|Korean Food: Street Foods (한국의 길거리 음식)|
Gimbap (Rice Wrapped in Seaweed)
Gimbap (usually spelled Kimbap) is Korea's most popular and nutritious convenience meal. You can find it sold everywhere: picnics, schoolchildren's lunch boxes, street venders, and convenience stores. A layer of cooked rice is spread over a square piece of gim (dried laver). Various ingredients (including ham, sausage, spinach, cucumber, crab meat, carrots, and radishes) are thinly sliced and placed on top. The laver is rolled into a tube, sliced into sliced pieces, and seasoned with sesame seeds. The idea was borrowed from the Japanese during the colonial period, but Korean Gimbap is slightly different.
How to eat: Each roll is sliced into bite-sized pieces. Eat one at a time with chopsticks. If you eat at a street vender, sometimes you have to use a tooth pick instead of chopsticks.
Gimbap is a very popular snack, which can also be eaten as a meal just about anywhere, especially on picnics or outings. It's made by rolling sticky rice in a piece of laver, with strips of crab meat, fish cakes, fried eggs, spinach, carrots, cucumber and radish along the center, then cut into bite sizes. In recent years, new types of gimbap have been introduced with kimchi, tuna, cheese and many other flavors.
(김밥은 매우 인기 있는 간식으로 어디서든 식사 대용으로 먹을 수 있으며, 특히 소풍이나 나들이를 갈 때 좋다. 밥을 김에 말아 가운데 게살, 어묵, 계란, 시금치, 당근, 오이, 단무지 등을 넣어 한 입 크기로 썰어 낸다. 최근에는 김치, 참치, 치즈 등의 재료를 넣어 다양하게 맛을 내고 있다.)
The small and large intestines of pigs are salted and stuffed with a mixture of pig's blood, rice, green onions, garlic, minced pork, and vermicelli before being steamed. The sausage is sliced when served and some steamed lung and liver slices usually accompany it. It is a very popular dish at street vendors. Use a toothpick or chopsticks to eat, dabbing each piece in salt to taste.
[떡복기]Stir Fried Rice Cake
Tteokbokki (Stir Fried Rice Cake)
Long tteok (rice cakes) are stir-fried with carrots, bamboo shoots, mushrooms, and cucumbers and stewed in a gochujang-based sauce. Although it may sound unappetizing, the taste is very good. It is very popular at street vendors.
from Daum cafe