On a recent trip to Busan, South Korea, I planned my days around the food. Since it'd been about six years since my previous visit, my old favorites were a must, and a few new dishes were squeezed in where time allowed.
Busan, being a port town, has a cuisine that's strongly focused around seafood, plus starchy snacks and vegetables; and with a large Korean-born-Chinese population, it also presents Chinese-Korean dishes with distinct flavors, some of which were etched in my food memory from my last visit. (I have yet to find a jjajangmyeon and jjampong in the U.S. that can match the ones in South Korea).
From street eats to restaurant classics, here are some of the best things I ate (and a few photos that were just too good-looking to leave out).
About the Author: Amy Sung is a Brooklyn-based food, travel and wellness writer and editor whose ultimate passion is writing about food culture and the amazing things that people are doing with food. Her work has appeared in Clean Plates, Every Day With Rachael Ray, New York Press, iVillage.com, and SpaFinder.com, among other publications and websites. Follow her on Twitter at @amy_sung.