Sokcho is a bustling port city with a strong seafood tradition and plenty of local delicacies made with seasonal, freshly sourced produce and fish brought in right off the docks. One of the city's specialities is mulhoe, a spicy, sweet and salty raw fish soup chilled with ice. Chungchosoo Fish is a famed restaurant specialising in this dish. Surprisingly, Korean fried chicken is a popular local dish, and Sokcho is famed for it. It's called dakgangjeong and it's spicy with nuts often sprinkled on top. Grab this popular street food at Manseok Dakgangjeong where it first made its name.

    In Sokcho, a sundae is not ice cream, but Korean blood sausage with sticky rice. Tons of eateries at Jungang Market serve this delectable dish. For drinks and dessert, Sokcho has a thriving cafe culture, and many bakeries and coffee shops feature brilliant ocean views.

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