'Seoul' Food On The Streets (Seoul, Korea)- Blood Sausage and Other Street Meat ~ Eating With Kirby

17 August 2012

'Seoul' Food On The Streets (Seoul, Korea)- Blood Sausage and Other Street Meat

One of my favourite things about Korea is their street food. We don’t really have street food in Vancouver (we only have food trucks... and they’re not cheap) so I was determined to try as much street food as I could during my month and a half here.

Unfortunately, I didn’t take pictures of all the street food I ate in Korea but I did manage to capture some. :P All of the street food I ate was in Dongdaemun as they have a lot of street carts around, especially at night when you’re craving a midnight snack. This stall sold items like sausage-on-a-stick and skewers.

I opted for a meat skewer consisting of sausages stuffed with rice cake. It sounded like a cool concept so I ordered one for 2,500 won (around $2.00 CAD). It tasted pretty good but the rice cake lacked the chewy, bouncy texture I was looking for. Nonetheless, it was a delicious and guilty meaty snack.

This stall was located right next to the meat stall and they specialized in fish cake (oden-Japanese/or odeng- Korean) on a stick. If you don’t know what fish cake is, it is basically mashed up fish, mixed with flour, vegetables, and flavourings. When all of these ingredients are combined, it is turned into a thick paste and you can either cook it by frying or steaming. They had many different varieties of odeng and were all made on site.

I ordered the squid fish cake on a stick (2,000 won/ $1.75 CAD) and slathered it with ketchup, mustard, and hot sauce. It was deeee-licious! If you are a fan of fish cake, you should definitely try it out.

There was another food stall in Dongdaemun that intrigued me and it was this fish shaped pastry thing (is it called "sei-lu"?). I honestly don’t know what the official name of this food is called but it was really cool.

At first I wanted bulgogi as the filling but since they were sold out of it, I opted for pizza filling instead. The pastry was really hot and flaky, while the inside tasted exactly like pizza pop.

This last street food item was one of the most delicious and daring items I ate in Korea. It is called Soondae, and while it looks like a regular sausage, the casing is actually stuffed with Korean crystal noodles and pork blood!

When you order the Soondae, they also give you a good helping of other innards like pork liver, lung, and kidney. It sounds disgusting but I assure you the taste is actually good. :) I only ate this once during my stay in Korea and I actually regret not eating it again before I left. I miss it so much!!

While in Dongdaemun, you should check out the Cheonggyecheon river. The river span is quite long so you can enjoy a romantic stroll with your cupcake/muffin/baby, or walk alongside it eating your street meat. :) Both options are very enjoyable. :D

Happy (Adventurous) Eating!

0 reacties:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...