I want to have a typical meal. Where and what should I eat?

By Traveller May 23, 2018
Busan

I want to have a typical meal. Where and what should I eat?

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By Maria Traveller May 23, 2018

I’d really like to dig into the local cuisine on my trip. Any recommendations for authentic local places? Anything I absolutely must try?

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I recommended some Japanese restaurants in Busan. They are Japanese restaurants but 'Koreanized' or 'Busanized' ones. I had lived in Japan so I know the difference and enjoy both styles. 1
If you have a local friend who knows the fish, please do try 'Hoe'. Simply the best!
Local May 23, 2018
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2. Geumsubokguk(금수복국, Puffer fish stew) Great for hangover. Used to be super-great. I loved the place 20 years ago. Still popular to locals and tourists. My international friends were a bit surprised but pleased with the taste)
Address: 23 Jungdong 1-ro 43beon-gil, Jung-dong, Haeundae, Busan, Hours: Open 24 hours, Phone: 051-742-3600
3. Sangjjang(상짱, Japanese food restaurant(mainly fried food), Address: 59-1 Haegwan-ro, Jungang-dong, Jung-gu, Busan, Phone: 051-469-5860, My friends love there. Very popular to locals and tourists. Great food with reasonable price!
4. Gukje Market Street Food
Street vendors are selling various street dishes including Ssiat hotteok, fried food, etc. I love the Market. Fun to be there. Aladdin's cave. Very Busan.
5. 77 Kentucky(칠칠 켄터키, fried chicken) -My regular
There are lots of good chicken restaurants besides 77 Kentucky. It’s hardly go wrong.
6. Eomuk(어묵, fish cake)
Street food vendors selling Eomuk are all over the city, otherwise Samjin are the most popular. Samjin is doing lots of experiments? on fish cake.
Tips: I don’t recommend go to a Hoe(Sashimi) restaurant without a local(for example, Jagalchi Market Fish restaurant). If you like Japanese food, there are lots of good Japanese restaurants.
Local May 23, 2018
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Welcome to my hometown! Busan is well known to have delicious local food. If you are a seafood lover, Busan is a great place for you. Main food are the fresh raw fish called “Hoe(회, Sashimi with lots of side dishes in Korean style)”, Chamchi(참치, Tuna), Sushi(스시, Japanese sushi with Korean flavor; there are many good Japanese restaurants in Busan), Eomuk(어묵, Fish cake), Honghap-tang(홍합탕, Mussel Soup), Jangeo-Gui(장어구이, Barbequed Eel), Jogae-gui(조개구이, Barbequed Shellfish), Sangsun Baekban(생선백반, Roasted fish with many side dishes), Bok-guk(복국, Puffer fish stew), Mandu(만두, Korean Dim sum), etc. If you are not into seafood, no worries. There are Ssiat hotteok(씨앗 호떡, Korean pancake with pumpkin, sunflower, sesame seeds & cinnamon sugar), Chicken(치킨, available in many different styles, Near zero probability of failure), and Dwaeji Gukbap(돼지국밥, pork soup).

In Busan, there are SO MANY great seafood restaurants but sadly lots of places are not easily accessible for non-locals. So I recommend some of my favorite restaurants where you can order food relatively easily as a tourist.

1. Sushi-Sunsu(스시선수, extremely popular to locals) Simply excellent sushi with great price, Address: 1764-5 Jung-dong, Haeundae, Busan, Phone: 051-747-8381. You will see only locals there!!!




Local May 23, 2018
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Ohh I've written so long... but it's evaporated...
I would recommend 밀면 with 왕만두
초량밀면 is famous with those(It's near busan station) but I'm sure that any restaurants have same quality of taste! If you don't want to make a line, just find another places
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Local May 23, 2018
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I would also follow Busan Food on Facebook. There's a lot of non Korean food on there but plenty of recommendations for local chow, as well.
Local May 23, 2018
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Look for older places in older neighborhoods. Avoid anything a Korean calls "very famous." Busan's signature meal is 돼지국밥, dwaeji gukbap, which is pork (dwaeji), soup (guk) and rice (bap). This is everywhere but my personal favorite is called 영진돼지국밥 yeongjin dwaeji gukbap. They have several locations in Busan but my favorite is in the Kyungsung University / Pukyung National University area on line 2. Exit 1, turn off the main road when you can and it's a long that next road that runs parallel to the main road. Blue sign, at a corner, you won't regret it.
Local May 23, 2018
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