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Welcome to Fun and Easy Korean by KoreanClass101.com!
Have you ever tried "black pudding" or traditional Korean sweets called 한과 (hangwa)?
If you don’t know what these are, you’d better watch this video!
여러분, 안녕하세요. 케이진입니다.
Hi everyone! I’m Sophie.
In this lesson, you’ll learn all about the Top 10 South Korean Street Foods.
Korea has a wide variety of cuisine, but street food is often overlooked by tourists who only seek restaurants. Street vendors in Korea sell unique, flavorful and portable foods that no tourist should miss.
In this video you'll learn the Top 10 South Korean Street Foods, the most famous Seoul markets and some useful phrases to order street food.
Number one is seafood pancakes.
해물파전 (Haemulpajeon)
"Seafood pancake"
This is a Korean pancake, that comes in many different styles, and can be found almost anywhere.
Here are some variations:
meaning "Kimchi pancake,"
야채전 (yachaejeon)
meaning "vegetable pancake"
For either dinner or a snack, this versatile pancake can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere!
Number two is
김밥 (Gimbap)
"Korean traditional seaweed rice rolls"
Gimbap is very similar to Japanese sushi.
While sushi is made from rice with vinegar and raw ingredients, Gimpap typically contains vegetables and cooked meats.
Although Gimpap rice doesn't have any vinegar added to it, the rice is brushed with sesame oil before being wrapped in seaweed.
Gimbap comes in many different varieties, for example:
김치 김밥 (Kimchi Gimbap)
"Kimchi Gimbap"
[SLOW]김치 김밥
김치 김밥
불고기 김밥 (Bulgogi Gimbap)
"Bulgogi Gimbap"
[SLOW]불고기 김밥
불고기 김밥
It is usually served in bite sizes and is arranged on plates. Perfect for a picnic or boxed lunch.
Number three,
순대 (sundae)
Translated as "black pudding."
Black Pudding is a pork sausage filled with a mix of sweet rice and sweet potato vermicelli noodles.
The sauce offered with Black Pudding contains a mixture of salt, ground pepper, and, to add more flavor,
고춧가루 (Gochugaru)
Which are "red chili pepper flakes"
You can find "red chili pepper flakes" in any market in Seoul. They also come in various meals such as:
순댓국 (Sundaetguk)
"black pudding soup" served in 뚝배기 (ttukbaegi), which is an "earthenware pot."
Another option is
순대볶음 (Sundaebokkeum)
"stir-fried black pudding with vegetables and gochujang, which is Korean "red chili paste"
These are specialized dishes, so try to find a few famous restaurants in Seoul that make various 순대 (sundae) meals.
For number four, we have
떡볶이 (tteokbokki)
"stir-fried rice cake in gochujang sauce"
This is a popular South Korean spicy food that’s made from rice cakes called
가래떡 (garetteok)
"rice cake noodles"
Many ingredients are added when making this meal, such as boiled eggs, fish cakes, scallions, carrots, and onions.
This meal comes in two different flavors: the original 떡볶이 (tteokbokki), which is seasoned with spicy gochujang, and
궁중떡볶이 (Gungjungtteokbokki)
"soy sauce-based tteokbokki"
Number five is
튀김 (twigim)
Which literally translates to "fried"
You can find many deep fried foods in South Korea, from vegetables to black pudding.
튀김 (twigim) is a very simple and popular food stand favorite!
Number six is
한과 (hangwa)
"Korean traditional sweets"
These sweets are made from a wide variety of ingredients and appear in traditional Korean ceremonies such as weddings and ancestral rites.
There are a number of traditional Korean tea cafes that sell 한과 (hangwa).
You can find several varieties of hangwa while traveling in South Korea:
유과 (Yugwa)
"a sweet, crispy hangwa"
[SLOW] 유과
다식 (Dasik)
"a bite-sized hangwa"
과편 (Gwapyeon)
"a jelly-like hangwa"
정과 (Jeonggwa)
"a chewy hangwa"
엿강정 (Yeot-gangjeong)
"a candy bar-like hangwa"
[SLOW] 엿강정
Ingredients in these confections are very healthy, so don’t miss out on these delicious Korean delicacies!
Number seven is
만두 (mandu)
If you’re a big fan of dumplings, you can’t miss out on this!
You can easily find frozen dumplings at any supermarket in South Korea, and of course you can eat them at restaurants too.
