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The Best Korean Street Foods To Satisfy Your Craving Taste Buds

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Apr 21, 2022 04:49 PM EDT

Beyond K-pop, K-drama, and everything in between that is related to K-wave, South Korea is also known for its delicious and convenient street food. Notably, Korean street food varies in terms of variety and it also shows the country's culture through the myriad of different flavors.

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But among the hundreds of available Korean street foods, which among them are an essential must try? To help you answer that question, here are the top Korean street foods one should try:

Tteokbokki (Spicy Stir-fried Rice Cakes)

Korea's tteokbokki is internationally acclaimed and is especially beloved by those who are huge fans of Korean culture. These stir-fried rice cakes are mostly spicy and are mixed in with varying ingredients such as different types of meats and vegetables and are among the most beloved street foods in Korea.

Soondae (Korean Sausage)

Soondae is a Korean street food that is usually paired with the aforementioned tteokbokki and is categorized as a type of sausage. This delicacy is commonly found being sold by street vendors, usually sold as a combo with tteokbokki known as tteoksoon.

Mandu (Korean Dumplings)

Korean dumplings, known popularly as Mandu, are a delicious Korean street food that is usually filled with minced meat (usually made of pork), tofu, green onions, garlic, and also glass noodles.

Furthermore in Korea, there are a plethora of different kinds of Mandu, but this street food is usually categorized into two types; meat dumplings and kimchi dumplings.

Eomuk (Korean Fish Cake)

The popular Eomuk is a Korean street food made with dough and powdered fish. These fish cakes are commonly dipped in soy sauce which is seasoned with green onions and sesame oil. Aside from its amazing flavor, the Eomuk is also among the cheapest street foods to buy.

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Kkwabaegi (Twisted Korean Doughnuts)

The Kkwabaegi is a sweet Korean street food that is synonymous with a donut. This snack is made with rice flour and melted butter and the dough is deep-fried in oil and tossed in sugar and cinnamon powder. 

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