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…

Korea-Seoul-Noryangjin_Fish_Market-03


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:

https://johnrieber.com/2016/07/06/tokyos-legendary-fish-market-sushi-for-breakfast-an-iconic-japanese-landmark-closes/

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

If you like these stories, why not sign up to receive emails whenever I post? It’s easy to do, I do NOT collect any information about you at all, there are absolutely NO ads of any kind, just stories about movies, music, books, food, travel and pop culture…

You can sign up by clicking on my blog here and see the note on the right!

https://johnrieber.com

If you enjoy this story, please share on social media!



Categories: Exotic Travel, Food, food blog, Food Review, Memoirs, Pop Culture, Restaurants, Tokyo!, Travel, Travel Adventures, Travel Memoir, Wacky Food

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

11 replies

  1. 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!

    Like

  2. Wow. Interesting place.

    Liked by 1 person

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

    Liked by 1 person

    • 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!

      Like

  4. 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.

    Liked by 1 person

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

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Little Mermaid's Writes

Movie Reviews, Travel stories, Lifestyle

Carpe Diem Eire

Travel Through Ireland and Europe

roughwighting

Life in a flash - a weekly writing blog

Diary of A Movie Maniac

A Personal Journey Through Cinema & Television

Geeking Out about It

BlerdWatching Waaay Too Much TV

Shock, Schlock & Leftover Film Stock

A bloody valentine to exploitation films, cult film classics, direct to video dreck and other dirty, disreputable corners of cinema history

Wheelescapades

Tea, Tours and Escapades

Times and Tides of a Beachwriter

Drift among the scribbles of writer Janet Gogerty

THE MASTER CYLINDER

This page is dedicated to all things of the past, movies, television, books, etc collected under one page if possible.

Robbie Cheadle

Books | Poems | Reviews

Robbie's inspiration

Ideas on writing and baking

Darlene Foster's Blog

dreamer of dreams, teller of tales

Urban Suburban Girl

(adj.) cul – de – sac couture

You can always start now

exploring possibilities

Realweegiemidget Reviews Films TV Books and more

You can take the girl out of Glasgow. Entertainment Reviews from a Wee Scottish Wife and Stepmum living in Finland.

I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

Through the Shattered Lens

Where mainstream meets grindhouse, exploitation, otaku and gamers

The Planking Traveler

planks or it didn't happen

Laura's Books and Blogs

Writing tips, giveaways, reviews, essays, and more!

Binging on a Budget

"Help Me, I'm Poor."

Sunshine with Savannah

Writer aiming to cultivate kindness. | Exploring, learning, scribbling, finding sunshine wherever I go.

Notes from the U.K.

Exploring the spidery corners of a culture and the weird stuff that tourist brochures ignore.

Drew's Movie Reviews

Movie reviews from your average dude

But I Smile Anyway...

Musings and memories, words and wisdom... of a working family woman

Colline's Blog

a potpourri of thoughts and experiences

Travel with Intent

A photographer's view of the world - words and images to inspire your travels and your dreams

Movie Reviews 101

Daily Movie Reviews & ABC Film Challenge

Cindy Bruchman

Films. Travel. Photography. Books. Let's talk.

Invisibly Me

Live A Visible Life Whatever Your Health

JR-Sploitation!

The world's wildest movies from an era of "everything goes!"

Eclectic Alli

A bit of this, a bit of that, the meandering thoughts of a dreamer.

Rust Belt Girl

reading and writing the Rust Belt

Cult Of The Cinema

Exploring Cinematic Diversity

Retired? No one told me!

Tonight I Dream. Tomorrow I Do!

beetleypete

The musings of a Londoner, now living in Norfolk

Suzie Speaks

The Adventures Of a Thirty-Something Life

Cats and Trails and Garden Tales

Musings on cats, travel, gardens and life

The BookWorm Drinketh

Give Tea to the Tillerman, But Booze to the Bookworm!

Tranquil Dreams

Watching, Reading, Cooking & Travelling

An Historian About Town

History in the Making

Susie Lindau's Wild Ride

Adventures and Misadventures in Boulder, Colorado

a mindful traveler

explore, live, love...

It Rains... You Get Wet

Still more lazy thoughts from this one...

By Hook Or By Book

Book Reviews, News, and Other Stuff

Admit One Film Addict

Psychotronic Cinema

%d bloggers like this: