Check Out This “Seoul” Food! South Korea’s Incredible Fish Market! Seoul’s Bacon-Wrapped Street Food!

Ready For Some Unique Street Food?

In this new #Quarantinelife, I have been unable to travel, something I really love to do – so I’m looking back at some of my favorite adventures, which led me to the incredible city of Seoul, South Korea!

Seoul South Korea at night

One of the most beautiful sights is Seoul at night…it’s a huge metropolis that feels like a neighborhood…filled with incredible billboards and lights…

I had the chance to travel to Seoul with an amazing team of people: Morgan Webb, Vinny Rutherford, Wade Beckett, Jen Nelson, Mike Dunn and Aaron Murray – and our terrific Seoul Producer Kathy Paik.

Whenever we traveled, we ALWAYS ate the local food – and in this case, that meant a lot of korean BBQ:

The group had no problem digging in – and that was due, in large part, to the overwhelmingly friendly reception we received in Seoul – this is an amazingly friendly country, even though you’d be hard pressed to find anyone speaking english…

Seoul BBQ John Rieber

Who Wants Some Bibimbop!

No, this isn’t the name of an early Hanson CD – Bibimbap is a signature Korean dish. The word literally means “mixed rice”. Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul (sautéed and seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste). A raw or fried egg and sliced meat (usually beef) are common additions. The ingredients are stirred together thoroughly just before eating.

Seoul food

We grilled our own meat, added one of dozens of side dishes like kimchi, and ate our way through the city…which is hard to do considering the size of the place!

Seoul Street Food

Seoul is the capital and largest city in South Korea, with a population of more than 10 million. One day I took a walk and found myself in some incredible neighborhoods.

Seoul food

Eating Seoul’s Street Food!

Yes, bacon has shown its face halfway around the world! These are bacon-wrapped hot dogs, one of many street treats we sampled in Seoul!

Bacon wrapped Seoul hot dogs

As you can see, the street food was plentiful…with a sweet and spicy sauce that was delicious slathered on all sorts of meat – and remember, you can also just order your corn dog embedded with fries:

corndogs embedded with french fries

The street food in Seoul was unique – in fact, as unique as the city itself…the streets were packed with people…and you could find yourself on any small side street filled with tiny shops and stalls:

Seoul city street

Tie Your Fish Up!

I also found a great Seoul street market – a fascinating place to wander…where locals shop for all sorts of unique items, like fish that has been tied up with rope, or dried and flattened in a fan shape…


The Noryangjin Fish Market!

I loved this place – a huge, bustling fish market where they sold a number of unique items, like piles of dried fish, plus tied up fresh fish as well – nicely bundled in bright yellow rope to carry home easily!

seoul fish market

I loved wandering through this massive fish market – which reminded me of the legendary Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo:

My wife Alex and I went to have “sushi for breakfast” here – a really unique experience! See that story by clicking here:

Seoul was really special: incredible food and people, and I will always remember this trip..let me know if you’ve been!

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15 replies

  1. Your first photo of bacon wrapped skewers just killed me right off the bat. This post has everything that I would possibly love! Street food plus Korean food. Perfect combo 😉

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  2. YUM! This food all looks so good and now I’m hungry 🙂 I love Korean BBQ and bimbimbap. Fresh fish is also amazing (I also did the sushi breakfast at the fish market in Tokyo). Not sure about the corndog with fries, but it looks delicious!

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  3. Wow, great post! This food looks absolutely delicious. Korean BBQ and street food are pretty high up on my dining bucket list. Thanks for sharing!


  4. Wow. Interesting place.

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  5. It all looks glorious especially that Bibimbap…I have just brought my first pot of gochujang paste and it is wonderful…

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    • I loved the food there, and we used to always have Korean BBQ here in LA – lots of classic places here in Koreatown, but now we do all of our Bibimbap bowls at home until this pandemic resolves…thanks for commenting Carol!


  6. Surprised to hear that few people speak English, considering how many Korean exports are bought here in Britain. That might put me off going, but the food is definitely interesting.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  7. You had me at ‘bacon wrapped’ and‘sushi for breakfast’! What a trip!


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