Cycle 13 – Item 14
19 (Wed) January 2022
Sundae in Ddeokbokki Sauce
-Changgok, Sujeong, Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea-
A food cart – an actual cart on wheels, selling junk food classics – recently set up shop in the neighborhood. Quoting Deon Cole, one of my favorite stand-up comedians (seriously, check out his Netflix special Cole Hearted): “Thank you, Jesus.”
Although food carts on the street are pretty much banned these days, except in special tourist areas (see for example 13.003 Ddeokbokki), I suspect that these carts are allowed to operate as outdoor vendors owned/managed by J-Mart.
Marginally, the sundae might be the best in the area. The other 4 (brick-and-mortar) joints offer a blander version of the dish, with less blood, lighter seasonings, probably in deference to the milder palates of the kid customers that dominate the local scene.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)