Eating Ssiat Hotteok (seed-stuffed pancake) in Busan

Diana Chan November 5, 2013 Busan, Dessert, Korean, Streetcart

In Busan, they say you can’t leave without trying Ssiat Hotteok (seed-stuffed pancake). Apparently it’s their specialty and all the locals say you gotta try it.

Ssiat (seed) Hotteok in Busan

M’s aunt took us to The Street of Film near Jagalchi Market. It has a plethora of street food vendors.

Jagalchi Market in Busan

Jagalchi Market in Busan

Jagalchi Market in Busan

You can probably find a lot of different korean food. Your taste buds will be salivating after walking through this area.


There is one cart that has a very crazy unusual lineup. It zigzags and there is a lady making sure people are lining up correctly and not in a mod fashion.


Ssiat hotteok (1,000 WON = $1 CDN) is filled with sunflower and pumpkin seeds. The seeds are stuffed after the dough is cooked in the hot oil so it has more flavour and tastes less greasy.

The seeds and sugar are mixed together between the dough to give it an amazing crunch sound when you bite into it. It was so good! I could eat a few of these! It’s not too sweet and just so addictive.

If you are even in Busan, go to center area of The Street of Film and find this cart. You won’t be able to miss it as its right in the intersection.


About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.

1 Comment

  1. Jeff January 11, 2019 at 5:34 am

    Tried it when we were there, and it was spectacular! Now I’m trying to figure out exactly how to make them!

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