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Korean Winter Street Foods
Korea is proud of its food, but it REALLY proud of its street food.
There are different foods depending on the season, and I have to say that winter is the best.

Here's a list of foods you MUST TRY if you get the chance:

군고구마

(kun go-gu-ma)
군 means "roasted" and 고구마 is Korean sweet potato. The potato is roasted in a huge barrel oven, then handed to you with the skin still on. It's your job to peel it and eat the sweet goodness inside. You can buy an entire bag if you want!

호떡

(ho-ddeok)
호떡 is sort of a pancake/donut combination. It is fried dough filled with cinnamon, sugar, and occasionally nuts. It is flattened into a pancake shape and handed to you in a tiny paper cup. Be careful with the first bite because the inside are often boiling hot! (There are also vegetable versions but the dessert version is much better in my opinion!)

군밤

(kun bam)
We just learned that 군 means roasted and now we learn another word: 밤 means chestnut! Just like in New York where there are roasted nut stands everywhere around Christmas time, the cold weather brings out the roasted chestnut vendors.

계란빵

(kye-ran bbang)
계란 means egg while 빵 means bread so voila! Egg bread! The bread part is similar to corn bread, but a little less corn-y and the egg is steamed on top to make a really, really delicious combo. It's my favorite street food after 군고구마 :D

호두과자

(ho-du kwa-ja)
The small of this is unnnnbelievable! 호두 means walnut and 과자 means cookie or snack. Therefore 호두과자 is a walnut cookie! They are shaped like walnuts and filled with sweet red bean. You can buy these by the bag full too!

회오리감자

(hwae-o-ri kam-ja)
LOOK AT THESE THINGS! They are called 회오리감자 because 회오리 means tornado and 감자 means potato. Behold the potato tornado! I have NO idea how you eat these :)

Have you guys tried any of these? Which are your favorite?

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yeah true I use to live in California till I was 8 and then moved to Colorado (BTW speaking about food I bought Mad Dog 38 he he gonna eat hell)
2 years ago·Reply
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I made Traditional Homemade Napa Cabbage Kimchi yesterday with my daughter. It was wonderful. We didn't have radish, so we replaced with asian pear (and let me tell you it was devine in there). Here is the recipe posted to youtube by Maangchi: https://youtu.be/eTucCw1w6Ak
2 years ago·Reply
I would love to try them all but I will be there in the Spring so are there any good food for Spring time ????
a year ago·Reply
its my dream to eat 회오리감자!! Its my favorite things in one, potatoes and food on a stick!! 😁
a year ago·Reply
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I've tried the potato tornado but over here we call them espiropapas
a year ago·Reply