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    The 25+ BEST Korean Street Foods

    Have you ever dreamed of traveling to the bustling streets of Seoul to experience the vibrant flavors of Korean cuisine firsthand? Well you can bring the magic of Korean street food into your home with a few simple recipes.

    Here you’ll find recipes for these classic Korean street foods to enjoy any time you crave a taste of adventure. You may be surprised by just how easy it is to recreate these beloved Korean snacks right in your own kitchen.

    So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get cooking and start your journey to the streets of Seoul, one delicious bite at a time.

    Collage of four different Korean street foods.

    Korean Street Food Recipes:

    1. Tteokbokki 

    Tteokbokki isn’t just a dish, it’s a total sensation in Korea. It’s spicy, chewy, and super addictive! You can easily cook up this ultimate Korean classic in your kitchen.

    From street vendors to trendy cafes, this fiery delight is all the rage, and is also loved by people of all ages. So, if you’re in the mood for a slice of Korean flavor, Tteokbokki is an amazing option for you.

    Get the Recipe: Tteokbokki 


    2. Mayak Eggs (Korean Marinated Eggs)

    These Mayak Eggs are a super hit in Korea. And guess what? Now you can discover these insanely addictive little bites easily at home with our recipe!

    Soft-boiled eggs marinate overnight in a sweet, salty, and slightly spicy sauce. It comes out so delicious that you won’t be able to stop at just one, we promise.

    Get the Recipe: Mayak Eggs


    3. Japchae (Korean Glass Noodle Stir Fry)

    If you’re a fan of Korean food, then Japchae will surely be on your radar. It’s an incredibly delicious stir fry, made with chewy sweet potato glass noodles (dangmyeon), loads of veggies, and tender beef strips.

    The secret to amazing Japchae is the perfectly balanced sweet and savory japchae sauce. So what are you waiting for? Give it a sure try

    Get the Recipe: Japchae


    4. Rabokki

    This one is for all the ramen lovers… Rabokki is where the classic comfort of ramen meets the bold flavors of Korean street food.

    In this dish, the familiar, beloved instant noodles gets a Korean twist with the spicy, savory Tteokbokki sauce.

    Get the Recipe: Rabokki


    5. Korean Hot Dogs

    These Korean Hot Dogs are seriously unique.

    Imagine a hot dog that is coated in a sweet and savory batter, then covered in crispy toppings like panko, crushed Cheetos, instant ramen noodles, or diced potatoes, then fried.

    You’ve got to try them!

    Get the Recipe @ alwaysdelicious


    6. Kimbap (Korean Seaweed Roll)

    Kimbap is a super tasty Korean seaweed rice roll similar to sushi.

    This recipe includes a step-by-step video tutorial that offers a simple way to whip up this tasty Korean rice dish at home.

    It’s ideal for a quick meal, or even great for outdoor get-togethers.

    Get the Recipe @ beyondkimchee


    7. Pajeon (Korean Scallion Pancakes)

    This Pajeon recipe is super quick to prepare and incredibly satisfying whether you have it as a main course, appetizer, or snack!

    You can whip up these crispy pancakes in less than 15 minutes. Serve them piping hot with your favorite traditional dipping sauce.

    Get the Recipe @ daringgourmet


    8. Korean Street Toast Sandwich

    Try this Korean Street Toast Sandwich recipe, which is super simple to make and has all the best qualities of a hearty and delicious breakfast sandwich.

    It has melty cheese, egg, ham, and toasted bread. What sets this Korean street toast apart is the addition of thinly shredded cabbage slaw in the egg mix and a touch of sugar.

    Get the Recipe @ mangoshomekitchen


    9. Korean Corn Dog

    The Korean Corn Dog is getting super popular worldwide. Besides being an awesome street food, it’s a fun snack for your next movie night, game day, or K-drama marathon!

    This recipe is all about sausages on a stick, which is coated in yeasted batter with panko breadcrumbs. Deep fry till they turn perfectly golden and crispy, and finish them off with a drizzle of sugar, ketchup, and mustard for a sweet, tangy, and savory taste.

