Coming from Egypt, where street food is terrifying and not a friend to your gastro-intestinal system, I held off on street food here for months. Even eating a salad made me think twice after years of protecting my gut in Cairo. Slowly, but surely, I tried a street kimbap, and then a weird Korean candy, and before I knew it I was dragging my hub to Myeongdong on our date night to hit the street carts for dinner.
Myeongdong is close (but not tooooo close) to the US Army Garrison, Yongsan, and it's a lively neighborhood with music, major crowds, and lots of energy. Because in Seoul, buildings and shops are built up, you will see a skin care shop with a cafe, restaurant, and clothing store perched on top. It's overwhelming to take everything in, all the while navigating crowds, but it's really fun to try.
Our adventure into Myeongdong at night was our favorite in Seoul so far. We are hoping to take the kiddos tonight and I'll post photos of their wonderment as well. It's so fun to explore here!