KOREAN STREET FOOD – Namdaemun Market Street Food Tour in SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

KOREAN STREET FOOD – Namdaemun Market Street Food Tour in SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA


we’re in Seoul, South Korea at Namdaemun
market the biggest traditional outdoor market in Korea, you can find everything
under the sun at Namdaemun but we are not here to shop, this video is all about
eating, we’re taking you on a massive street food tour all around Namdaemun
market let’s go and find out what there is to eat here Namdaemun market is a well-known street
food destination in Seoul we are going to be eating a tonne of street food in
this video and you have to check out what’s on offer at this market, I’m
Thomas and I’m Sheena and we’re Chasing a Plate, we hope you’re hungry, let’s eat! we’re waiting in line for our first
snack, savoury hotteok, hotteok is a type of Korean deep fried donut just stuffed with a
filling, it is minus 4 degrees today in Seoul so this is going to be the perfect
breakfast for us I have got this hot, golden crispy hotteok
in my little hands and it is a thing of beauty
look at how crispy the dough is but it’s also still really soft so you can get
both savoury versions and sweet versions of the hotteok, this is the
savoury version and it’s been filled with vegetables and when he was handing it to
us he actually basted it with what looked to be a type of fruit sauce so in
the pot there was an apple there were dates there were peppers so I think it’s
gonna give it a really nice tang I’ve just got to give this a bite and see what’s
inside Wow so you can see the dough there is
really aerated, it’s really crispy, really soft and um very light and then inside
it’s just stuffed with all sorts of vegetables so we’ve got onion,
there’s carrot in there, chives and also some glass noodles, I’m gonna give it
another go oh this is insanely good, it is a must eat
the dough is quite oily but not stodgy at all, and then those vegetables are just
really flavoursome and that glaze that he basted over the top just gives it a nice
sweet tangy touch, this is insanely good next up we’re gonna grab an eomuk
which are these sticks you can see sticking out of the steaming hot
broth at this stall you’ll see them all over the market and they should be good
to combat this freezing weather alright I got a giant skewer of eomuk so this is a fish cake and look at the steam coming off it from this hot
hot broth and it reminds me of an intestine from the look of it but it’s
not at all it is just a big incredible looking fish
cake, let’s try some you can see it’s actually the reason it’s all bendy is
because it’s a flat fish cake which has been folded over and over and over and
then put on the skewer so that’s why it has this bendy look let’s try some mmm mmm oh it’s really soft really subtle fish flavour, really soft
fish cake not spongy not rubbery at all super easy to eat almost like a a sodden
piece of white bread, just really soft let’s try some of the broth because there was a bit of a spice going on there oh yeah the broth is spicy it has a sort of a a
miso type taste I don’t think it has any miso in it but it’s, it’s got an
earthiness to it like there’s some sort of root vegetables in there to give it
that real base and come down here I see there’s a whole lot of looks like soy
and chilli so I’m gonna grab this little paintbrush and paint some of that onto
it just to give it an extra kick so just got a thin layer of that chilli and soy
sauce oh it’s a little bit of a sweet soy
sauce so actually didn’t add much spice because there was quite a bit of spice
in this and I see in the broth over there there are some big chillies sitting
in it so this has spice but the soy sauce just added a little bit of a
sweetness this is perfect, dip it in there, steaming hot warm you up on these
cold days in Seoul I’ve just spotted our next snack over
here mandu or dumplings both steamed and deep-fried versions let’s go and grab
one the team at the stall are doing a really brisk business there are
dumplings, there’s steamed bread, there’s buns
we’ve just cozied up in the corner of the stall with our little bag of dumplings
so we got some meat mandu as well as some kimchi mandu, this is the meat
dumpling and look how huge it is, so it’s a wheat dumpling wrapper or dumpling
skin and on the inside is the meat filling, let’s give it a big old
bite and see what it tastes like the dumpling skin is quite
sticky almost a little bit gluggy and then the inside you can see that it’s
filled with a really loose pork mixture, there’s some chive, some onion I can taste a little bit of sesame seed and the pork’s
actually quite peppery in flavour that is really good, really tasty besides eating dumplings everyone is
also washing it down with little cups of this broth that has come from the
eomuk so the fish cake and everyone’s holding their hands around these
steaming hot cups to warm them so I’ve got the kimchi dumpling here
the kimchi mandu, so inside it should be filled with fermented cabbage so let’s
give this a go hmm alright so it’s not just kimchi,
inside there’s some meat as well so there’s some pork, some spring onions and
then you’ve got the kimchi which is the cabbage and there’s also the glass
noodles in there as well this is really delicious because it’s got a real spicy
kick from that kimchi that is really tasty this market is raging with people
and there are so many food options next up I want to find one of my favourite
Korean street food snacks tteokbokki let’s go and find some of that we have the tteokbokki so these are rice
cakes so these long thin cylindrical things are the rice cakes and the red
orangy sauce that they’re covered in is gochujang sauce which you will find
everywhere in Korea so it should be a little bit spicy and maybe some
sweetness and then we’ve got some fish cake in here as well he cut that into it
