Choryang Milmyeon, Choryang)
A dish made of cold noodles immersed in meat broth. Bibimmyeon is also a cold noodle dish with slightly hot and sour but savory sauce. Perfect with mandu.

8. Jjamppong, Jjajangmyeon and Tangsuyuk (Ibiga Jjamppong, Dadaepo)
Jjampong is a seafood noodle soup. Jjajangmyeon is a noodle dish with thick black sauce made of chunjang. Tangsuyuk is sweet and sour pork.

7. Kalguksu and Sujebi (Joseon Kalguksu, Seomyeon)
Kalguksu is a noodle dish from handmade, knife-cut noodles while in Sujebi, the noodles are hand-torn. Perfect with honey makkeolli and Korean pancakes.

6. Live Octopus (Jagalchi Market, Jagalchi)
Octopus that has been sliced immediately after killing. You can still see the octopus moving while eating.

5. Raw Fish (Raw Fish Center in Waterside Park, Gwangalli)
You can order very fresh raw fish slices for take out. Then you can eat it in the park in front of the sea. Perfect with Korean pancakes and mandu.

4. Galbijjim (Jipsin Maeun Galbijjim, Seomyeon)
Braised short ribs with an awesome sauce. Perfect with plum juice and rice balls.

3. Korean Fried Chicken (Goin Tongdak, Nampodong)
A very large serving of fried chicken. Perfect sauce of their own recipe.

2. Dwaeji Gukbap (Ssangdungi Dwaeji Gukbap, Daeyeon)
A pork-based soup and rice dish. You can get unlimited rice here.

1. Clam Hotpot (Haeundae 31 cm Kalguksu, Haeundae)
An overflowing hotpot of seafood and noodles.

You can also watch everything in one compiled version:

PIKO member John Mark Matulac is a Ph.D. student at Inje University, Busan Campus. He is also a member of Tobagi Farm, Korea Wellness Tourism, and WowKorea, and a contributor at Visit his blog here or his Facebook page here.

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