A traditional lunch at traditional food market

There are lots of traditional food market in Korea. Normally, you can find various kinds of delicious but inexpensive traditional korean street food in these markets.

Tongin Market has given a whole new meaning to the concept of the lunch box. Visit the Lunch Box Café and for a small payment you will receive a handful of coins and a tray with various compartments. Now you are all set to decide what to put in your lunch tray.

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The food stands sell a variety of delicious dishes, ranging from ginger cookies and rice cake to noodles in a spicy tomato sauce and dumplings with flavourful beef. For no more than 3 coins per dish, you are able to fill up your lunch tray. Once your tray is filled, head to the restaurant to enjoy your South Korean choices with a cup of tea.


Choose your favourite food and pay the coins to the food stand owner


Get the food you order immediately after payment


Here is the lunch box filled with different kinds of delicious Korean food. Can you believe the whole lunch box just costs 5000Won!!!

Information of the Tongin Market

Direction: Gyeongbokgung Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 2.

Contniue straight for about 700m. The market will be on your left.

Hours: Hours vary by stores. Generally, stores are open 9:00 – 18:00.


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