What to Do in Busan: Local Markets, Korea Sushi, and More

So we just got back from filming, and this is our absolutely incredible view. What’s funny is this Airbnb; like it looked like we’re gonna live in a basement of like a murder house, and then we came in here and we’re like “Holy crap.” That’s the view. So lovely. We’re currently here in Busan, the second largest city in all of Korea, and unless you’re like super familiar with Korea, you probably haven’t really heard of this city before. We live in Seoul and in our videos around Seoul, we try to show you the cooler, more charming, and less tourist-y parts of Seoul. And in this video for Busan, we’re gonna try to show you some of that as well. So welcome to Haeundae beach, the most famous beach in all of Busan and probably the most famous beach in all of Korea altogether. Yeah, everybody knows this beach. And it’s right–kind of like the city-center of Busan, so surrounding us is like all of these huge skyscrapers. This is like that beach night club neighborhood. And as you can see, it’s actually really quite pretty, but the problem is that it’s a bit too famous and everybody knows about it, so in the summertime, it gets exceptionally crowded. So if this sounds like your kind of thing, you can definitely come to Haeundae beach. Or you can come to Songdo where there’s nobody here. There’s nobody here! There’s nobody… Now, we’re obviously not here on the peak season in the summertime, but we have gone to Haeundae in the summertime [M] and it’s just like, [S] It’s a bad idea. [M] it’s just like: [S] Don’t do it. [M] like people everywhere [S] Some club like this: [M] like, I’m gonna go swimming… [S] Sweaty club. But there’s so many beaches in Busan, it’s like we would recommend you go into a less crazy one. Lesser beach. Unless you wanna pick up mad honeys. Then go to Haeundae. And be like: “Hey guys…” (boob dance) You’re a boy! You are supposed to make flex-y worms like “Hey girl.” Oh, I thought I was doing the boobies. That’s–I got that. Why are you being a girl? He just wish he had boobs. I would, I would never date anybody. Just touch my boobs all day. ♪ Boobs, boobs, boobs, boobs are the best. How do you function in society if you have boobs? I’d just like, [S] I’d be in my room just playing with my boobs. [M] I’m gonna go play on the beach! I miss the Jeju water. These are colder. And busier. Less hippies here; I miss all the Jeju hippies. I mean, I don’t see anybody with a beard here. You are a hippie, look at your beard. Yeah, I know. I’m like the only one here, where are my people at? Now even though you might have been to Seoul already and you’ve had a lot of street food, do not miss out the opportunity to have street food in Busan because it’s actually quite different; even the basic thing, like the odeng, like the eomuk. Time to eat everything! I feel like the good ones are like deeply hidden inside. Would you go as far as to say… deep inside, deep inside, [M] deep inside. [S] Oh, look at that gochujigam right there! Do you see that? The one of my all-time favorites, the gochujigam, it’s actually like a rare Pokemon to find. [L] It’s my favorite– [M] It’s my favorite too! I have never had jigam this good in Seoul. Holy sh*t. Now coming to marketplaces like this is totally awesome, but I think if you haven’t been living in Korea, it can be a little bit overwhelming; you don’t know what to pick, what food to eat, like where you gonna go. So if you’re staying at an Airbnb, you could just message your host, and wind up asking him what he would recommend at a place like this. Or she. Or she. He or she. You could just aim for like one street food like “What is the one thing that I have to get?” and they can give you that kind of advice. I’m sure they can even write it in Korean for you. And then you could just hold it right up to someone and be like: Do you wanna try one of these two? Now this, I have never seen before. We are all trying to guess what it is, we thought it was like eomuk with something. I think it’s like–eomuk is basically the fishcake–and she said that it’s very spicy, so I think it’s made with the chopped super mega spicy tiny green peppers in Korea. But I don’t know what else is in it, so it’s my first time ever trying this. It’s not that spicy but it’s got that kick that you can definitely taste. Yeah, this might be too spicy for SooZee. SooZee can’t handle it. ‘Kay, SooZee… [S] Gross! [M] You don’t like peppers? SooZee’s like “I hate peppers!” Busan’s also really famous for its annual film festival known as Biff, and if you’re a tourist, you can go to one of the “Biff centers.” But you can also go to– –you could just come to the place that they film everything like I’ve seen a million Korean dramas, music videos, I’ve seen movies, I’ve even seen Japanese, Korean dramas that have like somehow acrossed to here, so it’s very famous. It’s called Gamcheon Culture Village, also known as Santorini or Machu Picchu. Time to explore! I’m gonna buy everything… what? No… This is such a cute little area, you see tons of people with cameras taking nice pictures of little, tiny stairwells and little art pieces here, and– flowers dotted all over the place, This is such a cute, quaint little spot, you’re gonna love it here. This kind of reminds me of Bukchon village in Seoul, except these houses aren’t as old, but like–it doesn’t feel like a Korean style house. Not at all. Now, Busan is famous for its beaches, but because it’s a port city, it also has some really kick-ass seafood, I mean like it’s better than Seoul seafood. So much better than Seoul. I said it, it’s really, really fresh and amazing. Now while most tour guides are gonna tell you to come here to Jagalchi fish market for the seafood, I recommend instead to go to– –or you can come to Mirak Hwe where all the locals eat. You know, there’s nothing wrong with the other market, it’s just that they kinda hack up the prices since they know they can, so you can get a better deal at this place. I’m ready to eat some raw fish straight from the ocean into my hands. Why–won’t you use chopsticks? It’s gonna be gross. You’re gross! Behave yourself! Like, really so fresh and amazing. We’ve had like a lot of these before. (gasps) It’s the important (inaudible) fish as well. That looks like a ginormous flounder. Wow. They are aggressive salesman here, they’re like “Hey. Eat this. Right now. Go. Stop talking. Put it in your mouth. Give me the money. Right now. We’re done. Transaction over.” So that’s it for our mini guide to Busan, obviously we’re just scratching the surface–there’s a lot more Busan has to offer. But I hope it kind of sits you in the right direction if you’re planning on visiting Busan. Make sure you subscribe because we also went to Jeju Island on this road trip and we got loads of amazing food and adventure programs coming your way, all so delicious and nutritious. Oh man. You guys are gonna be drooling over these videos. Oh, so good! Mmm! Subscribe… Memories… Subtitles by gianccm

