Here in Korea, there is always something being sold beside the street. Sometimes it is fruit. Sometimes it is vegetables. Sometimes, they just set up shop and sell all kinds of things. However, they also have what they call street food. Whenever I decided to eat street food, I have always been fine, but I have known foreigners who have eaten street food and regretted it because they got sick. There are some kinds I really enjoy like the corn on the cob they sell, the cakes shaped like walnuts or fish with sweet bean paste in the middle, or the waffles with whipped cream on them. Today, we walked around in our neighborhood, and I encountered an area that had a lot of street food, so I decided to take some pictures for you.
There was a walk way between buildings, and all these street food carts were there together. A couple of guys I know, an American professor and a Chinese professor had street food for dinner one evening because it is cheaper than eating at a restaurant, and they got sick. However, it was the first time I heard of anyone getting sick at these places. Whenever I eat their food, it is good. When my kids and I used to ride the bus into Seoul when we first got to Korea, then ride the subway on to church, we always bought the cakes that are shaped like walnuts with sweet beans inside and ate them like donuts for breakfast, and they were delicious!! I have eaten their corn on the cob a number of times too. I have never gotten sick eating their street food.