The heavy breakfast (or meal # 1) at Gwangjang Market

Gwangjang Market was first established in 1905 and is Korea’s oldest remaining daily market. The market is famed for its food selection and is also well known for its extensive selection of vendors offering silks and tailored Hanbok.

Wide selection of fabric to custom made Hanbok

2 criss-crossing corridors are the booths and stalls selling variety of Korean street foods like the Bindaetteok, Gimbap, etc. The market is bustling with activity where Korean workers flock to the market all year round to sit at the benches lining each stall to eat.

Gwangjang Market
At one of the stall
One of the nicest food there has to be the Bindaetteok, a Korean-style pancake made of ground mung bean cooked in frying pan till crispy. We ordered the original version and the one with pork added in. The pork Bindaetteok, crispy with tender juicy meat won the battle.
Bindaetteok – Mung bean pancake, with pork too!
Frying the Bindaetteok
Another Korea national food – Gimbap. Stuff with carrot, pickled daikon radish and rice. Rolled and tightly wrapped in a sheet of seaweed and then sliced into bite-sized. We ordered 1, but found the taste so-so thou it made a good filling food when hungry.
Another signature dish here will be the Sundae. Made from pig intestines stuffed with glutinous rice, pork blood and some other ingredients. Surprisingly nice, it was not dry, quite “juicy”, “spongy” and soft for bite. Very filling too.
Alongside is the pig trotters, quite fatty. The ajumma gave us so much.. we can’t finish.
Sundae – Blood sausages
Pig trotters
Pig trotters

This is nice although it’s just a side dish – Japchae. Cellophane noodles, mushrooms, carrots, spinach, onions and leeks.

Dumplings filled with leeks and pork meat. Steaming hot, I find it ok only but Zhix loves it.

There are also stores selling daily groceries and snacks. Very fascinating.

For side dishes
Soy crab for sale
~ To be continued ~