Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Travelogue: 6 Places to Eat in Busan for 3D2N

Heading to Busan for the first time and not sure what's there to eat? Well, we didn't know what was installed for us either. We basically took a leap of faith and tried any stall/restaurant that looked promising to us. Thankfully, everything was delicious and affordable!

To make things easier for you, I've compiled the list of restaurants/food we tried!

*Disclaimer: Googlemap in Korea isn't exactly the best you could rely on so.. some of the addresses... I really can't find them. But hopefully with the bits of information I gathered would help you.

윤하김밥 Yunha Gimbap

Address: -
Nearest Station: Toseong Station, Exit 10 (Restaurant just on the right after you exit at exit 10)
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 22:00
Price Range: 2,000 ~ 3,000won

Left: Tuna, Right: Cheese Gimbap

We went there for Gamcheon Cultural Village and because we were too hungry to travel to anywhere else for dinner, we decided to just try this out. It turns out to be really awesome. We had spicy rice cake, gimbap and ramen. Which all tasted really awesome but unfortunately I only managed to get this on picture. (I was so hungry, really.) If you're traveling to Gamcheon Cultural Village, you could visit this place. This eatery probably can only house 10-15 guest, but the food was really decent for the price we paid. Feels like a Korean home cooked feel.

김밥천국 Gimbap Cheonguk (Food Cafe)

Address: -
Nearest Station: Busan KTX Station (Opposite Busan KTX)
Opening Hours: 24 Hours
Price Range: 2,000 ~ 6,500won

Didn't managed to snap any food photos except for the the video above. I totally love the Cheese Ramen at just 3,500 won! We actually went to Brown Hands Cafe (which is just behind from Food Cafe) but we realised that Brown Hands don't sell any mains so we decided to have a proper lunch before we go over to Brown Hands for desserts and drinks.

Brown Hands Cafe (Nearby Food Cafe)

Address: 16, Jungang-daero 209beon-gil, Dong-gu, Busan
Nearest Station: Busan KTX Station (Opposite Busan KTX)
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 23:00 daily
Price Range: 2,000 ~ 6,500won

Drinks: 6,800won~ Cakes: 7,000~

Pretty spacious cafe that has ample seating space. Great place to OOTD! Okay, that's not the main point though but the cakes were delicious too. Though pricey but we enjoyed the overall atmosphere, taking ALOT of OOTDs and taking a slower pace in starting out first full day in Busan.

Something like that. Hahahaha. 

한신포차 Hansin Pocha

Address: -
Nearest Station: Jagachi Station
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 23:00 daily
Price Range: 2,000 ~ 6,500won

With completely no English menu and none of the waiters speaking any English, we stepped in this restaurant. It looks like they have alot of different outlets in Korea, so you can try and check it out their website. Here's some of the dishes we ordered... If you don't know what to order, just order what we did. We asked what were the few hot favourite dishes and these were recommended to us.

Anyway, notice the bowl of bean sprout at the corner right? That's complimentary, and all you have to do is just stir it, and eat it. The soup is not bad too. 3 dishes was more than enough for us over a bottle of HITE beer. Yums!
Credits to their online menu website:

Tomato Soseu Gyeranmari (Tomato Sauce Egg Roll)

Gimchi Jeongol (Kimchi Hotpot)

Chijeu Dwaeji Gochujang Babekyu (Cheese Pork Gochujang BBQ) Okay you must-order-this!

초량밀면 Choryang Milmyeon

Address: South Korea, Busan, Dong-gu, 초량동 363-2
Nearest Station: Busan KTX Station
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 23:00 daily
Price Range: 2,000 ~ 6,500won

They don't have any English menu so..... here's the translation below: (I hope I am right, lol please let me know if I'm not.)
물밀면 Mul Milmyeon - Soup Milmyeon (the one we had)
비빔밀면 Bibim Milmyeon (dried noodles, could be a little spicy)
해물칼국수 Haemul kalguksu - seafood-knife noodles
왕만두 Wangmandu - dumplings MUST-ORDER-THIS
사리Sari - add noodles

If you come to Busan this is something you MUST try. Milmyeon are cold noodles served with ice cubes. It's not that spicy (for the cold one at least) so don't be alarmed at the red paste. Overall I enjoyed the cold noodles even though it was cold. (But I am someone who loves cold soba so might not be the same as you) while the girls didn't quite like it as much. But but, you should still try one time! The dumplings on the other hand was very awesome, you must order them! There are dried noodles too but we didn't order it. You could try 1 dry 1 soup 1 dumpling should be a complete experience!

Twin Pork Soup (쌍둥이 돼지국밥)

Address: 887-1 Daeyeon 1(il)-dong, Nam-gu, Busan, South Korea
Nearest Station: Daeyeon Station, Exit 3
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 00:00 daily
Price Range: -

This was something we listed to try out in Busan but we didn't managed to go. Am still sharing this place for you to go. Can't comment anything but maybe you can go to this blog or this blog to see the photos posted by this blogger. (They are blogged in Korean but it's okay, just see the photos and decide if you want to give this place a go.)


So basically this is what we had in Busan for the time we stayed there. Might not be the most comprehensive list you could find online but hopefully this helped you with your planning!

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