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Sunday Filipino Market

Sunday Filipino Market

One of the most publicized foreign markets in Seoul, the Sunday Filipino Market is the go-to place for Filipinos, Koreans and other travelers who are missing the sunny atmosphere of the Western Pacific archipelago.  Though the market itself isn’t large and consists of a string of vendors outside of Hyehwa Station, there’s a range of authentic Filipino foods such as balut (boiled fertilized duck egg, a common street food in  Southeast Asia), spring rolls, stir-fry, desserts and more. Hard-to-find products, such as sauces and canned ingredients for Filipino dishes, can  be found here as well. Most importantly, the spot serves as a meeting point for those in the community and the nearby Woori Bank even caters to the foreigners in the community by opening especially on Sundays for foreigners only (9am–4pm).

AT THE MARKET

Cakes

Cakes

Cassava cakes, one of the most beloved Filipino desserts, are quite  popular at the market as well as the Filipino egg tart cakes (pictured above). Soft and moist, these cakes are available at several vendors.

Lumpia(Filipino egg rolls)

Lumpia(Filipino egg rolls)

Within these Filipino egg rolls, you’ll find cooked ground meat that’s been fried with vegetables, eggs and sauce. A common side dish found at  Filipino family gatherings, these egg rolls are very filling.

Foreign goods

Foreign goods

Dying to pick up some coconut oil or need a tawa (pan-like cooking  apparatus)? While goods like these are available at the market, you can also purchase them online at: philippine-market.com.

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