Cycle 13 – Item 341
12 (Mon) December 2022
at Eomuk Nara
-Seongsu, Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
Eomuk Nara (어묵나라) is a Korean snack chain. Offers classic street food (see generally 3.164 The Trinity), including their eponymous eomuk (fish cake aka odeng). Currently 39 shops, mostly in and around Seoul.
I go to Eomuk Nara on occasion, either for a mid-afternoon snack, or a preprandial nosh on the way home (if I’m not driving, I take Line #2 to Jamsil then bus #31 to Wirye).
Yet another example of traditional street food driven into brick-and-mortar environments (see for example 12.148 Ggoma Gimbab; 12.304 Busan Eomuk).
Eomuk Gimbap is a dish at Eomuk Nara. It’s a gimbap stuffed with lots of eomuk, plus pickled radish and burdock root.
Hmm. Not a standard formulation, but the components made it feel/taste immediately familiar. I didn’t not like it.
So-called “Busan Eomuk,” I have direct observational evidence that restaurants in Busan don’t call it that (see generally 13.094 Just Regular Eomuk).
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)
(See also HANSIK)