and dumped it all in the sauce and so that’s the same sort of fish cake as I
had on the skewer before with the broth let’s try some tteokbokki so got one big
steaming rice cake mmmm oh, oh that sauce has a tiny spice but it’s really sweet, oh oh that’s so good sorry it’s really hot that’s why I’m just trying to chew
it down, I’m gonna have a little bit more the actual rice cake’s a brilliant
texture, mmm it’s quite squishy almost like glutinous almost like it bounces off
your teeth hmm and then the sauce just has a
perfect spice it doesn’t blow your socks off it’s just the perfect, perfect little
bite that plain rice flavoured rice cake and then that sauce let’s grab some of
this fish cake so you can see he’s cut them up into quite nice little bits so
we’ve got fish cake also covered in the sauce just like before the texture is perfect so
soft no chewiness that goes really well with the
rice cake another perfect snack and another good little thing to hold onto
to warm your hands Namdaemun market has a couple of food
alleys which are famous for serving particular dishes we have come to
kalguksu alley which is knifecut handmade noodles to get a hot bowl of kalguksu
let’s go there are a number of stalls side by
side in kalguksu alley and everyone will be vying for your business,
grabbing your arm, jostling you, pulling you to come to their stall but just, they’re all the same, make sure you don’t put off and just sit down at one of these amazing looking stalls there’s just fresh kimchi and lettuce and pickles lined up on the counters and we’ve just sat down and
ordered our kalguksu so this is the kalguksu so it’s made up of quite a watery broth, it’s an anchovy broth and then you’ve got the hand cut or knife cut handmade noodles here they’re a wheat noodle and then there’s all sorts floating around, there’s some
chives, some fish cake, there’s dried seaweed in there, there’s some sesame
seeds and then there’s a dollop of gochujang or that red pepper chilli
sauce so what I’m gonna do is just give it a big ole mix up and get all those
flavours mingling, let’s just try that broth ohhh so it’s a anchovy broth and you
can really taste that strong fish flavour it’s got a really intense hit from that
seaweed as well, let’s just give the noodles a go, they look so slippery they have a lot of bounce, a lot of texture, they’re really good, I’m just gonna get a little bit of that fish cake and some noodles it’s really simple and really clean tasting it is a really hearty, filling bowl of noodles, those chives also add a fresh zing now we also got some side dishes so we
got some banchan so some greens which I think have a bit of chilli in there and
then also some kimchi so the fermented cabbage in the chilli sauce, we’ve got some soup so it’s got some greens in here and then also this little
bowl of naengmyeong which is a cold buckwheat
noodle dish and it’s got some sesame seeds, some strips of cucumber, there’s some radish I think in there or some pear I’m not
quite sure and then half a boiled egg oh I think there’s also some strips of fish
cake in there let’s just give this a go this is the bibim naengmyeon
which is in a like a spicy sauce the buckwheat noodles are really chewy, really thin strands and then that spicy sauce is a little bit tangy it’s not too spicy it’s quite fresh tasting especially with that hit of
cucumber, this is such a great meal we’ve ordered a bibimbap as well
which is a cold rice dish this one looks like it’s got a little bit of barley in
there as well, we’ve got an array of vegetables so I can see lettuce, chives
maybe some pear, there’s a whole lot of sesame seeds there’s these big juicy
looking sprouts or like mung bean sprouts, the gochujang sauce all over
there and then oh look at it actually I can’t see anything else so let’s do the
most important part with this and that is mixing it up so I’m just gonna grab a spoon
as well and we’ll give it a big mix up oh look at all the colours and you get that
sauce coating everything break up that rice and get it all into one, right
let’s go for a big mouthful so I want to get a whole lot of that rice, a bunch of
those vegetables, let’s go because the vegetables are all fresh they
have so much crunch and that sauce almost has an alcoholic taste it’s kind
of like spicy but tangy and it kind of tastes like a really mild whisky, I’m
gonna have another big bite I’ve got a huge bit of lettuce hanging off the
bottom there that was a big bit of lettuce, it’s really good
it’s more about the sauce and the vegetables, the rice isn’t a
strong flavour it’s just a nice texture but the more you mix it up and get that
sauce onto all those vegetables that’s a beautiful bowl of food and I
love watching them make this dish so it’s all just lined up on this
tiny little counter that we’re sitting at and they’re just throwing in
ingredients, throwing bowls in front of people
everyone’s sitting shoulder to shoulder this is a really neat experience in
Korea kalguksu alley was awesome, it was
bustling there was so much going on but most importantly the food was delicious
now we’re off to find something sweet we’ve had a good look around for
something sweet but we can’t find anything that really takes our fancy
most of the stuff here is savoury but as you can see behind us lots of stalls
start sitting up at around four o’clock so the lanes of the market are getting
much busier now with street carts so there’s plenty of good options all
through the day and particularly in the afternoon but all the ones we had were
earlier in the day and they are all absolute classic dishes you will find
here at any time that was one heck of a good day of eating, thank you so much for
watching and remember to head down below hit that subscribe button for heaps more
food videos, hit that thumbs up button if you enjoyed the video and we will see
you next time, annyeong

