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Seoul Gwanghwamun Cozy Snack Bar: ‘Honey Instant Tteokbokki’

Gwanghwamun, in the heart of Seoul, is a bustling office district, frequented by numerous office workers. To meet the demands of these workers, Gwanghwamun is dotted with a diverse range of eateries.

You’d be hard-pressed to find a menu not represented in the multitude of restaurants and cafes in the Gwanghwamun area, and instant tteokbokki is certainly no exception.

“Seoul Gwanghwamun Instant Tteokbokki: Honey Instant Tteokbokki”

You can find several places in Gwanghwamun that serve instant tteokbokki, and Honey Instant Tteokbokki is one of them. It is conveniently located close to Gwanghwamun Station on Subway Line 5, and is also near Gwanghwamun Square, situated to the west of the square. The nearest subway exit is Exit 7 of Gwanghwamun Station on Line 5.

Since Honey Instant Tteokbokki is located underground, you’ll need to descend through the entrance, which may be a bit narrow and inconspicuous, making it a bit challenging to find.

“The Menu at Honey Instant Tteokbokki”

The menu is primarily divided into three flavors: honey, spicy, and black bean. Depending on the number of servings, the basic components and prices vary. For 2 to 4 people, the standard offerings are as follows:

  • For 2 people: ₩14,000 (Rice cakes, fish cakes, ramen, chewy noodles, 1 egg, 2 skewers, vegetables)
  • For 3 people: ₩19,000 (Rice cakes, fish cakes, ramen, chewy noodles, 1.5 eggs, 3 skewers, vegetables)
  • For 4 people: ₩25,000 (Rice cakes, fish cakes, ramen, chewy noodles, 2 eggs, 4 skewers, vegetables)

Additionally, you can add side dishes as needed. They offer mini kimbap and garlic potato fries, as well as various other side dishes.

“Side Dishes”

  • Mini Kimbap: ₩4,000
  • Garlic Potato Fries: ₩5,000

“Additional ingredients”

  • Additional Rice Cakes: ₩2,000
  • Additional Fish Cakes: ₩2,000
  • Additional Ramen: ₩2,000
  • Additional Chewy Noodles: ₩2,000
  • Kim Mari (2 pieces): ₩1,000
  • Boiled Egg: ₩700
  • Cheese Fried Rice: ₩3,500
  • Cheese Side Dish: ₩2,000

“A Snack Bar Ambiance”

The establishment, located underground, exudes a cozy atmosphere, reminiscent of the snack bars commonly found near schools. Given that tteokbokki is, in fact, a snack, it’s only natural that it evokes this feeling.

The prices are also reasonably affordable, and the taste is satisfactory. It’s a great place to visit when you’re in the mood for instant tteokbokki.

“Seoul Gwanghwamun Instant Tteokbokki: Honey Instant Tteokbokki”

  • Address: B1, 103-1 Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
  • Phone: 02-723-5929
  • Business Hours: (Mon-Fri) 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM, (Sat-Sun) 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM, (Public Holidays) 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM