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Talk about Culture : Street Food

What kind of street food do you have in your country or hometown?*

Have you ever heard of Korean street food?

We can try out delicious local food even on the streets when you visit certain countries and their cities. I recall standing on a street and enjoying the street food which was somewhat more fun and delicious compared to dine-in restaurants.

Most students and office workers may have memories of eating street foods with their friends near their schools and company offices.

It seems that street food has become more diverse these days, perhaps because people’s tastes have diversified and because of the “mukbang (= eating show)” on television or personal broadcasting.

When I was young, there were a lot of street food like Tteokbokki, Soondae, Bungeoppang, fish cake, and sweet potatoes. Nowadays, you can also encounter food named in foreign languages, such as hotdogs, French fries, chicken, ice cream, toast, sausage, and Takoyaki. You all might be drooling right now as I’m talking about various street foods.

What kind of street food do you have in your country or hometown?

Please share what special street food you would like to introduce to foreigners.

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