Saturday, October 6, 2012

Sindang-dong Tteokbokki Town

Category: Restaurant - Seafood Restaurant
Nearest Subway Station: Sindang Station (Line 2, 6)
Distance from Subway Station: 214 meters (Exit 8)
District (gu): Jung-gu
GPS: 37.563387,127.015068
Description:

One of Korea's most famous street foods is tteokbokki. It is usually eaten as snack that can conveniently be eaten while walking. However in one street tteokbokki is considered as a proper, large meal to be shared. In Sindang-dong Tteokbokki Town, there are many restaurants serving this recipe. Served in a metal wok, customers are supposed to cook their own tteokbokki with the prepared ingredients. In addition to the usual rice cakes in chilli paste, tteokbokki here is also served with ramyeon noodle, fish cakes, fried mandus, boiled eggs and also onions and cabbages. Some restaurants also have seafood tteokbokki option.

Most of the restaurants in this street are open 24-hours, so you can get your spicy rice cake fix anytime you want. (source 1, source 2)

NOTE: Please read the comment by the reader "N" below, and make your own decision. I am not endorsing any restaurant in this blog (and of course I am not guaranteeing that every restaurants listed is totally halal). The listing is meant as a guide. Every final decision should be yours.


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23 comments:

  1. Hye,

    Can you suggest one particular restaurant that did not serves ham/ham sausages with the ddeokbokki?

    Thanx!

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    1. Hi, most restaurants here don't serve sausages/ham in their tteokbokki. But if they do you can always ask them not to include them :)

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  2. Hi...i'm planning to visit seoul next year in the middle of october..& planning to stay around namsan area. Feels like want to try korean food/cuisine. Can you suggest any restaurant or cafe where we as a muslim can eat there?? one more thing, is the wheather in the middle of october is really cold or cool??? are the leaves changing colour at this time???

    Thanks..

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    1. Yes, October is autumn and the leaves should be changing colour around this time until November. For restaurants you can check the restaurant tag or Site Map okay? You can find all restaurants listed here there. :)

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  3. salam..i'm going to seoul in april..& really want to try ramyeom tteokbokki in this place..is this halal?

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    1. Hi, the ingredients don't include meat so it should be permissible. Of course they don't have Halal Certification like we have here in Malaysia. You just need to know what the food ingredients are.

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    2. Salam.

      I was in Seoul in late 2011 for studies and wanted to make tteokbokki myself so I went to the supermarket to buy tteok. The tteok were made using alcohol (written on the ingredients label), and I didn't find any tteok packet that didn't use this so tteokbokki might not be permissible. If I'm wrong, do correct me.

      Also the red pepper paste to make tteokbokki, most of them contain alcohol as well. This, I found out at my local supermarket in Sg. I managed to find one that was alcohol-free but I can't remember the brand right now.

      I'm not sure how they make tteokbokki in the restaurants in Seoul, but just thought I should share. Any misinformation is from me, the good comes from Him.

      Wassalam.

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    3. Waalaikumsalam,

      Dear N. Thank you for your sharing of information. There can be so many possibilities (a specialty store might make their own fresh tteok/gochujang etc) and I hope the readers in this blog can make their own informed decision.

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    4. Salam alaikum,

      in all tteoks that i read the ingredients are with alcohol :( and the paper paste, too. Maybe there are some without but personally i think there aren´t some.
      Alcohol as an ingredient.

      Wassalam

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    5. Assalamualaikum..

      Please read http://budgettravel2korea.blogspot.com.es/2013/09/alcohol-in-rice-cake.html and decide your self. Very informative regarding alcohol in tteok/food.

      There is also comment from people works in halal science lab in Malaysia. Do read in the comment section.

      May this article helps!

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  4. Hi,

    Just wanna ask, have you tried the tteokbokki at one of the restaurant in samcheong-dong? is it permissible? & if you have tried that, which one you recommend? the tteokbokki restaurant in samcheong-dong or in sindang-dong? & is it weird if only me & my friend having it at the restaurant without any korean accompanying us?

    Thanks a lot! =)

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    1. If the dish doesn't have meat it is permissible, I can't guarantee any dish, you need to find out if they have meat or not. Ask them okay? Some helpful phrases here:

      http://www.muslimbackpackerseoul.com/2012/05/halal-restaurants-in-seoul.html

      And it will not be weird, as long as you know what to order. Good luck!

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  5. hello :) i want to ask whether ramyeon is halal or not? :S

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    1. Hi, to my understanding the ramyeon noodle itself is not a problem, only made from flour, starch, water, salt. But it is the seasoning that can contain animal products. Avoid eating instant ramyeon unless you can find those labelled vegetarian. "채식"

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  6. Those mandu (dumplings) they put in the tteokbokki usually contains meat right? Do you know of any tteokbokki restaurant that only serves seafood without any mandu / meat?

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    1. You can ask that they don't put in the mandu:

      "Mandu bae juseyo".

      I don't know any specific restaurants that don't serve mandu.

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  7. Salam. There is this restaurant called Banjang Tteokbokki (반장떡볶이) located in Shinsadong, Gangnam. I've been looking at the menu and am interested to try the 부반장 떡볶이, which consists of Jjajangmyun sauce and Tteokbokki sauce. As far as I know, Jjajangmyun sauce uses Pork meat but I am not sure if I can tell the waiter not to add any forms of meat in it as the pork bits is part of the sauce. Do you have any information or knowledge regarding this restaurant? Thank you very much!

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    1. Waalaikumsalam,

      I'm sorry I don't know about this restaurant. Perhaps if you are wary it is better to not order that dish. Or you can ask first : Gogi innayo? (Is there meat inside?)

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  8. Soo , can a muslim eat ddeokbokki in korea.

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  9. Of course in the street not in a restaurant.

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    1. Salam,

      You can ask first whether there are meat (gogi) or not. "Gogi innayo?"

      Usually there's no meat in tteokbokki but you can always ask first.

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  10. Hey, make i know which outlet that you tried during your visit?

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