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Spotlight: Street Food in Osaka

Our trip to Osaka wouldn’t have been complete without sampling their street food. We’ve learned and evolved since our last visit to Asia, and now we try to balance street food with actual meals, so while the quantity of items tried may have shrunk, we made sure to try items we really wanted.

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Takoyaki: the night market classic back home, this rendition was a lot gooey-er as it came hot off the press, just cooked through. Continue reading Spotlight: Street Food in Osaka

Sotteok Sotteok

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On my first visit to Seoul, one of my favourite street foods was the rice cake and sausage skewer. The exterior is fried to a crisp, while alternating chewy rice cake and juicy sausage glazed with a sweet and spicy pepper sauce was just about perfection. Continue reading Sotteok Sotteok

Spotlight: Subway & Street Food, pt. 2

Part 1 of my street food adventures took place over 3.5 years ago, and surprisingly, the only repeat I had this time was hotteok. Due to my odd schedule, the convenience store ended up being my best friend this time around, but I still enjoyed the odd street vendor (or, more often, subway vendor) fare.

Manjoo (만쥬)

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I’ve had plenty of walnut cakes (호두과자) growing up, as my cousin worked at a bakery and her boss let her take the unsold ones home at the end of the day. However, I never had manjoo before, and as we were exiting Toseong station, the aroma of freshly baked pastries had my friend circling back with a couple bills in her hand. Continue reading Spotlight: Subway & Street Food, pt. 2

Spotlight: Street Food in Seoul

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.

Hotteok (호떡)
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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.

Egg Bread (계란빵)
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What it is: A slightly sweet bread with an egg cracked on top, with a sprinkling of seeds
Why you need to try it: Breakfast in the palm of your hand. Or a nice snack. Or both.  Continue reading Spotlight: Street Food in Seoul