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How to find good street food, an amateur’s guide

Part of the fun of traveling is sampling the local cuisine. This is true of familiar foods, like pizza in New York and cheesesteak in Philadelphia, as well as of exotic foods, like street food in countries that are known for having crowded open-air markets. The menus many be in different languages from country to country, but the overall idea of eating at a restaurant ... Read More »

A bite of Seoul street food: Walnut Cakes

You’ll smell walnut cakes long before you see them. They smell like freshly baked cake and toasted nut. These traditional cakes are one of the best sweet Korean street foods out there – in my admittedly inexperienced opinion. They’re a cross between a donut hole and a pancake, and are filled with a small amount of walnut paste that makes them moist and flavorful. The ... Read More »

A bite of Seoul street food: Tornado Potato

I tried to look into what some of the street food options might be before I left – because I knew that street food would be a good way to eat cheaply and pretty well – and one thing I stumbled across was the tornado potato. It’s basically a spiral cut potato that is skewered onto a big stick. It looks, for lack of a ... Read More »

Tartine Bakery, Itaewon, Seoul

Tartine Breads

Ruby Edwards Tartine Bakery is a tiny little bakery tucked off the main street in Itaewon. Despite the french name, I would say that it’s an American-style artisan bakery. It’s no surprise that it’s located in the Itaewon neighborhood because that isright next to the army base and has a big population of Americans. That said, when I was in there the only other customers ... Read More »

A bite of Seoul street food: Hotteok

If it weren’t for Robyn, a.k.a. the Girl Who Ate Everything, I never would have known what hotteok was and might have gotten back to the US without trying it, even though I saw it all over the place at some of the markets. Hotteok is a type of yeasted pancake filled with a sugary filling. Most I saw seemed to be filled with a ... Read More »

Baking Bites in Seoul

Korean Hanok Village street

For the next week or so, there will be some slightly off-the-beaten-path (by which I mean the baking path) posts here at Baking Bites. Don’t worry, there will still be plenty of new recipes to look forward to, but I am currently in Seoul, South Korea and plan to get a few posts up about travel, the food and the scenery so I can share ... Read More »

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