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Somebody Feed Phil – Seoul Itinerary

Netflix: Season 1

Phil Rosenthal visits Seoul, one of the most modern societies in the world at the cutting edge of technology, music, and entertainment. The food scene is also one of the best in the world, from large food and fish markets of local eats to refined Michelin star dining. See the episode recap of the list of locations, restaurants, and attractions he visited on the show for the best of what to do in Seoul.


1. Mabongnim

292-112 Sindang 1-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul South Korea


Phil starts the trip off trying tteokbokki, a traditional and popular dish of Korean rice cake. The stew is brought out and placed on top a portable fire stove where you can cook it yourself. After you're done with the stew, the waitstaff will add rice and cheese to the leftover soup to create a wonderful dish.


Tteokbokki Spicy Stew - With ramen, vegetables, and mandu (dumplings)

2. Gwangjang Market

88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03195 South Korea


One of the largest markets in Seoul with over 5,000 shops and stalls. Gwangjang market is particularly popular with its food options and over 50,000 people visit here every day. Phil tries a number of Korean street food specialties included kimchi and kalguksu. He also gives live octopus a try, popularized through the 2003 Korean film Oldboy.


Bindaetteok - mung bean pancake

Kimchi - Spicy fermented vegetable

Kalguksu - Handcut soup noodles

San-nakji - Live baby octopus

3. Samcheongdong Jukkumi Kalguksu

104-3, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03053 South Korea


Phil visits a local restaurant where he tries a number of traditional Korean dishes. One of the flagship dishes is Budae Jigae, which is a stew created during the Korean War when food was scarce and locals put the available ingredients together into a stew.


Korean Army Stew (Budae Jigae) - with hot dog, veggie, spam, ramen