100 thoughts on “KOREAN STREET FOOD – Namdaemun Market Street Food Tour in SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

  1. Hi guys, so stoked to upload our first video from South Korea! There are going to be LOADS more delicious food videos from here so make sure you’ve subscribed to our channel: https://goo.gl/9rfeRS Hope you like this one guys! Cheers, Thomas & Sheena 😄😄😄

  2. Wow.. thats make me wanna go to Korea someday.. Thomas nice job for the video.. Sheena hotteok sound like hot dog .. 😂

  3. I am about to scream when you guys choose to go to South Korea on winter! The food like so amazing on winter! Enjoy guysssss!!!! That hotteok ajumma totally famous!

  4. I just want to ask about the price. Is the price there expensive or just a standard price, according to you guys?

  5. The first thing on my mind when seeing the picture is "is that karipap in Korea"? Oh don't know they have karipap in Korea…I'm commenting before watching the video…😀

  6. Yet to watch the video…Hotteok…addictive in Winter Sonata…errrr I mean in Winter Seoul…I need the recipe for the best hotteok in Korea….Hotteok…Hotteok…Hotteok…Hot

  7. they all look soo good! especially the fish cake on the skewer that Thomas is eating … cant wait to see more!

  8. Is this the fist episode for chasing plate in korea?? Yeah, great videos, awesome content, awesome food, awesome video… cant wait for more.. and yeah im hungry!!