100 comments on “What to Do in Busan: Local Markets, Korea Sushi, and More”

  1. Jazzie Red says:

    Can you go over real estate, price range, and what that is like if you are a foreigner and want to buy?  Busan is beautiful.

  2. fiorita says:

    Wasn't the ex girlfriends club filmed there?

  3. djazzy says:

    At 6:14, POPCORN Hostel… WTF?!?! Hahahahaha 🙂

  4. Jay says:

    I'm just waiting for an internationalARMY to comment about the one thing they want to see in Busan 😂

  5. A.C.E's Park Junhee wrecked me hard says:

    2:42 MISTERY!!! There was someone coming outside the ocean behind Simon and suddenly he "blop" went invisible xDDD

  6. typoded says:

    4:45 she said it is very spicy because you are white LOL

  7. Yasmin White says:

    how busy is the beetle ferry from busan to fukuoka? is it possible to buy the ticket the same day?

  8. Busan ddadang says:

    I subscribed. You, too?

  9. Korean Peninsula says:

    Love Busan,  Love Jeju.

  10. joeandjojo says:

    What is gochujigam? Google doesn't know.

  11. TheLivingDeadOne says:


  12. TheLivingDeadOne says:

    4:55 Ok I think you fed Suzy a mouse. I saw that tail.

  13. awaketogrey says:

    the problem with songdo beach is that the subway doesn't run there so you'd have to go a bit out of your way to get there if you don't own a car. if you don't mind going out of your way then i'd recommend dadaepo beach instead. songdo is pretty small, but dadaepo is huge and has the most amazing views. it's also more isolated so it tends to be way less crowded during peak months.

  14. Leora Cho says:

    Do a video about the Busan dialect pleaseeeee

  15. Diego Farfan says:

    Wait, what? Machupichu? I am from Peru. I need to investigate since when it is called like that there.

  16. Nicole Tan says:

    how many days do you recommend to have in Busan?

  17. Choi sila. says:

    What to do in busan?

    find jungkook's house🍴👄.

  18. sxsr says:

    What to do in busan… *instantly thought of jimin kookie…*lets find their homes..

  19. j john says:

    world biggest department store is in busan

  20. Jason Borotra says:

    Hello everyone! Please check out my bilingual (French and English) blog about Korea and my travels in Vietnam. I am a French and Canadian guy living in Busan, South Korea and writing this blog with my Korean girlfriend. Thanks!!

    Korea for those interested! https://frenchandkorean.wordpress.com/category/korea-coree/

  21. Surakshya Dhungana says:

    beutiful BUSAN …Beutiful people !!!

  22. Mama Meili says:

    I like this channel but I feel like I watch them like soozee and simon are like mukbang for me.

    Isn't that sort of what this channel is? Like recorded mukbang and travel channel.

  23. Columbus Channel says:

    thanks for the video
    I was there last week
    I went to lot of those
    (Jagalchi, hongdae..)