    Get the Recipe @ foxyfolksy


    10. Korean Twisted Donuts (Kkwabaegi)

    Korean Twisted Donuts, also known as Kkwabaegi, is an awesome treat that you can find at Korean bakeries and street food stalls.

    They’re soft, fluffy, and have this incredible chewiness. Plus, they’re perfectly golden brown on the outside and covered in delicious cinnamon sugar.

    Seriously, it’s an amazing dessert or a snack that you can enjoy any time of the day!

    Get the Recipe @ twoplaidaprons


    11. Korean Chicken Bao

    Searching for impressive and party-friendly food for your get-together? Then, try these soft and fluffy steamed mini bao buns, which are stuffed with crispy Korean Chicken.

    This recipe itself is easy, but there’s a good amount of steps and some time involved. But hey, the efforts are totally worth it!

    Get the Recipe @ kitchensanctuary


    12. Mandu (Korean Dumplings)

    Making these Mandu, or Korean Dumplings, at home is actually way easier than you might think, especially if you use store-bought dumpling wrappers.

    You can enjoy them as tasty snacks, appetizers, or even a light meal.

    Get the Recipe @ koreanbapsang


    13. Hotteok (Korean Sweet Pancakes)

    Hotteok, a popular street food in South Korea, is sweet, chewy, and absolutely delicious. It’s like a cinnamon bun without the glaze.

    They are yummy pancakes stuffed with sugar, cinnamon, and peanuts. You flatten the dough on a griddle and voila! You’ve got a small pancake that you can munch on with your hands.

    Get the Recipe @ pickledplum


    14. Kimchi Pork Steamed Buns

    These Kimchi Pork Buns are seriously addictive! The steamed buns are super fluffy, springy, and packed with deliciously spicy kimchi and juicy pork.

    You have to try this recipe, which has also included a video, so you can nail this dish and impress all your family and friends.

    Get the Recipe @ omnivorescookbook


    15. Chimaek (Korean Fried Chicken)

    Whip up one of the famous street foods, Korean Fried Chicken Bites, which are crispy outside, and juicy inside – thanks to the double fry action. And the best part? It’s slathered in a finger-licking sweet & spicy glaze.

    This Korean Fried Chicken Recipe is an absolute MUST TRY, and don’t forget the soju and ice-cold beers! Cheers!

    Get the Recipe @ tiffycooks


    16. Hweori Gamja (Tonado Potatoes)

    These Tornado Potatoes are a super fun recipe to transform your regular spuds into delicious snacks, appetizers, or sides! You can bake, air fry, or grill these twisted potato treats with flavorful herbs and spices in just a few minutes.

    And guess what? They’re actually easier to make than you might think. No need for fancy gadgets. Just grab a skewer and a knife, and you’re good to go.

    Get the Recipe @ biancazapatka


    17. Tteokkochi (Korean Rice Cake Skewers)

    Tteokkochi, or Korean Rice Cake Skewers, is the ultimate street food in Seoul! You’ve got these cylinder-shaped rice cakes, that are all grilled up for that perfect combo of crunch and chewiness.

    And don’t forget the super tasty sweet and spicy gochujang sauce that gets slathered on later. This addictive Korean snack is not only delicious but also a blast to make at home in just 40 minutes!

    Get the Recipe @ balancewithjess


    18. Bungeoppang (Korean Fish-Shaped Bread)

    Want to learn how to make authentic Asian desserts at home? Then, try this Korean fish-shaped bread. It’s a unique take on the Japanese snack, Taiyaki.

    You will love the crispy yet fluffy pastry and sweet red bean filling.

    Get the Recipe @ beyondkimchee


    19. Korean Chicken Skewers (Dakkochi)

    Dakkochi is an awesome grilled chicken on a stick. It’s all about that thick, sticky, and totally addictive sauce.

