After School Special: Bunsik

Growing up spending summers in Korea meant weeks of all-day walking, shopping, and best of all, eating. Bunsik (korean for "snacks") refers to cheap and quick Korean foods like spicy rice cakes ("ddukbokki") and fish cakes ("odeng"). Literally every block has a bunsik stand or two, and you'll see gaggles of school children during the day and hordes of drinkers at night. My family and I would order a bunch of dishes to share while we rested our feet – the perfect thing to hold you off before lunch and dinner.

 Bunsik from my last visit to Seoul. Odeng on the left and ddukbokki on the left. All day y'all!

Bunsik from my last visit to Seoul. Odeng on the left and ddukbokki on the left. All day y'all!

Bunsik is the ultimate comfort food, which you can mix and match to balance spicy ddukbokki with filling kimbap, and cool down with potato salad and cheesy corn.

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