During winter in Korea, besides bundling up in layers and wrapping yourself up in a thick coat, there is another way to ensure your body’s taken care of during such weathers, which is Eating! Here are some foods you have to munch on in the cold, to truly enjoy and keep your winter appetite satisfied.
Gyeran Ppang or Egg bread is a steamed bread with a whole egg inside. It has toppings like cheese, seeds or diced hams. It’s fluffy textured coupled with sweet yet savory taste makes it a wonderful winter snack.
Hotteok is another sweet pastry enjoyed by all ages. It is made from glutinous rice flour, sugar, cinnamon, and peanuts. It is also filled with brown sugar syrup, which is also served hot hence making it a must-eat snack in winter.
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Bungeoppang is one of the popular winter snacks in Korea. It is a fish-shaped bread filled with red bean paste. It has a sweet aroma which is hard to forget and make your heart warm during the midst of winter.
Manjoo, a warm custard-filled pastry. It can be found on street foods, convenience store or any subways in Seoul. They come in bags pf bite-sized pieces too, so you can carry it with you.
Odeng, fish-cakes which has yellowish-brown color, often eaten on skewers. They are served hot and with a cup of broth flavored with radishes and kelp which will warm yourself in the midst of the cold. It can be found on street food vendors or food tents.