The temperature has dropped below zero in Korea, and the sun has checked out for the winter. In Korea, that means it’s time to whip out the electric blanket and eat good winter foods and snacks 😉 Here are some of the most popular Korean winter foods and snacks to eat around Korea.

 

1.) Hotteok (호떡)

Hotteok is a top choice for locals to help ward off the cold during the winter. Locals Korean seek out this hot sweet snack because of the warm gooey inside that’ll warm up any cold soul, and also because it’s cheap, delicious, and sold all over Korea. Hotteok is made with a glutinous rice dough and is slighty chewy like a doughtnut without the thick frosting! Hotteok is filled with melted sugar (or syrup), fried, then served in a paper cup (so the sugar doesn’t spill). Some street vendors even put nuts inside which gives the Hotteok an extra ‘oomph’ in the flavor department. Hotteok is priced around 1,000 won and if you get a good deal, you just might get two for that price depending on how nice the ahjusshi or ahjumma is 🙂

Tip: You can buy pre-made hotteok and make it at home. So, if the temperature drops below fifty – why bother rambling through streets for a snack when you can stay inside and warm your hands by the stove with your own homemade hotteok! This is an excellent Korean winter snack to eat and is a Seoulistic favorite! 😉

 

2.) Bungeoppang (붕어빵 / 잉어빵)

Another traditional Korean winter snack is Bungeoppang, and there is nothing like having a bite of this delicious pastry on a freezing cold day. The reason this Korean winter snack is an all time favorite for freezing students  is because of its cheap price and steaming insides. For those walking to school in negative degree weather, something as simple as warm and gooey pat inside can do wonders for warming you for an extremely cheap price. Otherwise, the pastry is made into the shape of a goldfish and filled with sweet red bean paste and made on the spot. You can easily find a Bungeoppang snack vendor that sells a pack of three Bungeoppangs for 1,000 won. That’s a steal!

Note: These pastries are also sold under the name of ‘Ingeoppang,’ (잉어빵) which literally translates to ‘Carp Pastry.’

 

3.) Tteok-Mandu Guk (떡만두국)

Tteok-Manduguk (rice cake-dumpling soup) is a traditional winter food that warms both the body and mind, and is enjoyed by almost all Koreans during the cold winter. Dumplings are prepared and is also consisted of soft rice cakes, which is then bathed in a garlic-savory broth with spring onions and minced beef. This is traditionally served on New Year’s Day which is usually dated in January or February (coldest months out of the year!). This dish will have you saying “mmmmm delicious” over and over until people around you start feeling uncomfortable. Someone will have to poke you back to reality. Yeah, it’s that tasty 😉

 

4.) Gyerang Bbang (계란 빵)

If you love Egg McMuffins (who doesn’t?), then you must try this awesome Korean winter snack. This traditional snack is so good that it will put you into a food-coma, guaranteed. These egg muffins are a bit like French Toast but more, hmm… Eggy 😀 Simply put, it’s just a whole egg inside a piece of hearty bread (very simple to make at home too!). Gyeran Bbangs are served hot and on demand, which makes it a perfect treat for anyone who is on a budget.

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