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The Filipino Market

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Located just a few hundred meters from Hyehwa Station (in front of the Hyehwa Catholic Church) is the Philippine Street Market. It’s every Sunday. Lining the street are several vendors with authentic Filipino food and drinks (can you say San Miguel Beer?).

If you’re in the area, I highly recommend it. There are some fantastic eats and the prices are better than what you’ll find in Itaewon’s foreign markets.

This street market may be moving if the Jong-no local government has its way. But at this time, it’s still thriving in Hyewa! Just hop on Blue Bus 140 from Gangnam station and get off at Hyewa Station.


Written by Steve Miller

March 30, 2010 at 4:03 am

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  1. where is this at?


    March 30, 2010 at 4:17 am

  2. That’s pretty cool! I am sorry to say, I don’t really know what authentic Philipino food is…?


    March 30, 2010 at 9:26 am

    • There really are some great dishes. I’m sure there’s got to be some Filipino areas out in your neck of the woods!


      March 30, 2010 at 11:06 am

  3. Great video. I’m also a fan of the San Miguel and street food there. If you’re interested in the Filipino community in Seoul, I helped launch a new journalism site called International Underground and our first feature was about the Filipino community and the market. You can read it at

    Andre F

    March 30, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    • Thanks for commenting on this post! I’ll definitely check out your site!


      March 31, 2010 at 1:35 pm

  4. Hahaha, that purse thing cracked me up Steve 😛 Great video!

    I love markets! In Bangkok, Thailand there’s this HUGE weekend market called Chatachuk. When we’re in Bangkok, we always go there every weekend, because it’s so big you can always find something new! And they sell everything from live animals to watches!


    April 1, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    • That’s awesome! I’d love to hit that place up!


      April 2, 2010 at 7:16 am

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