  24. Simon and Martina says:

    Indonesian subtitles are now up. Woohoo! Thank you for making them, whoever you are!

  25. Panda says:

    Hi Simon & Martina. Out of curiosity, do you think one week is too short for two clueless Americans to enjoy places in Korea? Don't really have a list of places to visit yet but Seoul, Busan and Jeju for sure…and maybe Hongdae just to see what the rage is all about.

  26. As Told By Kat says:

    I had to re-watch this, because I finally made it to Busan during Chuseok. I wanted to see what places I could recognize; we actually stayed in a hotel right on Gwangali Beach, and it was FANTASTIC. I loved going there every night; and Gamcheon was just…beautiful, and made my liberal arts uni background happy. If you ever go back, there's a makgeolli bar that you HAVE to try! It's called 천탁 (or Tony's), and it's near Kyungsung University. The food is phenomenal, and it's been around for years; you can tell just by the pictures and scrawlings on the wall!

  27. Robby McN says:

    I was in Busan 2009/2010. Simon and I conversed a tad online about TDSB jobs and this and that (though it was long enough ago i neither remember the full context nor the platform that serviced such communication… Facebook, Twitter, what WAS 2010 anyway?) and he kindly shared some files of his battleship games and etc etc. Anyway, Simon and Martina it looks like you two are FUCKING thriving over there. Congrats.Y'all seemed like such genuinely rad people and it melts my heart to see that you are continuing to build on all your success. Keep killing it you two!

  28. simon lee says:

    what is airbnb?

  29. simon lee says:

    what is airbnb?

  30. Sen says:

    this is your best video yet. i love the transitions and the ending piece was …. just amazing. so peaceful and relaxing. the perfect ending.

  31. eastari says:

    Ahh! I did my exchange in Busan last year. You covered a lot of places where my friends and I hung out. Love this video~

  32. Mridula Deshpande says:

    5:43 …..RelationshipGoals

  33. Alyssa Pun says:

    Is Gamcheon the place Running Man filmed at??

  34. Kiko Bang says:

    Every time I hear about Busan I just think about SsamD xD

  35. Simon and Martina says:

    And now Finnish subtitles are up! Thank you for the help, kind stranger!

  36. dntgtyerknkrsnatwst says:

    I'm heading to Busan this weekend for the Holi festival- so glad I decided to watch this video again! I'm definitely visiting a few of these places, thanks EyK!

  37. Walking Distance says:

    Thank you for a great video and awesome channel 🙂 we are visiting Korea in 3 weeks and very excited!!!!

  38. Kirbynextdoor says:

    Confession: I wish your videos had a second thumbs up button just for Soo Zee

  39. Kelly Rigney says:

    Would love to stay at this AirBnb… could you give me their profile?! Thanks love you guys!!!

  40. PinkFaline Art&Design says:

    Busan ppl tend to avoid going to Haeundae in summer. Too many ppl. Gwangali is decent.^^

  41. Paul Park says:

    hey, ae you still living in Korea? I wanna date with him lol

  42. 사랑이지헤 says:

    부산은 일본과 지리적으로 가까운 관계로 어묵(한국어)/오뎅(일본어)이 유명하답니다. 부산 국제 시장에 가면 일본오뎅 못지않은 오뎅집이 있을겁니다.

  43. 배원준 says:

    shes happiness women

  44. 배원준 says:

    l seemed he is power man

  45. Amit Sujauddin says:


  46. 최두치TV says:


  47. Blue Winter says:

    Excellent video! You two are so cute together!
    Fav Part : 5:29 "Time to explorrrRRrre" ROFL

  48. grace says:

    Anyone else from Busan here?

  49. journeytothestars7 says:

    재밌게 잘봤습니다 다만 부산 관광하시는 분들이 오해하지 말았으면 하는 점이 부산은 해운대 주변을 제외하면 바닷가일수록 못사는 동네고 인구도 적습니다…. 대부분의 인구가 내륙쪽에 삽니다 즐기시는건 좋은데 제발 부산을 오해하지 마셨으면 좋겠네요

  50. Mike Oleksa says:

    I actually lived there at Camp Hialeah while in the 552nd MP Co. I'm don't even know if they are still there to be honest. I was there in 1990 and 91. I alos spent some time up near Daegu in Waegwan at Camp Carroll in the 260th MP Co. In Busan I loved going to the underground market that was in the subway near the train station. Not much has actually changed from what you did show in the video. What I wouldn't give for something simple like yaki mandu and kimchi rice. Or a silly ass schnitzel sandwich. lol

  51. anton tannn says:


  52. Marissa Forgie says:

    I lived in Busan for 1 month and you guys did everything I did. I miss it soooooooo much, I wish I was still there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! P.S. I seriously love you two <3

  53. KPopBreakdown says:

    Songdo is so pretty… will be there in two weeks.

