Just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune on food. One of the best travel hacks you need to know is that in most countries, street food is not only very affordable, but often absolutely incredible. If you find yourself in Korea, there are plenty of street food that you must sample before you go. Here are some great foods that you can try for which your taste buds will thank you and will not break the bank.
Tteokbokki is a typical Korean dish consisting of cylindrical rice cakes (these are made with non-sticky rice flour and a chewy and satisfying consistency) cooked with delicious gochujang chili sauce. You can easily find taekwondo at Myungdong Street and Gwangjiang Market in Seoul.
Odeng – fish cake
Odeng is a delicious fish cake that is skewered, cooked and served on a stick with yummy broth. It’s a favorite for a reason, which explains why it’s so easy to find across Seoul.
Garnpang – Egg bread
One of the things you can’t miss out on is Giranpang or Korean Egg Bread. It looks a lot like a muffin and has an egg on top. It is suitable for breakfast but can be eaten and served as lunch or even dinner. Fortunately, it’s available around the streets of Korea so you can find it wherever you are.
Hotteok – Stuffed pancakes
What’s better than pancakes? Stuffed pancakes! Hotteok is a delicious sweet pancake made with cinnamon, dark brown sugar and chopped peanuts. You can also find delicious hotcakes filled with kimchi or japcha. This is definitely not a street food you want to miss.
Similar to the Japanese dessert Taiyaki, Bunjioppang is a fish-shaped pastry that is usually filled with sweet red bean paste. These are cooked in a waffle pan with fish-shaped notches to create a pleasing shape and are served when golden brown. If you want to enjoy them on a hot summer day, you can stuff them with ice cream.