Tourists who come to Korea often think about what to eat which is quite a hard job because of too many choices. For those who want to eat only the delicious foods during their short stay in Seoul, menu selection is a big concern. Korean cuisine is renowned for its spiciness. Among many spicy Korean cuisines, Tteokbokki is for sure loved by both Koreans and foreigners. It is known to Koreans as a food of memories with friends after school and to foreigners as a representative spicy Korean food. However, owing to inflation in Seoul, you usually have to pay about 4 dollars per person to eat just Tteokbokki. It’s quite expensive for one simple cuisine, isn’t it? I would like to recommend Tteokbokki all you can eat in Seoul, where you can enjoy Tteokbokki, Fish cake, Korean spicy noodle, and fried sweet potato!
This is the video when I actually went to eat with my friend. We visited Dookkii at Hongik University. Dookki is easy to get to because it is located in places that are quite familiar for foreign tourists such as Myeong-dong, Hongdae and Ewha Women’s University in Seoul.
”Dookki”, which means ‘Two meals’ in Korean, originated from Korea in 2014, and has over 100 outlets worldwide. “Dookki” literally means to start the first meal with Tteokbokki and end off with Korean style fried rice with the rest soup of Tteokbokki.
One great thing about “Dookki” is that you get to pick your own rice cakes. There are so many options you can choose such as round, flat, slim, square, hollow, potato Sujebi rice cakes. They also prepare some vegetables and meat you can put in your own hot pot such as beansprout, cabbage, fish cake, cuttlefish ball, sausage, boiled egg, and mussel. Another highlight is the freshly-cooked Fish Cake Skewers available at the Fish Cake station, best eaten with the sauces from the Sauce Station, drizzled with some soup broth. You can enjoy what local Koreans have eaten!
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Look at the gorgeous collections of rice cakes, and vegetables! Tteokboki hot pot version of DIY lol Personally, I love to put a lot of cabbage in my Tteokbokki. Please try some!
The fried food counter features Korean street food – Kimmari (김말이), deep-fried seaweed roll with glass noodles in it, deep-fried fish cake, fried dumplings, fried sweet potato. All crunchy and tasty. An authentic way to enjoy Ddeokbokki is that dip your favorite fried food in Ddeokboki soup! You can also make your own Korean noodle(Ramyeon). All of this amazing food only for $8 is quite unbelievable, right?
This is the perfect way to wrap up the meal. I don’t know why, but Korean people love to eat fried rice at the end of the meal almost no matter what we have. We eat fried rice after eating Samgyeopsal, Spicy stir-fried chicken, and almost all kinds of Korean barbeque. Please try authentic/local way of enjoying Tteokbokki 🙂