Busan’s cosmopolitan nature is reflected in its culinary options. One of the most interesting eating areas is opposite the train station – no five-star paradise, but rather a motley crew of snack bars catering to sailors and assorted night-crawlers. Here, “Shanghai Street” provides a wealth of safe but relatively expensive Chinese restaurants, before merging effortlessly into “Texas Street”, home to a lower-key choice of outlets; despite the American name, the most appealing food here lies in the cheap, cheerful Filipino snack-halls. The area running from the station to Jagalchi Fish Market is uninspired, though Korean staples are easy to track down, while the student areas are predictably cheap – take your pick from innumerable meat houses or izakaya-style Japanese restaurant-bars. If you’re looking for something a little classier head to one of the five-star hotels around Haeundae beach.
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