Ddukbokki is a popular Korean staple food, along with blood sausages 순대, fish cakes 오뎅, and a variety of battered fried goodies 튀김 (which range from vegetables to dumplings to fish cakes even).
On another note, 납작만두 comes from Daegu and is a new style of dumpling that is not offered in Seoul. It is a flat pancake like dish that is dipped into the amazing soy sauce that the store whips up daily. For those who come from Daegu, they are known to wrap the Namjak with practically everything on the menu and use it as a bread.
The company orders fresh ingredients daily, from all over Korea. Open 11am-11pm daily, it is the place to go! Be sure to go during the less busy hours (2-7pm) so you don't feel so rushed to get out. The owner is so chill, he'll definitely take the time to talk and explain to you why you should eat everything on the menu and I would take his advice, seriously. They speak English so it makes ordering easy for all.
Address: Yongsan-gu, Chungap-dong 2-Ga 67-5
용산구 청파동 2가 67-5
Directions: Take exit 8 or 10 from the Sookmyung University exit and make a u-turn. Take the first right and go straight (follow the tunnel under and keep walking) up toward the school. After approximately 5 minutes, you will see a Starbucks on your left and a Skin Food on your right. Bong's Food is located behind the Skin Food so follow the block around.
Graduating with a double major in Communications and Chinese from Rutgers University, it wasn’t long after working in the Big Apple that Cindy Ung decided to take a break from the cliché 9-5 lifestyle and move to Korea to teach English for CDI. Making the bold step to leave her comfortable, mapped out life in the States, she has fallen more in love with the Korean culture as each day passes. With weekly mountain hikes, weekend road trips, discovering great foods and beauty products, constantly meeting new people, her life in Korea has been everything but mapped out.
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