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(The Korea Times)   Seoul ranks their top 10 pandemic comfort foods: Tteokbokki, fried chicken, kimchi stew, pork belly, chicken and ginseng soup, instant noodles, soybean paste stew, cake, Korean beef, and chicken feet   (koreatimes.co.kr) divider line
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2020-10-17 3:37:03 PM  
Tteokbokki  is the yum.
 
2020-10-17 3:44:04 PM  

blender61: Tteokbokki  is the yum.


That looks good, although the photo they include in the article is not appealing.

I need to try this somewhere if I can find it locally.

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2020-10-17 4:55:58 PM  
No Kimchi Buchimgae? (Kimchi pancakes). That's really my favorite.  I'd almost buy a ticket to Seoul if I could just to get some of them pancakes.

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2020-10-17 5:02:17 PM  
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2020-10-17 5:26:38 PM  
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2020-10-17 5:53:47 PM  
That soybean paste stew smells like sh÷t, but tastes good. Weird.
 
2020-10-17 6:16:55 PM  
Mmmm, chicken feet.  One of my favorite dim sum dishes.


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2020-10-17 6:25:23 PM  
Grilled chicken feet, when done well, is stonking delectable. Cartilaginous goodness bursting with flavor. When I travel to Southeast Asia, it's one of my favorite street foods.

A year ago, I was bar hopping with a friend in Brooklyn. Around 3:00am, as we we're coming out of a bar, gloriously drunk. I saw a Chinese food truck with a sandwich board advertising chicken feet. So I says to my friend I says, "You have got to try this." She was pretty into her cups so was willing. I bought one for each of us. I sank my front teeth in and the meat was leathery and tasted of Old Bay. Before my friend could take a bite, I snatched the kebab stick from her and tossed it in a storm drain saying, "This will not be your first chicken foot experience." Then we disappeared into the night for more hijinks.
 
2020-10-17 7:22:06 PM  
My chicken feet story.

I was once at a dim sum lunch with coworkers, and showed up a bit late.  I started loading up my plate with random stuff and eating, and after awhile I became dimly aware that everyone was staring at me.  I look up and my manager (who was of Asian descent and sitting next to me) asked me how I liked the chicken feet I was eating.  "Oh, is that what this is?" I said.  I shrugged and kept eating it as if was no big deal (which it wasn't, it tasted delicious to me) and I could sense everyone's disappointment at my lack of reaction.
 
2020-10-17 8:02:53 PM  
Chicken feet souse from the Caribbean
 
2020-10-17 8:14:17 PM  
some of youz is on it.
Except for that one biatch using a pizza wheel to cut pancakes. Nobody got time for that.

OB and soju. DRINK.

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2020-10-17 8:21:00 PM  
Tteokbokki is delicious, although the sauce is not really that spice. 

Goldfish bread (붕어빵)  is a terrific winter treat. It's basically a waffle shaped like a fish that's filled with sweet red bean jam and served hot. So good on a cold Seoul night.

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A bowl of dol sot bibimbap (돌솥 비빔밥) is also really filling comfort food. It's bibimbap served in a sizzling hot stone bowl. The rice burns slightly and makes a toasty crunch when you stir it all together,

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2020-10-17 8:31:50 PM  

make me some tea: blender61: Tteokbokki  is the yum.

That looks good, although the photo they include in the article is not appealing.

I need to try this somewhere if I can find it locally.

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I agree. the article photo was to soupy. Some people like it that way. I'm not one of them.
Both are good.
 
2020-10-17 9:16:16 PM  
Doenjang! A wonderful comfort food to make.

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2020-10-17 9:27:54 PM  
" ... soybean paste stew ..."

Aka miso by the invaders from just across the straits
 
2020-10-17 9:45:19 PM  

Miss Stein: Mmmm, chicken feet.  One of my favorite dim sum dishes.


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someone on r/food called them chicken paws today and I giggled a bit.
 
