We took a weekend trip to Busan with M’s family to see some relatives. Busan is South Korea’s second largest city after Seoul and is located on the southeastern area of Korea.
We were taken to Gukje Market in Downtown Busan. It is the largest outdoor market in Busan and you can find anything from fabrics, to household goods. The prices are pretty good and tons of shops to see. It is also next to a large underground shopping center and the Jagalchi Fish Market.
As we were walking through the market, we stopped at Woojindogi as we heard that had some of the best oden in Busan. Odeng or oden originated from Japan, but Koreans have made their own unique versions.
Korean fish-cakes are called Eomuk and they are pretty darn good.
Woojindogi only serves oden and there was a huge line around lunch time. There were no seats inside, but there were a few counter seats outside.
On the left is the fish cake and tofu skin stuffed with noodles. It smells amazing when you’re waiting to get your order.
Busan Odeng has the tofu skin with noodles on the bottom and the fish cake on top. The broth is delicious and we ate it all so fast.
If you get a chance to go to Korea, definitely get some oden that looks like this. It’s SO good! I don’t exactly know the address since the market is a bit confusing, but you can ask around.
While you’re at Gukje Market, go find some Korean socks. They’re really cheap and have lots of cute styles.