    You’ve got sweet and salty options, or sweet and spicy if that’s your thing. Take your pick and enjoy!

    Get the Recipe @ mykoreankitchen


    20. Bingsu (Korean Shaved Ice)

    Bingsu, or Korean Shaved Ice, is one of the most popular summer desserts that you can enjoy even when it’s cold outside. It’s fluffy, lightly sweetened, and super easy to make at home.

    This recipe is the base, so you can make it your own by adding your favorite toppings.

    Get the Recipe @ twoplaidapron


    21.  Korean Fish Cake Soup

    Want to know how to whip up a delicious Korean Fish Cake Soup right in your own kitchen? Then make this super refreshing, tasty, and oh-so-comforting recipe.

    This popular dish is amazingly easy to make. So what are you waiting for? Try it tonight and enjoy it with your loved ones.

    Get the Recipe @ mykoreankitchen


    22. Korean Sausage Bread

    Korean Sausage Bread, a jazzed up version of pigs in a blanket, are topped with a delicious corn and cheese topping and then wrapped in soft, fluffy bread dough.

    You can easily make this super popular pastry at home with the help of this delicious recipe.

    Get the Recipe @ twoplaidaprons


    23. Korean Egg Bread

    Korean Egg Bread is the bomb! It’s a yummy, savory bread packed with egg, bacon, shredded cheese, and dried parsley flakes.

    You will love making these because they’re super easy and they make the whole house smell amazing as they bake in the oven!

    Get the Recipe @ christieathome


    24. Korean Egg Roll Kimbap

    Ever tried Korean Egg Roll Kimbap? It’s the latest trendy kimbap in Korea, literally an egg roll in a rice roll! So delicious.

    It’s an awesome dish for your lunch box, picnic, or brunch.

    Get the Recipe @ seonkyounglongest


    25. Korean Popcorn Chicken (Dakgangjeong)

    Korean Popcorn Chicken is the ultimate snack, and it’s loved by both kids and adults.

    Bite-sized nuggets are tossed with loads of seasoning and fried till they’re perfectly golden and crispy. You can choose to coat them in the sweet and spicy gochujang sauce or just serve it on the side, either way, they will taste incredible.

    Get the Recipe @ balancewithjess


    26. Bindaetteok

    Have you ever tried Korean pancakes made from mung beans? If not, then this is your chance.

    These delicious Bindaetteok pancakes are made from ground mung beans or mung bean flour, and this recipe will show you exactly how to make them from scratch at home.

    Get the Recipe @ mykoreankitchen


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    25+ BEST Korean Street Foods

    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 6 minutes
    Total Time: 6 minutes

    Discover the flavors of Korean street foods with these delicious recipes. From spicy Tteokbokki to addictive Mayak Eggs, there's something for everyone!

    Ingredients

    To boil eggs

    • 5 eggs (or more if you like)
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 1 Tbsp vinegar

    For marinade

    • ½ cup soy sauce
    • ½ cup water
    • ½ cup honey or sugar
    • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
    • 3-4 scallions, chopped
    • 1 Tbsp ginger, chopped
    • 1 green chili, chopped
    • 1 red chili, chopped
    • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds

    Instructions

    1. Boil the eggs (see note for cook times). Place them immediately in ice water bucket or pan to stop them from further cooking.
    2. Mix in all the ingredients of the marinade in a bowl.
    3. Peel the eggs and put them in a container (that has a lid to cover). Pour the marinade over the eggs. Cover with lid and refrigerate overnight.
    4. You can turn the eggs in marinade in 4-5 hours so they get even color all over.
    5. Mayak eggs are ready to eat next morning.

    Notes

    Egg Boiling Times

    1. 6 minutes for runny soft boiled eggs
    2. 7 minutes for soft boiled eggs
    3. 9-10 minutes for hard boiled eggs.

    Nutrition Information
    Yield 5 Serving Size 1
    Amount Per Serving Calories 216Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 186mgSodium 2408mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 1gSugar 30gProtein 9g

    Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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