Dakkochi (Grilled Chicken Skewers)

Seoul Travel Guides / November 15, 2016
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If you’re the conservative type of foodie who needs to get warmed up to foreign flavors, dakkochi, or grilled chicken skewers, is a great way to jumpstart a Korean culinary adventure.

Dakkochi is something familiar yet different – tender pieces of chicken fillet glazed with an assortment of sauces and marinades. Of course, you’re bound to come across sauces so spicy, you’ll be compelled to take a swig of beer – not that you would mind.

Most of Seoul’s street food on a stick is really cheap, and dakkochi is no exception. You can finish a dozen sticks without making a big dent on your day’s street food allowance – and you can easily finish a dozen sticks, mind you.

Here are the best places to have dakkochi in Seoul.

  • MYEONGDONG | Jung-gu
    For that powerful combo of eating and shopping
    What to order: Dakkochi, Steamed Egg Muffin, Chi-maek
    Price range: 500 to 5,000 Won ($0.43 to $4.32)
    When: 17:00 – 23:00 Daily
    Where: MRT Exit 5/6/7/8, Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul
  • HONGDAE STREET | Mapo-gu
    For mixing street food with culture, arts, and music
    What to order: Dakkochi, Grilled Cuttlefish, Fried Pancakes
    Price range: 500 to 8,000 Won ($0.43 to $6.85)
    When: 12:00 – 02:00 Daily
    Where: Eoulmadang-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
  • NAMDAEMUN MARKET | Jung-gu
    For enjoying street food the way locals do
    What to order: Dakkochi, Stir Fried Octopus, Ddeokbokki
    Price range: 500 to 8,000 Won ($0.43 to $6.91)
    When: 10:30 - 02:00 Daily
    Where: 21 Namdaemunsijang 4-gil, Namchang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul
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