highway food

Driving or taking a bus on the highway is the cheapest way to travel to Korea. However, it takes a pretty long time to drive, making drivers tired and hungry. So let us introduce the Korean highway rest area’s food you must eat in order to lighten up your driving! The number of the menu being served in many Korean highway rest areas is increasing, yet there are steady-selling menus that highway visitors enjoy a lot. These are the menu you must try!

Grilled Food

Before you enter the inside of a highway rest area building, you can see many vendors selling grilled food. These are the menus that people imagine when they think about the highway rest area’s snack. Most people bring them to their cars and eat them while they are driving. They are around 2,000 to 5,000 won. If you have companies, why don’t you guys buy different snacks and share them?




Skewer food

As much as the grilled items, skewer snacks are beloved, especially by children. When you order a skewer snack, the person at the vendor starts frying or making the skewer snack in front of you. You would probably not be able to describe the joy of biting freshly fried skewer snacks. There are many kinds of skewer snacks from a fish skewer to a chicken skewer. I bet you are tempted to spend all of your money to taste every skewer in the vendors.





If you have time to sit and have a somewhat proper meal, go inside the highway rest area. You can find a food court serving numerous menus that probably makes you confusing. Try our recommended menus first, if you haven’t. Unlike the food we introduced above, the menus below cost around 7,000 ~ 8,000 won. Due to the crowd, it may take some time to get your food after ordering, so check how much time you can spend at the highway rest area.

pork curtlet


tofu soup

Food is an important part of traveling. We bet you will find something at a highway rest area that could maximize your travel fun.

As a bonus, these are highway rest areas with unique characteristics that you may find interesting to visit.

Donghae (meaning East Sea) highway rest area in Donghae highway (East Sea direction) is a well-known place to enjoy the panorama of the vast East Sea. You can take pictures with the background of breathtaking East Sea and send a postcard for free to those whom you want to share your feeling of travel.

donghae highway stop

Bosung green tea highway rest area in Namhae (meaning South Sea) highway (Gwangyang direction) utilizes a green tea concept from Bosung area, the biggest green tea farm in Korea. Photo zones with green tea farm backgrounds are available. Trees with many light bulbs are installed in the highway rest area, which makes a night visit more memorable. Also, you can enjoy many menus based on Green tea.

bosung highway stop


5 thoughts on “Classic Korean highway rest area’s food you must not miss!

      1. One of them was on the spurr of thr moment my friends and i drove all the way to Seokcho… on motorbikes… ate lunch… and then drove back… it was fun but the coldest I’ve been in my life.

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