25 Fabulous Korean Street Food Recipes

Korean street food recipes is very popular and there is good reason for this. There is tremendous variety, and flavors go from sweet and mild to strong and spicy. 

In this article, you will find recipes that offer great options for snacks or entrees, and there are even wonderful ideas for treats and desserts. If trying these recipes straight from a food vendor is not a possibility, you can make them in your own home.

Best Korean Street Food Recipes: Quick Table 

RecipeCalories (Per Serving)Total Preparation Time 
Korean Toast56110 Min 
Corn Dogs34610 Min
Chicken Bao2891 Hour
Fried Chicken81420 Min
Egg Roll Kimbap67730 Min
Bao BunsN/A1 Hour
Gua Bao66730 Min 
Fried ShrimpN/A20 Min
Easy Tteokbokki7265 Min
Rose Tteokbokki79210 Min
Cheese & Hotdogs Rice Paper TteokbokkiN/A15 Min
Rabokki62610 Min
Gungjung TteokbokkiN/A10 Min
Spicy Korean Rice Cakes Or Grilled TteokbokkiN/A10 Min
Vegan Cheese Tteokbokki46715 Min
Tangsuyuk Korean Sweet And Sour Pork131915 Min
Green Onion Pancakes – PajeonN/A10 Min
Dumplings615 Min
Sweet Potato Rice DonutsN/A15 Min
Sweet Rice Dessert – YaksikN/A45 Min
Sugar Candy – DalgonaN/A2 Min
Hotteok – Korean Dessert Pancake24610 Min
Galbi Jjim – Braised Short Ribs92510 Min
Bossam – Pork Lettuce Wraps186920 Min
Jajangmyeon – Korean Black Bean Noodles140320 Min

1. Toast


Korean Street Toast makes a fabulous breakfast that you can eat on your way to school or work.

Made from egg, cheese, and crunchy vegetables with ketchup or mayo it’s a tasty way to start your day.

Calories Per Serving: 561

Total Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

2. Corn Dogs


Hot dog wieners or sausages, and French fries all breaded and deep fried – what could be better?

This amazing snack will satisfy your hunger in the middle of the day, and will give your taste buds a treat.

Calories Per Serving: 346

Total Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

3. Korean Chicken Bao


Crispy chicken in a fabulous spicy sauce nestled into light-as-cloud buns sounds amazing, doesn’t it! 

Korean Chicken Bao makes a filling snack or even a light dinner.

Calories Per Serving: 289

Total Preparation Time: 1 Hour

4. Korean Fried Chicken


Korean Fried Chicken makes a delicious snack or meal. A crispy coating and spicy sauce make it super flavorful! Put in a bao bun, it’s easy to grab this street food and munch while you walk. 

Calories Per Serving: 814

Total Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

5. Korean Egg Roll Kimbap


An egg roll in a rice roll! What could be better? Your taste buds will love this combination of egg, and fried, chopped veggies rolled inside a seasoned rice roll topped off with the taste of seaweed.

These tasty slices are also super healthy, so pick some up at a street stand or make them in your own kitchen and enjoy!

Calories Per Serving: 677

Total Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

6. Bao Buns


Light, airy pillows of cooked dough, bao buns are readily available Korean street food. These buns are made from cornmeal, flour, yeast and a little sugar. They are a great little snack on their own, and are also wonderful as small holders of meat, egg, and cheese dishes.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 1 Hour

7. Gua Bao


Gua bao is an excellent example of Korean street food made using satisfying bao buns as a helpful companion to a meat dish, in this case, pork belly.

Mouth-watering pork belly is cooked with a spicy, sticky sauce and is then nestled in delicious bao buns.

Calories Per Serving: 667

Total Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

8. Korean Street Fried Shrimp


Fabulous-tasting breaded, deep-fried shrimp are mouthwatering to say the least. Satisfy your craving for shrimp with this marvelous Korean street food. 

In addition to being super good, these deep-fried shrimp are easy to hold and easy to eat without being messy. So search for a Korean fried shrimp stall and enjoy.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

9. Easy Tteokbokki


Korean Spicy Rice Cakes, or Tteokbokki, make great comfort food. In the middle of your busy day, these delicious chewy rice cakes are covered in a sweet and spicy sauce. The rice flour used to make these popular rice cakes undergoes a process that gives them a chewy texture which is so fun and satisfying.

Calories Per Serving: 726

Total Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

10. Rose Tteokbokki


In this version of Tteokbokki, different flavors come together to create a treat for a snack, lunch, or dinner.

Rose Tteokbokki is not quite as hot and spicy as regular Tteokbokki. This is because it uses cream. Other delicious ingredients include fishcakes, bacon, and cheese.

Calories Per Serving: 792

Total Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

11. Cheese And Hotdogs Rice Paper Tteokbokki


In this fun and tasty version of Tteokbokki East meets West. Be prepared for some heat as chili seasoning brings it on in a big way. If you love hot and spicy, and hotdogs and cheese, this is the Korean street food for you.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

12. Rabokki


A delicious sweet and sour sauce tops this combination of ramen and tteokbokki. With flavors of fish cake, onions, eggs, cheese, and rice cakes, not to mention ramen noodles, this is sure to please the palate. Rabokki is a great go-to lunch or delicious dinner choice.

Calories Per Serving: 626

Total Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

13. Gungjung Tteokbokki


Beef, green pepper, onion, mushrooms and rice cakes, this tasty treat is great for lunch, snack time, or dinner. This version of Tteokbokki is for those people who want less spice, but still want all the fabulous flavor.

