Asides from the occasional hot dog vendor, street food in Toronto is pretty nonexistent. So I was ecstatic to be surrounded by a variety of food at all times of the day, and in all corners of Seoul.
Below is a list of my personal favourites of the many street foods I’ve tried.
What it is: Sugar and nuts/seeds fried in a pancake, ranges from 500 to 1000 won
Why you need to try it: Ranges from bread-like to mochi-like. Our favourite stand was the lady in front of Changdeokgung.
What it is: Things wrapped in rice and seaweed, and covered with sesame oil and sesame seeds. Some call it Korean sushi.
Why you need to try it: Sesame oil makes everything taste better. Probably one of the lighter street food options.
Nearly everything we saw looked or tasted good. The only thing we didn’t want to try was the steamed silkworm… Just not that adventurous yet.