Amuse Bouche

Running around Seoul and looking for food to go? Then you're spoiled for choice. Street vendors in the South Korean capital tempt passersby with a tasty, Technicolor range of snacks, of which the most popular is o-deng. It has the consistency of a sausage, a distinct salty flavor, and is rumored to be made of fish. (Just don't ask what part—explanations from Koreans range from "the fishy part" to a blunt "I don't know.") Another favorite, and one of less obscure provenance, is duk bok gi—rice noodles as thick as cigars, smothered in red pepper paste.


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