The beef in this recipe provides a jolt of protein, while the rice cake gives both a chewy texture, and carbohydrates.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

14. Grilled Tteokbokki (Spicy Korean Rice Cakes)


Chewy rice cakes with fantastic flavor take fun and ease of eating up a notch when they’re grilled and put on a skewer. You won’t need a plate or an eating utensil with this version of the ever-popular Korean rice cake street food.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

15. Vegan Cheese Tteokbokki


If you’re looking for a delicious vegan tteokbokki option this is the one for you. With cheese, potato, and cashews this is a very tasty alternative to the standard tteokbokki.

Calories Per Serving: 467

Total Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

16. Tangsuyuk Korean Sweet And Sour Pork


Pork that is battered and deep fried and covered with a perfectly sweet and sour sauce is the ideal pick-up street food to quiet those stomach growls.

Generous chunks of pepper and onion are mixed with perfectly seasoned, battered, and fried pieces of delicious pork that are light and crispy. 

Calories Per Serving: 1319

Total Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

17. Korean Green Onion Pancakes – Pajeon


Korean Green Onion Pancakes are savory rather than sweet. They often include seafood or meat. You might choose shrimp which is well-liked by many, but there are other seafood options you can try. You might prefer fried bacon that is broken up into small pieces or ham.

Pajeon are topped with a tangy and sweet sauce that is lighter than the typical very sweet maple syrup of the standard sweet North American pancake.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

18. Korean Dumplings – Mandu


Mandu is the Korean word for dumplings. Mandu are particularly popular in Korea during the Lunar New Year celebrations when mandu can be easily found on street vendors’ carts.

Different versions of mandu abound. The one cited here is made with kimchi. The basis for most dumplings is minced beef or pork. Balls of the filling are formed, and then wrapped expertly in wonton wrappers. A sweet and sour dipping sauce accompanies the dumplings.

Calories Per Serving: 61

Total Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

19. Sweet Potato Rice Donuts


Among other ingredients, Sweet Potato Rice Donuts include rice flour, cinnamon, sugar, and of course, sweet potato.

If you live in North America or have ever visited a town or city in North America, you may well be acquainted with the donut. Its shape is a large circle with a hole in the middle. Donut holes, the center of the donut that is removed, are also sold.

Korean donuts are like North American donut holes. They are delightful, sweet treats, and are a street food that is commonly found. They make a great snack, or dessert. You’ll definitely want to eat more than one!

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

20. Korean Sweet Rice Dessert – Yaksik


Yasik is a dessert made primarily of rice, nuts and fruits. A central ingredient is a type of fruit called a jujube that when dried does not look unlike a small date. Yaksik also combines soy sauce and sesame oil with brown sugar and cinnamon. All of the flavors combine to create a beautiful flavor similar to caramel.

Yasik is made in a cake pan and is cut into squares. It is a traditional food eaten as part of New Year festivities.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 45 Minutes

21. Korean Sugar Candy – Dalgona


Dalgona is a popular, delicious candy that is similar to sponge toffee in taste and appearance. It sits atop a stick so it is easy to eat without your fingers becoming a sticky mess.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 2 Minutes

22. Hotteok – Korean Dessert Pancake


Hotteok is eaten as a snack or dessert. It is sweet and is served with a sweet syrup flavored with cinnamon. 

Hotteok is somewhat similar to pancakes, however hotteok is a yeast dough. Balls are formed from the proved dough, and a sweet filling made of sugar, cinnamon and finely chopped walnuts is placed in the middle. This ball is then pressed flatter as it cooks in a frying pan.

Calories Per Serving: 246

Total Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

23. Galbi Jjim – Korean Braised Short Ribs


Korean Braised Ribs are street food that make a wonderful lunch or entree for dinner. They have a marvelous sticky, sweet and tangy sauce, and the meat will fall off the bones. If you want a substantial bit of food, these short ribs are an excellent, tasty, and delicious choice.

Calories Per Serving: 925

Total Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

24. Bossam –  Korean Pork Lettuce Wraps


Pork is the basis for this delicious street food. A mixture of ingredients boils with the pork to create succulent pork which is then sliced and served with a number of sides like kimchi, lettuce leaves, cucumber, and oysters.

Calories Per Serving: 1869

Total Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

25. Jajangmyeon – Korean Black Bean Noodles


Black Bean noodles are made from wheat noodles. The dish includes pork belly, onions, and cabbage, and is served with a sauce.

Jajangmyeon makes great street food lunch or dinner.

Calories Per Serving: 1403

Total Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Pojangmacha?

Pojangmacha is a popular tented wheel shop in Korea from where you can get various street foods such as manda, gimbap, dakkochi, hotteok etc.

What Is Korea’s Most Popular Food?

There are many popular foods in Korea such as Kimchi, Korean fried chicken, japchae, bulgogi etc. Dumplings are also pretty popular in Korea.

Which Country Is Famous For Street Food?

Thailand has been popular for it’s exotic street food for years. Thai street food is not only cheap but delicious in taste therefore it is pretty popular among tourists too.

25 Fabulous Korean Street Food Recipes

Recipe by Hilary O’Shea Course: Street Food Recipes

Featuring bold flavors, fresh ingredients, and a mix of textures. They are often served as quick, on-the-go meals, and are a beloved part of Korean culture and cuisine.


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