[Eye Plus] Shake off cold with winter delicacies

By Jo He-rim

Published : Jan 24, 2019 - 17:54
Updated : Jan 24, 2019 - 17:54

As the icy wind blows in winter, there is nothing like street snacks to shake off the cold. From roasted sweet potatoes and bungeobbang to egg buns and fish cakes, these snacks can be spotted at street vendors in winter.

While waiting for a bus, take a moment to grab a fish cake and sip hot broth to warm your body. 


(Photo by Park Hyun-koo/The Korea Herald)



(Photo by Park Hyun-koo/The Korea Herald)



(Photo by Park Hyun-koo/The Korea Herald)


Roasted chestnuts and sweet potatoes are all-time winter favorites for Koreans. Inside the almost-burnt-looking peel is yellow sweet potato that makes your mouth water. For those who wish to enhance the sweetness of a hot sweet potato, eat it with kimchi.

Fish-shaped buns with red bean paste, or bungeobbang, is another popular street snack in this season. They are crisp on the outside, with sweet paste on the inside. Nowadays, there are also those filled with custard cream. There is also a similar snack made in the shape of chrysanthemums. 


(Photo by Park Hyun-koo/The Korea Herald)



(Photo by Park Hyun-koo/The Korea Herald)


Another all-time favorite is hotteok, or pancakes filled with brown sugar. The dough that holds the sugar inside is pressed into a round shape on hot oil. Taking a bite into hotteok makes you forget the cold.

For the winter snacks, don’t forget to carry cash with you.


(Photo by Park Hyun-koo/The Korea Herald)



(Photo by Park Hyun-koo/The Korea Herald)



(Photo by Park Hyun-koo/The Korea Herald)


Photos by Park Hyun-koo

Written by Jo He-rim

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