Often being referred to as a food paradise, Korea is unquestionably one of the best destinations for street foods in Seoul, attracting hundreds of millions with its flavors and scents.
Spicy Rice Cakes/ Tteokbokki
The sauce, which is a sweet and spicy combination of gochujang (Korean chili paste), dried chili powder, and sugar stewed in dried anchovy and sea kelp broth, goes with everything: Fried calamari, shrimp, dumplings, and kimbap. For advanced ddeokbokkieating, try adding ramen noodles, mozzarella cheese and a hard-boiled egg.
Fish cakes/ Odeng/ Uhmook
These skewers paired with the steaming hot odeng broth will warm you up right to the core. They’re great for a quick bite when you’re starving, as odeng is cheap and filling. Just walk right up to the cart and eat first, pay later, since you’ll probably want seconds or thirds.
Goldfish Bread/ Boong-uh-ppang
A goldfish-shaped bread with sweet red bean filling on the inside, boong-uh-ppanghas been around for decades, cementing its place as a nostalgic snack in the hearts of Koreans.
Egg Bread/ Gyeran- bbang
There’s nothing better than the warm steam from a freshly made egg bread to thaw your nose during the freezing Korean winters.
Korean Sushi/ Kimbab
Nicknamed “Korean sushi”, kimbap is the most recognizable Korean snack outside of Korea. A sheet of crispy seaweed coating a steamed rice roll stuffed withpickled veggies, slices of egg, ham and topped with toasted sesame seed is an excellent afternoon snack to boost your energy level. Kimbap sold in moving carts are wrapped in plastic to keep them moist and soft.