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Koreans’ Favorite Snack, Tteokbokki Venues in Jeonju: Modurang and Sangsan Tteokbokki


The most popular street food (also ‘school food’) is tteokbokki (stir-fried rice cakes). The most common tteokbokki is the spicy gochujang (red chilli paste) sauce one. However, there are different variations according to the sauce such as black bean sauce, rosé sauce (cream and tomato sauce), sweet soy sauce, etc. The variations can also be according to the rice cake: wheat, rice, cheese inside, etc. Today, I’ll introduce decades-old tteokbokki venues in Jeonju.



Modurang is about 30 years old tteokbokki venue near Jeonbuk National University. They serve a stew-style tteokbokki. It’s served over the portable gas stove on the table.

Inside Modurang is wider than it seems from the outside.

I can order extra ingredients for my tteokbokki-stew, such as sausages, brisket slices, mozzarella cheese, sweet potato noodles, ramyun noodles, a boiled egg, and etc. I do recommend ordering some of the extras.


I can also add some mozzarella cheese over my fried rice.



Address: Myeongryun 4gil 21-6, Deokjingu, Jeonju

Contact: 063-909-5201

Opening hours: 10:00 – 21:00 every day



Sangsan Tteokbokki

In Korea, tteokbokki is also an ‘after school food’ for students. When I feel nostalgic, I visit Sangsan Tteokbokki, a 25-year-old tteokbokki venue.

Sangsan Tteokbokki started as a small roadside food cart in front of Sangsan High School in Jeonju. Now it has a proper venue near the high school.

As I enter, I see the rice cakes and fish cakes boiling in the beautiful red spicy sauce. The smell is very mouth-watering. The menu is as follows:


Tteokbokki 4,500 won

Hot dog (Corn dog) 1,500 won

Tuigim (Deep fried squid/Deep fried glass noodle roll/Both) 4,500 won

Omook (Fish cake) 500 won

I ordered tteokbokki and both deep fried squid and glass noodle roll. The fries go very well with the tteokbokki sauce.

The fries are deep fried again upon order. I love crunchy the sound of slicing the fries.

My tteokbokki and fries are served. The food here is old school, travelling back in time. I loved the chewy and firm texture of the tteokbokki (wheat cakes are more soft). The fries go perfectly well with the tteokbokki broth.


Sangsan Tteokbokki

Hyojacheonbyeon 2gil 13, Wansangu, Jeonju

Contact: 063-225-8981

Opening hours: 11:30 – 22:00, closed on the first and the third Saturdays and every Sunday.

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  • Jared Sandler

    Tteokbokki venues in Jeonju look delicious. Good story about Sangsan Tteokbokki being able to move into a proper restaurant space. Great up-close pictures of the tteokbokki at Sangsan Tteokbokki!

  • Ever Enrique Castillo Osorio

    After arrived to Korea I thought tteokbokki must be very spicy, but the levels are different and nowadays is one of my favorite foods here. I like to taste it in different places because they are always combined with other ingredients typical of each place and it results in a very good culinary experience.

  • Radhakrishna Pillai N

    Modurang and Sangsan Tteokbokki recipes and other stories are very impressive.Your story is a real treat.

  • Kriti Sana

    Although in Korean foods kimchi is one of my favourite but in which you post praise about tteokbokki i like to taste it also. It looks awesome in taste and deliciousness is coming outside from the pictures😋😋😋😋😋

  • Tanu Singh

    Hello dear @Jeonjucity.kr 😊😊😊😊
    I like Tteokbokki very much its my preference food in korea It’s super delicious, umami rich and highly addictive! So much so that even if your tummy is full, you will still have some room for these spicy rice cakes! 😉y first taste of Korean food was tteokbokki – thick, chewy soft chubby rods of rice cakes enrobed in a spicy-salty-slightly sweet red pepper sauce.It has all the elements to be liked. The texture, the sauce and the easiness! ❤️

  • Mukesh Kumar

    I am interested in cuisines.
    TTEOKBOKKI location in Jeonju I just made this dish and love it! It took me back to many years I spent in Korea This dish reminded me of my time in Korea and it tasted better than some street tetobokki and it was all possible because of you in this post I have your heart thank you from I added an extra tablespoon of gochujang (I like it hot) and replaced the broth with my beef collagen powder to which I added 2 cups of water. Will definitely make it again and definitely recommend your recipe. And will soon travel to the great city Jeonju with her family. Thank 👍

  • Rakhi Sharma

    Snacks are my all time favourite and when we talk about snacks water came in my mouth after listening the praise of Tteokbokki. Once i taste😋😋😋 it i came fall in love 😍😍😍with it’s deliciousness.Tteokbokki being able to move into a proper restaurant space

  • Kasim Abubakr Kasim

    Tetokbokki is my favorite food. I always try to make it at my home but it can’t be made like Korea, even today I remember that day. The Tetokbokki site is about 30 years old when I ate Tetokbokki with my father during my trip to Korea, near Modurang Jeonbuk National University. Which has been introduced by you in this post. Me and my father were very happy that day. Because both of us had eaten such excellent food for the first time in our lives that day till today I remember how wonderful Tetokbokki was.

