In a bag, at home, and in my mouth. The hottest trend in street snacks now to go.
Seriously on of my favorite dishes in Korea. 7분돼지김치 is really the bomb when it comes to kim chi stews.
If you have never had it. Try it.
A very tasty snack from my youth is the latest Korean culinary craze. Join me as I sample the sweet, sweet street churros.
They’re all the rage in South Korea: Honey Butter Chips. At one point you had to go on line to get them, and not for the normal $1 price tag – try $50! So after months of looking, Jo and I were able to secure some.
In today’s video, I open up a bag and give it a go.
AS AN EXTRA BONUS I also try the new kid on the block, Honey Tong Tong!
They are the most elusive snacks in Korea: Haitai’s Honey Butter Chips. The bags in this video sell for only W1,500 (about $1.36), but on the open market some are charging as much as $50.
So imagine my surprise when I was out and about walking and found three bags – not at a store, but inside a “claw” game.
I of course had to give it a shot.
January 6th marks the first day that Korean fast food giant Lotteria served up their newly branded Ramyeon burger. While ramen burgers have been on the scene for at least a year, this is really the first time it’s hit the South Korean market in force.
The Lotteria offering rides in a W5400 for a set meal, which includes a soda and side order of fries. What else do you get? Not a lot.
The burger itself is quite small… and it’s not even a real burger. It’s actually a chicken patty. The cooks throw on some additional leaves of lettuce, an onion, and a spicy sauce.
The “buns” are circular formed bits of ramyeon. They are fully cooked, limp, and not fried. So after one bite, the whole thing falls apart.
So how does it taste?
Jo was happier with it than I was. I thought it stated like a run-of-the-mill chicken patty slapped between two cooked sheets of instant noodles. The spicy sauce was nice, but that was about it. In fact, the kid in the video ended up fanning his mouth when it was his turn to devour it.
I will say this, the picture and the product are a lot more in sync than most fast food restaurants.
I tied the KFC Zinger King Burger.
Taking a trip to Asia can mean stepping outside your comfort zone. Today on Asia Now, three exotic food experiences: Kopi Luwak, Cobra, and Tarantulas.
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So sit back, grab a cup of joe and listen to me ramble on about my favorite beverage.
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