12.323 Maeun Eomuk Ggochi

Cycle 12 – Item 323

24 (Wed) November 2021

Maeun Eomuk Ggochi

3.0

at Shab-Deng

(E-Mart)

-Seongsu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-

solo

10 years ago, I posted on this snack stall inside E-Mart (see 2.159 Spicy Odeng Skewers).

Coincidentally, the woman is obscured by the post, just like she is in the older photo.

Since then, the stall has been replaced by a slightly larger one.

Amazingly, the hotpot used to simmer the spicy skewers appears to be the same one, judging by the black pan and red base, as seen in the close-ups here and at a distance in the older photo.

More amazingly, the woman running the counter is the same.  Imagine doing this job – threading fishcakes onto bamboo skewers, making the broth on one side, making the spicy sauce on the other, standing the whole time – for 10+ years.   In the photos, she appears to be wearing the same apron and hat.

The food is the same, in terms of variety and quality.

The prices have gone up 100 won per skewer – inflation!  (I wonder how much her salary has increased.)

(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)

(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)

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