There is an old saying “When you shit, don’t expect others to wipe for you”. Maybe last time they don’t have the sophisticated toilet seat like the one in Best Western New Seoul Hotel.
This is not a disgusting post but what I am trying to say is, finish what you have started. So, I will complete my roadside food hunting journey here. Wink Wink.. ok.. stop wondering about how much my bottomless stomach can take in one day.
After a short milkshakes break, I scented a wonderful aroma from a food stall not very far away. I have to clarify, it is definitely not stinky bean curds but rather a whole range of steamy food. My feet automatically walked towards that direction like mice going after the cheese.
I ordered this skewer Fu Chok alike food which I have no clue what it is called in Korean. At first I thought it is nothing but a type of noodles but this turn out to be exceptionally good. The soup that comes with it tastes super awesome too. Maybe it is full with MSG but who cares?
While walking along the Myeongdong road, I noticed this stalls that sells roasted chestnut. What I find it special is the way they roasted the nut. Oh yea. I love nuts. Instead of using hard work to stir the hot wok manually, they used a special automated rotating basket. Simply clean and easy! Smart right?
I came across this old lady who sells some type of worms and vege. The worms are still alive for godsake. I nearly want to try one but the lady told me it has to be cooked first. So, no luck for me!
BUT BUT.. I also came across this small stall by the corner of the road that sells “tall” yogurt ice-cream. It is about 25 cm in height but due to some optic illusion, I cannot show it in photos because I am too busy eating it after that. Lucky me isn’t it?
If you think that ice-cream is my dessert, you are wrong! I managed to stalk a stall that sells sugar biscuit. Sugar biscuit? Yea literally the biscuit is made of sugar and nothing but sugar only. It was then roasted until the sugar melt (turn into slightly brownish) and …
Walla.. the sugar biscuit is made. Sweet and slightly bitter but the combination of the taste makes it very special. It is almost like hokey pokey. I tried one with a bunny shape since I am the animal “not” lover but I cannot finish it as I can sense I am a step closer to be a diabetic.
Now come to skewer hotdog with spiral potatoes. Well, it is just a typical hotdog with potatoes actually but it is creatively produced. I am not a fan of hot dog and potatoes but I still buy it to compliment for their creativity.
How often you can get that right? Simple thing that make it so complicatedly presentable. I did actually walk towards the seller and said this is a very smart idea to sell their products although I don’t know if she knows what I am saying or not.
While touring around this area, I saw a lot of Korean drinking these two type of drinks. Well, since a lot of people drink it, it must be real good. So I manage to dig these two types of drinks. Not too expensive and you can easily get it from any store.
And my advice is, try to ask for a sip from the passerby first before you buy it because i) you might prone to puke ii) you might make an extra friend in an unfriendly manner iii) you might get a free stencil of five finger on your face.
Coming from “shy & conservative” background, I decided to spend 5000 won to get those two. Just to try. Not bad actually but not so good either. It taste like melted vanilla lime ice – cream and ordinary orange juice.
Hmm.. that complete my food hunting journey (P/S: what you see is probably 10 % of what I actually ate on that day.. of course I did not blog about food that is not so good!)