Welcome to week 243 of Travel Photo Thursday. My computer continues to limp along as we wait for the parts to arrive; fingers crossed. Last week I brought you a favorite traditional Korean food, Bibimbap. This week, staying with food and Korea, I’m sharing with you one of my favorite Korean street foods, particularly for breakfast. The Korean Egg Sandwich is known by a variety of names; including Gaeran Tost-U and Gaeran To Su Tu. When I buy it I usually just smile and point, since quite often that’s the only thing that will be on the grill.
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You’ll often find these tasty sandwiches being cooked and served from a Pojangmacha (literally means: covered wagon, and often shortened to ‘pocha’). If your taking a highway bus they usually stop at a rest area, and quite often one of the vendors will be serving up tasty Gaeran Tost-U. This is where I often get my fix. This pocha, located at the Dong Seoul Bus Terminal serves up some of the best Gaeran Tost-U I have ever eaten. I always make sure I am hungry when I take a bus to Dong Seoul.
The mini omelettes have usually been precooked. The white bread (and it’s always white bread) is buttered and added to the grill as ordered. When the egg goes onto the bread the cook will ask how much sugar and ketchup you want. They can be heavy handed, do I always say chokim, which means a little.
Served up in a paper cup with a side of fish broth to wash the deliciousness down. I always eat in. The traditional ambience adds to the taste.
Have you ever had the pleasure of eating Korean street food? What have you tried?
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