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A Guide to Korean Street Foods

A Guide to Korean Street Foods
One of the number one reasons people travel abroad to Seoul, Korea is for its amazing range of food. In particular, Korea's street food are unforgettable and is what makes people want to go back for more. The type of delicacies that are available on the streets of Seoul are for any age from kids to even elder, they are loved dishes that everyone anywhere can enjoy in Korea. We've got your guide to what you should definitely have on your street food check-list when in Korea.

Tteokbokki (Spicy Rice Cakes)
Tteokbokki is rice cakes that are lathered in spicy red pepper paste sauce. It's of a bright red colour which is a clear indication of how spicy it can be (depending on where you go) so be careful if you're not a fan of a fire in your mouth. There are a few variations of Tteobokki where instead of spicy sauce the rice cakes are stir fried in a wok with some oil, topped with red pepper flakes. 

Sundae (Blood Sausage)
Sundae is a common street food in Korea that uses coagulated pigs blood, glass noodles and barley with pig or cow intestines for the sausage skin. At first sight you may be a bit grossed out just from its looks but not to worry, even some Koreans are as well. Another variation of Sundae is where it is stir fried using the same ingredients just fried with vegetables and red pepper paste.

Odeng (Fish Cakes)
Odeng is one of the cheapest street foods you'll find in the streets of Seoul where it costs only about 500won a stick (that's about $0.60AU!). Skewered on a stick and left in a mouth-watering broth, that comes free with any order and can even cure bad hang overs, just put on some sauce and enjoy.

Kkultarae (Dragon Beard Candy)
Dragon Beard Candy, as funny as it sounds, is a royal dessert that was made for the kings. Made with a hard block of honey, powdered up with corn starch and stretched out into super thin strands of stringy sweet snack goodness this is one street food you definitely should try out. 

Hotteok (Pancake)
Hotteok is one of the most famous street foods of Korea. It's a dessert pancake that is put on a griddle and then filled with lots of sweet goodies like brown sugar, honey, pine nuts and cinnamon. It's one of Korea's most representative street snacks and is definitely worth a try. There are many variations of the Hotteok with some being fluffy, creamy or even soft. 

Dalgona (Old-fashion Sugar Candy)
Dalgona doesn't particularly have an English name however it is also another one of Korea's most well-known street food. It's also one of the simplest of Korean street snacks as it's only made with white sugar and baking soda. If you ever go to a stall in Korea you'll find that this street food is also like a game. In the centre of the cookie is usually a shape and the goal of the game is to break the edges around the shape keeping it intact. Usually if you're successful, you get to eat it for free!

If you're craving some Korean delicacy check out our Asian Home Gourmet Korean Range, where you can enjoy authentic Korean dishes right in your home. Check out our Korean Kimchi Soup or Korean Marinade(Bulgogi) and you'll be transported to the streets of Seoul.


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