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Korean Street Food!

(An array of different Korean hot dogs, can you spot the french fries dog?  That’s just the tip of the iceburg.) One of the best things about South Korea is that they have street food everywhere, I mean “everywhere”.  Literally on every other block, you will see a bunch of street food trucks, tents, etc…etc… (Dukpogi (떡복기) shown above) There’s also many, many different types of street food.  Probably the most popular street food is the Dukpogi.  “Duk” means rice cake, “pogi” means mixed.  Together, it means spicy mixed rice cake in thick Korean chili sauce.   Also, many street food retailers will put some fish cake with the Dukpogi, which tastes very good as well. You can learn to make this Dukpogi at home but it won’t taste the same as if you eat it in the streets of Korea. Also, another popular street food is the Mandu(만두) or dumplings in English.  When you are hungry and you see this Mandu, you cannot resist eating it.  Besides, it’s cheap, make a dollar or two for a small serving. I used to work in Korea for a year couple years back.  At least one day out of the week, I … Continue reading

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