After 2.5 years living in Seoul, this is my first time visiting this famous market that specializing on lunch box. That is the unique part where you can buy traditional korean style lunch box using old coin (냥 nyang). But not only tradiitonal lunch box style, you can also do regular market shopping etc.
HOW TO GO:
Gyeongbokgung MRT Station exit 2 ( line 3)
서울 종로구 자하문로15길 18
Closed every monday
you can buy in the market entrance or in the middle of the market on the 2nd floor. It costs ₩5000/ for 10 coins and you'll also get a plastic lunch box.
so many choices that you can choose. And you can buy everywhere with the cojns as long the shop has "lunch cafe" logo. And here some of the best food that i thought worth your coins!
떡갈비 ddeokgalbi grilled minced pork with ricecake
2 COINS/2 PIECES
닭간정 dalkganjeong seasoned fried chicken
잡채 japchae stir fried potato stratch noodle
스팸/참치 컵밥 Spam/jjamci keopbab spam or tuna cup rice
기름떡볶이 gireum tokpoki fried topoki
( it said as thr most famous food in the market but just too greasy for me and no other tasted than chili pepper taste)
전 jeon various korean pancake
튀김 twikim korean fritters
2 COINS/2 PIECES
so in the middle of the market near toilet there-'s eating area for lunch cafe on 2nd and 3rd floor. They also sell rice (1 coins) or soup (1 coins) and drinks, but they also provides water dispenser ( what korean restaurant without freeflow water) for you who need drink for free haha.
P.s SORRY i forgetted taking eating area photo because i was too hungry HAHA
OVERALL i love love love this market. You can adjust and customize your lunch box and eat what you like. It located 15 mins walk away from Gyeongbok palace so make sure to come here while you are in the area.