Dining doesn't have to be expensive in Seoul as there are food courts selling cheap meals in most of the modern shopping malls and street vendors gather all over the city to sell light bites and snacks at low prices.
Visitors can dine on a wide range of cuisines such as Japanese, Chinese, French and Italian. Food lovers will also want to try tradition Korean dishes such as kimchi, a dish of seafood in fermented salt called jeotgal, guk soup dishes and namul vegetable dishes.
Jangchungdong Jokbal Street - Seoul’s Tradition Food Area
Located in Jung-gu near the Jangchung Gymnasium, this area is known for is traditional food and many of the restaurants here have been feeding hungry customers for fifty years. The specialty here is a dish of pig's trotters known as jokbal.
Itaewon – Seoul’s Cultural Area
Itaewon is Korea's melting pot, where people from a number of different cultures live side by side. The restaurants here serve traditional food from around the world and some of the cuisines available include Thai, Mexican, Italian, French and Chinese.
Sinchon – Seoul’d Backpacker Area
The Sinchon area is popular with university students and young backpackers. The food here is cheap, tasty and creative and many restaurants specialize in fusion dishes as well as Western favorites.
Myeongdong – Seoul’s Gourmet Food
Lovers of gourmet food will want to visit the Myeongdong area, which is located in the heart of Seoul. Most of the restaurants here serve traditional Korean cuisine, served with flare in stylish settings.