This is my contribution to Foodie Tuesday, hosted by Inside Journeys.
Some of you will remember this photo from recent a Travel Photo Thursday. Moo Ping, one of Chiang Mai’s most popular street food, and my breakfast of choice this past winter.
In Korea we have Dakkochi (dak=chicken/kochi=skewers), Korean chicken skewers; one of the most popular street food to be found on the peninsula. When I lived in Seoul my Thursday afternoon ritual was a date with the neighborhood “Dakkochi Man”. My order was always the same… three, please. Two to take away, and one to eat immediately; no extra sauce. He would wrap two in foil for the trip up the hill, and one he would remove from the skewer and I would devour the tender tangy chunks immediately. I think I could have eaten those delicious chicken morsels every day, but keeping to the once a week ritual made it special.
Not as cheap as Chiang Mai’s Moo Ping, but still a bargain at approximately. $2US a skewer. If you’re traveling in Korea, easy to find on the street in any Korean neighborhood, or at one of the many regional festivals held across the peninsula.
They’re easy to make at home if you don’t have a street vendor in your neighborhood.
3 cloves garlic/grated
1 inch fresh ginger/grated
1/2 small onion/finely chopped
1/2 Asian pear/grated
1/4C soy sauce
1/2 TBLS sesame oil
1 TBLS brown sugar
1 green onion/chopped
1/4 tsp pepper
1. Mix everything together and marinate for at least an hour.
2. Skewer the chicken on wet skewers and set aside.
Do you have a favorite chicken street food?