    I asked my father for a trip to Korea, he has given yes, will travel after these difficult days. I am very happy today because I am getting a chance to see the past again.

  • Manvi Singh

    Hello, dear😊😊😊 Jeonjucity team. Thanks for giving the brief of my favourite food Tteokbokki it’s one of my favourite food.Tteokbokki is one of the most popular South Korean foods. You can find it pretty much anywhere in Korea, at restaurants, markets, and street food stalls, even at some subway stations. When i was sixteen i try it first time it was a wonderful day and when take first bite of Tteokbokki i fall in 😘😘😘love with it’s deliciousness.
    I’ve been exposed to Korean food since childhood but my experience was limited to the most popular Korean dishes.

  • Hayat Khan

    I was quickly looking through the noodle section when my eyes caught a glance of Tteokbokki. Although my legs kept moving, my eyes remained locked on this miraculous find. Putting my legs in reverse, I took a closer look at this new found tteokbokki.it was my first time to eat tteokbokki. It gives me a delicious experience.

  • Uvaish Ansari

    Modurang and Sangsan Tteokbokki recipes is really amazing tasty. I am definitely going to korea and taste korea food.

  • Abbey Fox

    I love tteokbokki! It’s the perfect late-night snack food. I’m looking forward to trying these spots 🙂

  • Firasat Ali

    Dear, Jeonju, All about Korea

    I am very much looking forward to visit Korea. I am excited to see the famous places of Korea and taste the famous food of Korea. I would love to taste the famous Korean snack Tteokbokki. Snack Tteokbokki is really very tasty and popular food. I would definitely relish Snack Tteokbokki while visiting Korea.This Snack Tteokbokki is really very tasty and wonderful.

    Thanks a lot.

  • Mohd Babu Ansari

    I would love to taste this delicious Snack Tteokbokki meal. It really is this fantastic food. This food is delicious and efficiently. I will be traveling to Korea very soon and will taste Snack Tteokbokki food.

  • Nazim Khan


    First of all I want to thank Jeonju, all about Korea. I have learned a lot of valuable information from this page. I will be traveling to Korean country very soon and get to taste Korean food to the fullest. I would love to taste Modurang Tteokbokki  first. This is my most popular dish.

  • Rifakat Ali

    I want to go with Modurang Tteokbokki. It is very tasty and wonderful. I definitely want to taste this Modurang Tteokbokki. It is indeed one of the very tasty and popular dishes. I will definitely relish Modurang Tteokbokki while traveling to Korea. It is very flavorful and flavorful.

  • Mohammad Sameer

    Dear,, team
    Jeonju, the all about Korea page is really beautiful and popular. Shares very cool and interesting information to all of us. I will always be grateful to you. Because you have always provided correct information. I am very fond of Korean food. I would like to taste Snack Tteokbokki very soon. It is very tasty and flavourful. Thank you so much for sharing Korean food with us.

  • Rashid Ansari Ali

    Hi, dear
    This is really amazing and beautiful Modurang Tteokbokki. I really like Korean dishes a lot. Korean Dishes are really delicious and have an interesting taste. I choose Modurang Tteokbokki. This dish is really very famous and delicious. We all should taste it.

  • Summer Alam

    I have been very fond of Korean food since childhood. I have tasted the following types of Korean cuisine. Korean cuisine is actually very tasty and spicy. Due to which the growth in our body increases more rapidly. Very soon I will taste Modurang Tteokbokki This dish is very tasty and spicy. I warmly congratulate and welcome Korea. Offered us so many delicious dishes.

  • Touseem Ansari

    First of all I want to thank Jeonju team. Which introduced very tasty and wonderful dishes for us. First of all I would love to taste Snack Tteokbokki. Snack Tteokbokki is very tasty and spicy. I love Spicy Snack Tteokbokki. I will definitely try Snack Tteokbokki.

  • Najis Be

    Hi, dear team

    Snack Tteokbokki is one of my favorite dishes. It is very tasty and wonderful. I always think about Snack Tteokbokki. But haven’t tasted it yet. I will taste the wonderfully delicious Snack Tteokbokki dish during my visit to the Korean country. It is very tasty and spicy and efficiently healthy.

    Thanks a lot,

  • Era Khan

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    Thanks a lot.

  • Tasleem Mansour

    Dear Jeonju, I love Korea food very much. I want to eat Tteokbokki made in Jeonju Jeonju city is the pride of Korea. We cannot get to see such beauty as Jeonju city in any city of the world, nor can we get food like Jeonju city Jeonju you are great Jeonju was looking for a place to go somewhere for a long time. Now after a long time I got your post Jeonju is completely glowing at this time. And is pulling me towards you. will travel soon.

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