‘Seoul’ Food On The Streets (Seoul, Korea)- Blood Sausage and Other Street Meat

One of my favourite things about Korea is their street food.
We donโ€™t really have street food in Vancouver (we only have food trucks… and
theyโ€™re not cheap) so I was determined to try as much street food as I could
during my month and a half here.

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Unfortunately, I didnโ€™t take pictures of all the street food
I ate in Korea but I did manage to capture some. ๐Ÿ˜› All of the street food I
ate was in Dongdaemun as they have a lot of street carts around, especially at
night when youโ€™re craving a midnight snack. This stall sold items like sausage-on-a-stick
and skewers.
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I opted for a meat skewer consisting of sausages stuffed
with rice cake. It sounded like a cool concept so I ordered one for 2,500 won
(around $2.00 CAD). It tasted pretty good but the rice cake lacked the chewy,
bouncy texture I was looking for. Nonetheless, it was a delicious and
guilty meaty snack.
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This stall was located right next to the meat stall and they specialized
in fish cake (oden-Japanese/or odeng- Korean) on a stick. If you donโ€™t know
what fish cake is, it is basically mashed up fish, mixed with flour,
vegetables, and flavourings. When all of these ingredients are combined, it is
turned into a thick paste and you can either cook it by frying or steaming. They
had many different varieties of odeng and were all made on site.
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I ordered the squid fish cake on a stick (2,000 won/ $1.75
CAD) and slathered it with ketchup, mustard, and hot sauce. It was
deeee-licious! If you are a fan of fish cake, you should definitely try it out.
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There was another food stall in Dongdaemun that intrigued me
and it was this fish shaped pastry thing (is it called “sei-lu”?). I honestly donโ€™t know what the
official name of this food is called but it was really cool.
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At first I wanted bulgogi as the filling but since they
were sold out of it, I opted for pizza filling instead. The pastry was really
hot and flaky, while the inside tasted exactly like pizza pop.
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This last street food item was one of the most delicious and
daring items I ate in Korea. It is called
Soondae,
and while it looks like a regular sausage, the casing is actually stuffed with Korean crystal
noodles and pork blood!
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When you order the Soondae, they also give you a good
helping of other innards like pork liver, lung, and kidney. It sounds
disgusting but I assure you the taste is actually good. ๐Ÿ™‚ I only ate this once
during my stay in Korea and I actually regret not eating it again before I
left. I miss it so much!!
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While in Dongdaemun, you should check out the Cheonggyecheon
river. The river span is quite long so you can enjoy a romantic stroll with
your cupcake/muffin/baby, or walk alongside it eating your street meat. ๐Ÿ™‚ Both
options are very enjoyable. ๐Ÿ˜€
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Happy (Adventurous) Eating!

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