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Thursday, 30 November 2006

Eating octopus balls on the side of the street

One of the great things I enjoy about Korea is how food is accessible from literally every street corner. Whether you're buying fruit, vegetables, dokbokgi (rice cakes in spicy sauce), barbeque, etc...whatever it may be, it will be found on the side of the road.

We've passed by this octopus ball truck a few times on the way home from work in the past. It's not always there so this time I decided to give them a try. I was starving so I did not hesitate to plunk down my 3000w ($3us) for nine octopus balls.

Here's the truck on the sidewalk...it was freezing out last night:

The balls consist of a chewy and crispy outer shell (it tasted like rice flour) and a small piece of octopus inside:

They were topped off with shredded squid, seaweed and some tasty sauce. I thought to myself, nine is not enough, I'll still be hungry--but after my seventh one (Devante helped me out by eating one) I was getting stuffed:


estlxlan said...

i love the 'dancing' movement of the dried squid flakes. =)

Gary said...

Yeah, I was going to take a video but by the time I got home, the "dancing" had stopped. :(

Anonymous said...

I love Takoyaki (that is the name of food you had - Japanese food) I haven't had it for ages.
Although I don't like the idea of living in Seoul, but it seems to give you great opportunities to have nearly everything you want.

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