Korean street food is a major thing that you shouldn’t miss out on if you’re in Korea! You’ll find them lining the streets of Seoul in places like Hongdae, Ewha Womans University, Itaewon, Daehakro and many more!
Best of all, they’re both cheap and delicious! Here are some of our favorites for the winter.
1. Egg Bread (“Gyeran Bbang”)
As the name suggests, this sweet, hot and fluffy little loaf of bread has a whole egg inside that will arise with warm steam when you bite into it. It’s the perfect snack to warm you up during the freezing winter!
2. Goldfish Bread (“Boong-uh-ppang”)
Shaped like a fish and full of sweet red bean filling, this delicious treat has been around for decades and is a nostalgic snack to Koreans. A “boong-uh” is a crucian carp, which looks like a big goldfish.
There’s also a more recent version with ice cream and strawberries in its mouth!
3. Herb Cup Chicken
A variation of Korean style fried chicken consisting of fried potato nuggets, rice cakes and fried chicken all topped with a sweet and spicy sauce and mustard! Yum!
4. Sweet Korean Pancake (“Hotteok”)
Another food that’s perfect for the cold is “Hotteok”, a warm, gooey and sweet dessert pancake filled with sugar, honey, nuts and cinnamon. Isn’t your mouth watering just thinking about it?
5. Sweet and Sour Pork with Cheese
Also known as “Tang Soo Yook”, this sweet and sour pork is filled to the brim in a cup or container and drizzled with lots of cheese!
6. Chicken Skewers (“Dakkochi”)
This skewer is filled with chewy chicken, green onions and glazed with various marinades and sauces such as spicy chili, soy sauce and barbecue!
A croquette is a small breadcrumbed fried food roll containing ingredients like shrimp, mozzarella, sweet potato, vegetable, curry, potato and more!
8. Water Drop Pudding
Sounds odd, but it’s actually quite delicious! Originally from Japan, it resembles a large drop of water, but is actually a cake. There are flavors like strawberry, mango, plain and more as well as glazes and a helping of sliced almonds on the side. Consume within 30 minutes or it will turn into a sweet puddle of water!
9. Deep-fried Squid (“Ozzang”)
Known as “Ozzang,” this is a skewered squid that is deep fried whole. The oil is changed once or twice a day to guarantee top taste and crispiness. You can get it in plain, spicy and sweet onion flavors!
10. Tornado Big Hotdog
A staggering 32 centimeters long, this sausage is wrapped in pastry and comes in 3 flavors: original, cheese and spicy! It’s sure to be a hearty and delicious meal!
Which foods have you already tried and which are you dying to try? Let us know and make sure you check out our post on Myeongdong street foods as well here!
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