Let me tell you one thing, prior to leaving for Korea, you know what I've been doing? *blushes* Watching Youtube videos on Korean Street Food and drooling as I got excited! I have my Korean street food to eat in mind the moment I get off the plane!
As reported, the weather was a bit disappointing on the first night! Streets are deserted and I thought I won't be able to eat anything on that fateful night! I nearly shrieked when I saw a stand and I went up to the lovely lady and pointed at what I want right away! She's actually smiling because I look like a wet and hungry cat begging for leftovers! *laughs*
Korean French Fry Coated Hotdog
I love fries and I love hotdogs! Who in the smartest mind would have thought of combining the 2 together and put it on a stick??? Well, the Koreans did! I have something else in mind when I took a bite on this but it tastes quite different as to what I've expected! The fries is actually mixed with starch so its not as tasty as I've expected. Starch is probably used for the fries to stick to the hotdog! Wonderful experience though!
Ddeok-Boggi (rice cake) On Stick
and Various Meat and Hotdog On Stick
The weather is a bit cool and the Rice Cake on Stick tastes a bit bland! I was expecting the rice cake to be tastier but it's a bit hard to bite! I actually did not finish it and threw out the rest (sorry). On the other hand, we enjoyed the various meat and hotdog on stick! Very delicious!
As we all know, Ddeok or Korean Rice Cakes are made in various ways to celebrate different types of occasions! Even Chinese does that! My first time to try street food Ddeok-boggi isn't that good so I told myself I have to give it a second try! Thank goodness for long lines I've seen in one stall, I ordered it and had this "satisfied" look before I left Korea! It's really delicious! One order includes Rice Cakes and Tofu Skin! The sauce is spicy but bearable! LOVE!
JapChae Street Food Stuffing
It was starting to rain and we are on our way to have our dinner in a restaurant when we chanced up the guy selling these! The hubby knew about this and said he wanted to try these! We were asked if we want spicy or non-spicy! We chose to try the spicy version! It's hot to bite and it has Jap Chae stuffing! You can put ketchup and mustard on it! The rice and flour mixture tastes really good and its actually a bit crunchy on some areas which makes it even more tasty!
Sorry, wasn't able to take a shot of the filling as it was starting to rain and we have to run! Well, we ate while running! LOL
Crunchy Squid ChipsVery crunchy and tastes super good! We love it so much we brought home 2 bags of these!!!
Korean Chicken WrapsThough I'm allergic to a lot of seafood and chicken, I popped in an anti-histamine tablet and ate away! I was a bit full when I've given these Chicken Wraps a try! But with one bite, I actually went back to the man who sells these and gave him a "thumbs up" sign to show him my appreciation of selling such lovely tasting food!
Grilled Chicken, like the Turkey style shawarma, included are coleslow and sauce! The sauces used tastes really unique. Sweet and tangy!
Chicken, Rice Cake and Hash Pops
I actually invented the names so don't take my word for it! The first time I saw them, I was quite full so I gave it a pass. On our last night in Korea, I told the hubby I have to give it a try! You can actually mix them all in one order! I chose to give rice cake a skip and chose for Chicken and Hash Potatoes! They mix both ingredients together and pour the infamous red sauce that they use on Ddeok-boggi! I seem to grab the hash potatoes more than the chicken! KFC pops tastes much better in my opinion. Hehehe
So many different sausage stands in Seoul! I guess it's one easy to eat streetfood that's filling! I've seen various types of sausages!
There are the sausage wrapped in seaweed, sausage wrapped in bacon, sausage stuffed with rice cakes
And of course, there are just regular sausages that you can freely put ketchup and mustard!
"Boong-uh Bbang" or Carb Bread/Cake
This is one unique street food that caught the attention of Mr. AMW. They cook them fresh right in front of you! They pour the batter into a fish mold and fill it with either sweet red bean paste or mashed potatoes with cheese. We ordered potatoes with cheese for the filling. Tastes really good! They usually tear off the sides and leave the "fish" shape, but the seller is quite nice and left the extras for us to munch on!
These are actually available locally, I've seen people lining up to order their own spiral potatoes and I was a bit surprised to find them on the streets of Myeongdong too! I haven't tried the local version but the Korean version ain't bad! They're not as crunchy though because they were exposed on air!
Various Fishballs, Squidballs and Meatballs
You can't go wrong with this streetfood! They serve it to you on a cup, remove the stick and add with soup! You can drink the soup after eating this! We had this at the ferry terminal to Nami Island.
Bought these from the Yongsan Train Station. They sell various kinds of snacks and I asked for a small piece to taste! The lady obliged and I actually like it! Tastes like ice cream sugar cones! One pack consists regular sugar cone chips and the other one mixed with nori.
Korean Rice Crispies
I actually saw these on Korean drama series a couple of times! They are mostly sold on streets! We have sold locally but ours are sweeter! This actually tastes a bit bland, and you can taste the strong "rice" flavor. Imagine scraping the bottom part of the rice cooker? Tastes exactly like that!
*whew* Definitely food tripping right? I think AMW and Mr. AMW already tried 75% of the Korean street food! I am glad to food trip with my hubby and it was great experience! Most of the ones we tried are quite good and we're quite happy!
Seriously, never miss street food when you visit Korea!
Streetfood prices range: 1,000Won-4,000W (approx Php40.00-160) (approx $1.00-3.50)
Keep smilin'Stay happy!