Indulge yourself with these warm and mouth-watering Korean street foods this cold season! We'll explain why we love them and how some have health benefits!
1. Roasted chestnuts
This snack is one of the most sought-after Korean street foods during the autumn and winter season. Chestnuts abound in Korea and are added to a variety of Korean dishes but it is also enjoyed as a snack. Due to the heat, the chestnut shells crack and the nut inside gets cooked. It is a healthy snack that is rich in antioxidants that protect your cells from free radicals.
2. Roasted sweet potato
Korean sweet potatoes are known to be sweeter than the sweet potatoes on the western side of the world. When roasted it almost tastes like honey and the inside is caramelized. This snack is rich in fiber, which helps control blood sugar levels and lowers cholesterol levels!
3. Hodu gwaja or walnut cookies
Another nut snack on our list! This snack originated from Cheonan, a city in South Chungcheong. You can also find many stalls of this snack in train stations not only in Cheonan but in other cities or provinces in South Korea. Hodu gwaja is made out of flour, and crushed walnuts and filled with red bean paste. These days you can find different flavors of hodu gwaja as well like custard and cream cheeses. It is baked in a walnut shape that makes it unique.
Have you tried any of these snacks or street foods? Let us know which one you are most excited to taste!