  9. 만두(Mandu=Dumpling) are really good. Walk about 20 minutes from my house can go on there. * TIP = Long> Round, Fried> Steamed

  10. Guys! Are you still in Korea? If yes, can you go check out Aori Ramen for me? 😀😀😀😀😀 Everyone has been saying that the ramen is soooo gooodddd… Okay sorry for such a random request lol I cant try it myself 😢😢😢 need to borrow your tastebud hahahaha

  11. All of these are my favorite food! You should try spicy omuk as well..some stalls sell fishcake in spicy broth…they are good too for cold winter days…that galkuksu looks scrumptious!!!! I miss korea so much!

  12. Watching Thomas and Sheena enjoying themselves in Korea is like watching your ex being happy with their new partner after leaving you

  13. The South Korean food looks absolutely heavenly delicious! 🤤🤤🤤😋😋😋
    I have very limited knowledge of South Korean food but I love eating the white radish kimchi. I find the white radish kimchi goes very well with Korean instant noodles! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  14. Shouldn't have watched two vids back to back. You guys take care and have fun now, I'm off to look for some kuey teow goreng. Bye!👋

  15. You know what, There's selling a 1000 won (1 USD) burger at almost every nearby convenience store in South Korea. and more, The street food sellers are very rich in South Korea. They almost have their house over 1 million dollar in Seoul and also have expensive German cars. They are huge organizations like gang or cartel and nobody can do it.

  16. Eomuk is the 1st food i ate for the 1st time to korea. I ate 5 sticks coz so hungry n so good. And it So so so good drink the soup on the cold n windy whether. I miss korea. Tq guys upload the video.

  17. Kalgusku Alley is very cool but I did not realize how aggressive the resto touts are. 😂 So glad you got that on film. I’ve had a lot of bibimbap but never tried boribap although I do like barley and white rice. In Japan, rice and barley mix is called mugi gohan which I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never had. 🤔 Excellent first day! Actually love seeing you two bundled up. 👍

  18. I want everything. Its raining all day today. Its cold. Watching all the steaming food is driving me nuts. Please try to showcase a halal food in Korea if u can. Thanks

  19. Loved this video! I sooo love Korean food. Im torn if I want to go to a Korean resto or grocery the next few days. Cant wait for more Korean vids! 🙂

  20. You know it's a good video when I want to start commenting only a minute in to it! As you know I'm not a fan of Korean food or vegetables, but I don't care! As always this is full of detail, great descriptions of the food and awesome editing. The longer length of video is great. Smashing it in Korea! I better carry on watching to see if I recognise any of my Korean horror food moments 😉

  21. Great video but I am concerned about the hygiene when I saw Thomas already bite the fish cake skewer then he put the share sauce on his bit skewer. Please be aware of the hygiene too.

  22. I like your nails, Sheena, they are perfectly shaped. Pink nails and lipstick color really fit on you!

  23. 11:25 some fish cake *

    This is yufu , not fish cake. yufu mean, deep fried tofu.

    made by beans, So soft ,tender, and nutty flavor 🙂

  24. Hi, love your video!
    May I ask did you guys order 2 sets of noodles (cold noodle,noodle soup and barley bibimbap) or only one set to share? I heard it's compulsory to order one set per person and no sharing is allowed?

  25. Because of your vlogg, I really want to go to Korea soon to taste their delicious and unique streetfoods ❤❤❤❤🍴

  26. 일본거를 보고따라하고 일본음식을 한국음식이라고 둔갑시킨것도 외국사람들에게 알려주십시요… 가만히 보면 우리나라 음식이 거의 없음…. 진짜 우리음식은 여럿이 먹을수있는 사골내서 뜨건물에 고추가루풀어파는 그런것밖에는…

  27. 외국 시청자를 타깃으로 하는 방송이 시작되었구나.
    앞으로 방송으로 돈 벌려고 하는 사람들이 엄청나겠구면.
    지금도 그렇긴 하지만…

  28. It seems that whoever makes these presentation and other videos, always extol the food, wherever it may be as the tastiest, etc. always.
    'nuf sed.

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