  54. Gil Garza says:

    Great music guys! Nice transitions too.

  55. Suyog Ikhankar says:

    Where you guys actually live and do for a living? I like Seoul basically but I'm Vegetarian so what options are available for foodies like me in Seoul?

  56. SER CEM says:

    you are so funny couple together 😅

  57. Mary Arrezola says:

    love your video. I am planning on taking a cruise late December (very cold right?). What is their to do in Busan in under 9 hours near the port? Please advise!!

  58. TheHelloGamer says:

    step one: survive a zombie apocalypse

  59. Michael Felix says:


  60. SubscribeItWontHURT says:

    Glad u make it there. too many zombies

  61. GOLD GAMER says:

    is there zombie in there

  62. GOLD GAMER says:

    like train to busan

  63. GOLD GAMER says:

    joongkook is there

  64. L e e n ä h says:

    who came from train to busan?

  65. Luke Martin says:

    Make more videos like this in japan:(

  66. Nikolaus Southwick says:

    Song starting at 2:17?

  67. Rose May Aparicio says:

    Watch Train to Busan.

    Im using my mom's acc.. heh

  68. Sierra_Wow _Its_Meee says:


  69. deena alrizky says:

    Hi, can you share the link or the name of this hostel. Thank you.

  70. spindext says:

    Isn't bupyeong market in incheon?

  71. Nik Nik says:

    What is winter like?  I am traveling to Busan in December and will be there for New Year. Any Recommendations?

  72. amaar love says:

    How cost one room in busan

  73. Kellsey Dawn Beaver Starr says:

    "I'd be in my room just playing with my boobs" how do you know that we don't Simon?

  74. art johnson says:

    I went to Pusan four times, the first was in 1975.  It's a whole new city, I wouldn't know my way around.  I did stay there in 82 for four months.

  75. Pichu0123 says:

    I'm going to Korea for the first time in my life this March, and I need inspiration on where to go and what to do. Thank you Simon and Martina for these videos! Gonna go through all of them right now! :DD

  76. Indah Julianty says:

    Hi Simon and Martina, in between Jeju and Busan which one worth more visiting in fall or winter time. cheers..

  77. Captain Trinidad says:

    Who's here because of Train To Busan?

  78. Loren says:

    Thanks for uploading this video Simon and Martina~ It's really helpful 😀

  79. MultiKled says:

    what is the time the light show on gwanganli play on june?

  80. Turisteando says:

    I'm only going for a day, what do we do?

  81. TomoyaKun100 says:

    Oh no! The listing on Airbnb is no longer available T.T Hopefully I can find another place. I do enjoy these videos though and will use them for my future trip to Busan :3

  82. WaldorfianTraveler says:

    what app was that?

  83. ruskie says:

    made me laugh and cry a lil, I miss Korea :')

  84. No Cap FrFr Lit Fam says:

    Did you take a train to busan?

  85. Markas Rowman says:

    Dam glad U girl n guy having dam good time.

  86. Jaselyn Ong says:

    Hey which Airbnb did you stay at? The listing you posted doesn't seem available anymore 🙁

  87. Saky queen says:

    hshagahhahga lol at nobody is here running xD

  88. Kevin Choi says:

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  89. Raja Aidit says:

    hey guys, couple of questions.

    The restaurant that you guys ate in at 8:30, did you guys buy the raw seafood at the market or just dined-in the restaurant? And what did that meal cost you in KRW ?

  90. Wonwoo Choi says:

    You guys much know about korea than me lol

  91. Duck says:


  92. Mayra Vega says:

    The shot of the markets on the street at about 7min 40sec looks just like the Korean markets in the El Paso and Mexico boarder in the USA!!!

  93. C B says:

    I really want to book this airbnb! I tried clicking, but it won’t work! I’m going to Japan and Korea in April. You guys inspired me!❤️

  94. Skull Girrl says:

    matching outfits for the win

  95. AL Mustafa B Mohd Sapawi says:

    wow nice place to visit….

  96. Hey J says:

    What's the restaurant where you ate grilled seafood?

  97. lostusaslambus says:

    I know you all posted this ages ago but I'm going to be in Busan next month and I"m so excited for this video

  98. MetalOfHeaven777 says:

    Spending next week's three day weekend in Busan! Can't wait to try all the fewds and spend some time on the beach!
    Any other recommendations??

  99. Emily Xie says:

    What's the name of this Airbnb?

  100. Mike&Ash Experience says:

    Dope Video! Sending blessing your way, Keep inspiring!🎒🙌🏻

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