There are many kinds of dumplings, including:
물만두 (mulmandu)
"boiled dumplings"
군만두 (gunmandu)
"fried dumplings"
찐만두 (jinmandu)
"steamed dumplings"
굴린만두 (gullinmandu)
"ball-shaped dumplings"
왕만두 (wangmandu)
"oversized dumplings"
And also
김치만두 (kimchimandu)
"dumplings stuffed with Kimchi"
Number eight is
회오리 감자 (hoeori gamja)
"spiral potatoes"
[SLOW]회오리 감자
회오리 감자
also known as
트위스트 감자 (teuwiseuteu gamja)
Meaning "twist potatoes"
[SLOW]트위스트 감자
트위스트 감자
토네이도 감자 (toneido gamja)
Meaning "tornado potatoes"
[SLOW]토네이도 감자
토네이도 감자
These potatoes are deep fried, spiral cut, then put on a skewer.
They're a popular street food in South Korea and can be prepared with various kinds of spices.
Number nine is a type of candy called
뽑기 (ppopgi)
달고나 (dalgona)
This Korean candy is made from melted sugar and baking soda.
These candies were a popular street food back in the 70s and 80s but have now become difficult to find. So if you come across any, be sure to try it.
Number ten is more pancakes!
Have you ever heard about
호떡 (hotteok)
"filled Korean pancake"
Hotteok is a Korean pancake that is especially popular during the winter.
The original is filled with brown sugar, honey, chopped peanuts, and cinnamon. But, of course, there are many varieties:
녹차 호떡 (nokcha hotteok)
"green tea hotteok"
[SLOW]녹차 호떡
녹차 호떡
옥수수 호떡 (oksusu hotteok)
"corn hotteok"
[SLOW]옥수수 호떡
옥수수 호떡
피자 호떡 (pija hotteok)
"pizza hotteok"
[SLOW]피자 호떡
피자 호떡
If you like them, you can buy a DIY 호떡 (hotteok) package at the local supermarket. This is perhaps one of the easiest Korean street food recipes you can find in South Korea.
They are really easy to make, so give it a try!
Next, let's briefly talk about some popular food markets in Seoul.
The first one I’d like to mention is
서울 광장시장 (seoul gwangjang sijang)
"Seoul Gwangjang Market"
[SLOW]서울 광장시장
서울 광장시장
When Koreans think of famous Korean street markets in Seoul, Gwangjang Market is the first one that comes to mind.
This market has been open for more than 100 years. As soon as you get there, you’ll instantly fall in love with the atmosphere and the vibe from the people in the market.
Just go around the market and if you find a spot to dine at, feel free to take a seat. The prices are affordable, but only cash is accepted.
Next market is
서울 망원시장 (seoul mangwon sijang)
"Seoul mangwon Market"
[SLOW]서울 망원시장
서울 망원시장
This place was introduced in a very famous TV show called "I Live Alone." Since then, this market has become a lot more popular.
It was originally a very obscure place, known mostly to locals; so if you want to blend in with the others, this place is a must-visit.
Another famous market is
서울 구로시장 (seoul guro sijang)
"Guro Traditional Market"
[SLOW]서울 구로시장
서울 구로시장
If you’re into the vintage style, then this is the place for you!
It has a mixture of past and modern styles and is famous for selling clothes, food, tools, and ingredients that you can’t find in any other supermarket in Seoul.
The last market is
남대문시장 (namdaemun sijang)
"Namdaemun Market"
This market has been open for more than 600 years!
The great thing about this place is that you can compare different products and prices freely and you’re able to buy stuff at a reasonable price.
Since the Seoul Olympics in 1988, the "simmered largehead hairtail" has been the most popular dish at this market. In Korean it’s called
갈치조림 (galchijorim)
Try it out when you can!
Finally let’s see some useful phrases when ordering street food.
To get started you’ll need to greet:
안녕하세요 (annyeonghaseyo)
[SLOW] 안녕하세요
Then, since Korean food is famous for being spicy, you might need to ask:
이것은 많이 맵습니까? (igeoseun mani maepseumnikka?)
"Is this spicy?"
[SLOW] 이것은 많이 맵습니까?
이것은 많이 맵습니까?
If you’re in a cafe you might need
화장실은 어디에 있나요? (hwajangsireun eodie innayo?)
"Where is the bathroom?"
[SLOW]화장실은 어디에 있나요?
화장실은 어디에 있나요?
계산서 주세요? (gyesanseo juseyo?)
"Could I have the check?"
[SLOW]계산서 주세요?
계산서 주세요?
Don’t forget to thank!
감사합니다. (gamsahamnida.)
"Thank you."
In this lesson you learned about the most delicious South Korean street food, and some famous Seoul food markets.
Next time you visit Korea, ask your Korean friends to take you to one of these markets so you can show off your intimate knowledge of Seoul food culture, and eat like a native!
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That’s it for today!
See you next time!
다음에 또 봐요!