Snails are eaten as delicacies all over the world, and Korea is no exception. Called daseulgi, these little green snails are often boiled, de-shelled, and put into various soups. They are also found in street food stalls, often alongside beondaegi (sikwork pupae), sold in little paper cups. On the streets the snails are not de-shelled, so […]
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Take two Korean guys who don’t know how to cook anything (well) besides instant noodles, give them a box of instant cookie mix and see how well they can mess up. For safety reasons we had one DOT/MW (designated oven temperature/mitt watcher) so nobody did anything that could potentially burn down the apartment and/or result in […]
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Last week we tried the hottest new alcoholic drink in Korea, the delicious yuzu-flavored Soonhari. This week we tried an alcoholic drink in the form of Seoljungmae Gold, a plum wine we happened to find in our local GS supermarket (yes, the supermarket, not the convenience store). Seoljungmae is a plum wine with *gasp* real maesil inside […]
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Korean soju tastes like shit. It might not have the highest alcohol content (average 16% ABV), but take one too many shots of the colorless, seemingly harmless-looking chemical, and you’ll end up face-down in the toilet contemplating death the next afternoon (Yes, afternoon. Possibly even evening). I have yet to meet a man or woman who […]
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Severed octopus tentacles wriggling in a bed of yukhoe (raw beef) with a raw egg yolk on top for good measure. Nakji tangtangi. Looks/sounds completely gruesome but is actually quite delicious. Also, strangely mesmerizing. Taken in Jongno 5-ga’s “yukhoe alley”.
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Canned food is pretty much the same all around the world in terms of longevity, but Korea has a few that deserve special recognition. Thus, we bring you a Korean tin can challenge featuring silkworm pupa, saury, and whelk. Cans featured in the video: 1. Saempyo brand Woori Umma Maekomhan Kkaetnip (translation: My mom’s spicy perilla […]
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Hotteok, a Korean street food essential, is basically the Korean version of a pancake.
The simple batter of flour and water includes yeast, resulting in a very elastic dough. It’s then stretched and filled with a filling, usually consisting of a mixture of cinnamon, sugar, and various nuts
There’s nothing like biting into a hotteok, fresh off the griddle, and getting third-degree molten sugar-induced mouth burns. Prices vary but usually run from 1000-1500 won.
But like all food in the 21st century, there is also an instant hotteok mix you can buy from a box for 1750won at emart, and we decided to give it a shot. “We,” as in two clueless Korean guys.
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