2020-10-17 10:45:35 PM  
What, no beondegi?

[ducks & covers]
 
2020-10-17 11:30:05 PM  
No. Tteokbokki is inedible to the typical American palate. It's not the taste, it's the texture. It's rigatoni left to soak in a spicy vodka sauce with soy-sauce liberally added, and left in the fridge for two weeks to soak and swell up, and then reheated. Only worse. It sticks to your teeth like taffy. Savory taffy.

Not enough soju in the world for that, and believe me, I tried.
 
2020-10-18 1:12:35 AM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: " ... soybean paste stew ..."

Aka miso by the invaders from just across the straits


No, it doesn't taste the same.
 
2020-10-18 2:42:51 AM  

BorgiaGinz: Tteokbokki is delicious, although the sauce is not really that spice. 

Goldfish bread (붕어빵)  is a terrific winter treat. It's basically a waffle shaped like a fish that's filled with sweet red bean jam and served hot. So good on a cold Seoul night.

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A bowl of dol sot bibimbap (돌솥 비빔밥) is also really filling comfort food. It's bibimbap served in a sizzling hot stone bowl. The rice burns slightly and makes a toasty crunch when you stir it all together,

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I didn't realize the fish-shaped red bean ones were Korean; I've usually gotten them frozen from my local Japanese market.  Yum. And Dolsot bibimbap was where I would have gone (I'm vegetarian, usually get the tofu soup instead, but there's so much good cold-weather comfort food in Korea even without the meat.)
 
6 days ago  

make me some tea: blender61: Tteokbokki  is the yum.

That looks good, although the photo they include in the article is not appealing.

I need to try this somewhere if I can find it locally.

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Reminds me... i need to pick up some rice cakes...and make tteokbokki. Oh, is it good. So. Very. Good.

Made spicy chicken a couple of weeks ago. Mmm. Bulgogi.
 
6 days ago  

SteveGrogansGoat: No. Tteokbokki is inedible to the typical American palate. It's not the taste, it's the texture. It's rigatoni left to soak in a spicy vodka sauce with soy-sauce liberally added, and left in the fridge for two weeks to soak and swell up, and then reheated. Only worse. It sticks to your teeth like taffy. Savory taffy.

Not enough soju in the world for that, and believe me, I tried.


Um, you had some effed up tteokbokki, then. It should be spicy and slightly sweet.
 
6 days ago  

bikkurikun: No Kimchi Buchimgae? (Kimchi pancakes). That's really my favorite.  I'd almost buy a ticket to Seoul if I could just to get some of them pancakes.

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I've found some surprisingly good frozen ones at the local Asian grocery store. If you have access to one (99 Ranch, H-Mart or similar) take a look.
 
6 days ago  
Also, for those interested in making tasty Korean treats at home, Maangchi (youtube) is a good resource.
 
6 days ago  
Korean food always calls for way too much burnt sesame oil

/no such thing as toasted sesame, it's raw or burnt
 
6 days ago  
Every time I watch an episode of Kim's Convenience, I eat a big bowl of kimchee
 
6 days ago  

whither_apophis: Korean food always calls for way too much burnt sesame oil

/no such thing as toasted sesame, it's raw or burnt


No.
Sorry.
 
6 days ago  

Miss Stein: Mmmm, chicken feet.  One of my favorite dim sum dishes.


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uggh, the chicken feet at the dim sum place I was at did not look as good as that.and something about the claw was very offputting.
 
6 days ago  

schubie: Every time I watch an episode of Kim's Convenience, I eat a big bowl of kimchee


That show is terrific. First time I tried watching it I couldn't get past the first episode but gave it another shot a few months later. Real glad I did as that first episode was an anomaly.

I think it treats race and family in a funny and meaningful way in the Americas. Yes, I know it's set in Toronto. Also, I get hungry for Korean food even when not watching a show where a main character is named Kim Chee.
 
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