For the past couple of lunchtimes, we’ve brought you Taiwanese street food and more Taiwanese street food, but street food is also a big part of local life in Korea. Here is a sampling of some of the yummy treats you can get on the streets of Korea!
Don’t mistake this for an ice cream sundae! Sundae is a kind of blood sausage, stuffing a cow or pig’s intestine with a variety of ingredients. It’s usually boiled or steamed.
Dried Squid / Octopus
I’ve had something similar in Hawaii before, and these are delicious and have a wonderful texture. They usually have the shredded and dried varieties available.
Similar to a chewy gnocchi, the bright red rice cake is the staple of street food in Korea. They’re not that spicy despite their appearances. Served hot!
Massive Ice Cream Cone
Korean ice cream is really, really good. I love that they serve these in a small cone but piled about a foot high!
Beondegi are steamed or boiled silkworm pupae that are seasoned and eaten as a snack. I’ve never had them before, but they are known to have a chewy texture. They are more popular in certain areas such as dongdaemun, where there are a lot of traditional markets.
Yummy potato cut into a spiral shape and served on a stick. YES!
… and they even have a version with a hotdog in it. DROOL.
Which one of these eats would you try first?
(source: www.migrationology.com, en.korea.com)