Everyone thinks of the vast beach when asked about the most popular place in Haeundae, Busan, but a new location is rising in popularity. Haeridangil Street is a mecca of foodie tours where buildings with heights of only two to three stories are established, unlike the skyscrapers near Haeundae Beach. Let us learn everything about Haeridangil Street!
U-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan. Haeridangil Street, located behind Haeundae Station on the old Donghae Nambu-line, covers the village behind the train tracks and the commercial district. On the former Donghae Nambu Line, unique cafés, stores, and restaurants with youthful and trendy atmospheres were established to create a new vibe. Over time, people started to call the area “Haeridangil Street.” Now, it is quickly rising as a new, popular destination in Busan. You can enjoy all the food in the world as authentic as they get at Haeridangil. The cozy cafés show the past and present style of Haeridangil Street in a sophisticated way.
On one side of Haeridangil Street, there is a Thai restaurant that offers Bangkok-style rice noodles and meat fried rice with a Korean twist. Despite its simple menu, with only a few unique meals offered, customers are always waiting in line. The rice noodles, their best dish, combine elastic rice noodles with flavorful broth for a perfect meal.
The dim sum shop between the green trees is a popular restaurant in Haeridangil Street. At the Southeast Asian–inspired restaurant, a chef trained at a hotel restaurant in Hong Kong cooks the food. Signature dishes include har gow with an elastic dumpling wrapper and Xiaolongbao with flavorful soup inside. Meals, such as fried rice, and side menu items, including deep-fried eggplant, are diverse. This place is a great choice for those who love Chinese food.
Haeridangil Street has many cafés that are as charming as the restaurants.
The drawing café is a place where you can draw while drinking coffee and tea. With colored pencils or watercolor, you can complete your work on a piece of paper with your first sketch at this unique café. Other than drinking your dark coffee and eating your sweet desserts, this place also allows you to express yourself through drawing, offering a new reinterpretation of a café.
Sometimes, you want to try all the desserts at once. Haeridangil Street has the perfect solution for people like this. One café was made by remodeling a house for a cozy and warm atmosphere. It offers a famous menu called “ SΛrab,” where desserts are offered randomly. Instead of placing desserts on a plate, they display the treats in a mini drawer. This adds a fun and unique experience as you see your food before eating. The cotton candy latte with rich cotton candy placed on top is this café’s signature menu.
Haeridangil Street is reborn into the new landmark of Busan, thanks to the hard work of residents and new merchants. If you are tired of the beach, take a break at Haeridangil Street, where there is much to see and taste.