Choryang Milmyeon


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DESTINATIONS south korea busan Dining Choryang Milmyeon

Choryang Milmyeon

A classic inexpensive eatery in close proximity to the Busan station. The cold 'milmyeon' noodles might not be for everyone (although we do, of course, encourage you to try this local speciality), wheres the 'mandu' (meat dumplings) rarely disappoint. Prices are extremely affordable.


A substantial acquaintance with Busan's culinary offerings can easily take a few weeks, but if you only have a handful of days, try and work in a meal at the Jagalchi Fish Market, a traditional Korean barbecue session, and a snack on street food: fishcake ("eomuk" or "odeng") is a popular choice that holds somewhat of a cult status in Busan, and is followed closely by "hotteok", a stuffed fried pancake sold at multiple stalls across town. If you're feeling especially adventurous, try "sannakji": an octopus dish immortalised by the movie "Oldboy", which consists of chopped up tentacles that still squirm and stick to the plate (and possibly even the insides of your mouth) as you eat them.