National Geographic Traveller (UK)



SSIAT HOTTEOK: This is Busan’s take on

hotteok, a popular Korean street delicacy. It consists of wheatflour hot cakes stuffed with brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, pine nuts and sunflower and pumpkin seeds. It’s particular­ly good in the chilly winter months, but beware — the sweet, gooey inside can sometimes be magma-hot.

EOMUK: Any visitor to Busan will notice street vendors selling these fish paste ribbons on skewers all across the city. Savoury and satisfying, eomuk is the favourite food for Busanites on the go and is best when dipped in soy sauce. Make sure to get a cup of the eomuk broth, too; a few sips of it make everything right in the world, at least for a moment.

BINGSU: Like most of the country, Busan can get downright tropical in the summer months, and one way locals beat the heat and humidity is by eating

bingsu. This shaved ice dessert is served with sugary toppings such as chopped fruit, condensed milk, syrup and — most popularly — sweet red beans.

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