a couple and their dog eating tteokbokki in seoul

Cheolgil Tteokbokki (철길떡볶이)

Even at first glance, you’d never mistake Cheolgil Tteokbokki for a run-of-the-mill restaurant. The windows are foggy even though the air is clear, and decades of Seoul’s humid summers and frigid winters have warped the planks that cover the building. Inside, the tteokbokki sauce bubbles in its oversized pans and fills the entire restaurant with the signature, mouth-watering gochujang scent. The menu is sweet and … Continue reading Cheolgil Tteokbokki (철길떡볶이)

삼청동 궁물떡볶이: Great Tteokbokki in Seoul

Falling in line with my recent infatuation with the Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을), I’ve been indulging in in all the deliciousness Samcheong-dong (삼청동) has to offer. Samcheong-dong has a charming blend of traditional and modern Korea. There are many quiet little cafes, flower shops and boutiques nestled in (what used to be) a traditional hanok. It’s also a great place to get some delicious Korean food. … Continue reading 삼청동 궁물떡볶이: Great Tteokbokki in Seoul

몬스터 치즈 떡볶이 (Monster Cheese Tteokbokki)

I love Korean street food, especially in the winter time. There is nothing quite like slipping into a little tent full of hot, cheap, delicious food on a chilly day and eating to your heart’s content. 오뎅 (odeng) aka fishcake, is probably one of the cheapest types of street food you can find and there are lots of different types to choose from. A few months … Continue reading 몬스터 치즈 떡볶이 (Monster Cheese Tteokbokki)

Better Than Your Average Rice Cake

떡뽁이 (tteokbokki) is one of my favorite, if not my favorite, Korean dish. Actually any dish served with 떡 (rice cake) ranks pretty high in my book. I love the soft chewy texture and the way it tastes mild on its own, yet can easily absorb the flavor of anything it is mixed with. Ah, it is truly a delectable delight. 떡뽁이 (tteokbokki) is a … Continue reading Better Than Your Average Rice Cake