It’s no secret that Korean culture is so hyped in Indonesia, from fashion, drama, K-Pop, to the culinary arts. These typical Korean dishes have their own charm to taste. They are starting to fit with the Indonesian tongue. Now in Indonesia there are many who sell Korean snacks. Even for those of you who are good at cooking, you can shop for Korean groceries at a special supermarket that sells all Korean food ingredients. Here is a list of typical Korean snacks that you must try.
Tteokbokki is one of the typical Korean snacks that are often found in Indonesia, both in malls and small stalls on the side of the road. Tteokbokki is a Korean rice cake that is processed in such a way that it produces a chewy texture, then covered with gochujang sauce, a red sauce that tastes sweet and spicy. The shape is long like a small cylinder and usually served in a bowl.
Odeng is a Korean snack made from processed fish meat boiled in broth. In Korea, odeng is usually sold on the roadside along with other Korean snacks such as tteokbokki. Odeng has a soft texture, slightly chewy, and has a savoury taste. The shape of the odeng itself is thin and flat, stabbed into a long bamboo, then shaped like waves, and served with fresh broth. Odeng is best enjoyed while it’s warm, especially when it’s raining or on a cold night.
This Korean snack has gained popularity through mukbang videos in South Korea. Corndog is a Korean snack made from flour dough mixed with yeast, then filled with sausage or mozzarella cheese pieces, then wrapped again with breadcrumbs and fried until crisp. Usually, corn dogs are served with mayonnaise and hot sauce spread on top.
Hotteok is a Korean pancake that is soft, sweet and savoury. Hotteok is made from wheat flour dough combined with yeast and a sweet and savoury filling. This Korean snack is usually eaten by the Korean people in winter. Hotteok is a pancake that usually contains a combination of brown sugar, cinnamon, pine nuts, and honey. The shape is round and thick like a pancake with a size that is not so big.
Japchae is made from dang myeon, a food similar to vermicelli made from sweet potato flour; while vermicelli are made from rice flour or sago. The colour and shape are almost the same, but the spices that are usually used for Japchae are just garlic, soy sauce, sugar and sesame oil.
Patbingsoo is a refreshing iced snack from South Korea. In their home country, this snack is usually served as a dessert. Patbingsoo comes from the words ‘pat’ which means red beans and bingsoo which means shaved ice.
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