it literally translates to “let’s eat alley”.

there are basically only a few types of food there in a row sold by ajumma’s (do not call them ajumma’s. it’s rude. called them imo). not very difficult to find, it’s right opposite the PIFF (something  like the Arena of Stars in HK) road. basically an alley connecting to the Gwangbok-ro Shopping Street (Busan’s Myeongdong, even better.)

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it’s in between Coffee Bean and a drug store, so yeah, very easy to find!

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this is the whole street. it’s not very long. but nothing beats the experience of sitting by the street on small little chairs eating what’s famous in Busan, the dang-myeon 당면.

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what’s most famous here is the bibim dang-myeon. which is very simple and the greatest thing is that it’s super cheap (by Korean standards) sold at 2,000won for a bowl which could easily fill you. and a bowl of Sikhye (rice drink) goes very well with the mildly spicy bibimdangmyeon.

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mix it up and it’s ready to eat! yum.

PS : that gold pot of thingy on the right side is the Sikhye (forgot to take a picture of it haha) it’s a little disgusting to see that it’s exposed to air for the whole day but nothing we eat is really clean out of the kitchen too, so JUST DRINK IT!

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well bibimdangmyeon is not the only thing sold here. there are those which goes with hot soup as well.

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but of course get the bibimdangmyeon before anything else.

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other than noodles, there are these mini kimbabs (seaweed rice roll) with odengs (fishcake) going for 3,000won for a 1 person portion. this portion of kimbab and odeng is called the “chung mu kimbab” 충무김밥.

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meet Leo, my pitiful friend who was forced to come to Busan with me nyahahahahah.

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not like the chungmu kimbab’s or the bibimdangmyeon is the best kind of food around, but for the very old school korean atmosphere, I will definitely come back again. but the sikhye was fabulous.

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so if you are going to Busan, make sure you drop by here for a touch of traditional Busan!

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11 years ago

didn’t know calling “ahjumma” is rude cos kept seeing in k-drama they calling auntie as in ahjumma and uncle ahjussi. so should call “imo” pronounce as e-mo ??

11 years ago

the bibim dang-myeon chili paste on top looks like sambal of nasi lemak , lol

kaye of timeless confection

would love to visit this particular place in busan! thanks to you jamie, i’ve discovered another popular korean dish.

11 years ago

Hi, Your blog entry is very informative!!! Thanks! Would you know what time does the alley start selling food? Can we have breakfast here??? 🙂

9 years ago

Hi! Jamie. I am going Korea this Sunday. 1st stop is Busan. Can I know where to eat for dinner? Btw, Can I know wats the weather in Korea now? Thank you in advance!

9 years ago

Hi Jamie,

Honestly I ike ur blog so much!would like to ask if my first station is busan then the next is jeonju last is Seoul.
Busan – Jeonju – Seoul
How do u advance us to go?
By plane bus or ktx

Many thanks in advance!