Sunday, January 12, 2014
Jeonju Trip (part 7): Street Food
We found Tarae: supposed to be the royal snacks presented to the kings or guests of kings. Made of honey and malt and made into tiny fibers or strands...suggesting longevity.
Oh, it is easily found in Seoul, too, especially in Myeongdong or Insadong.
This is what Jeonju Hanok Village looks like. The streets are not made of asphalt but tiles, the tiny ones.....:) hmm, interesting.
Back to the street food, we can see how ta-rae is made right in front of our eyes to 'incite' our appetite to buy and taste them.^^
and boy oh boy...he just couldn't stop talking!!
I wonder if that's what the royal cook did while preparing the ta-rae to the kings:^^ *chuckles*
The second street food we encountered is 모주 (moju) or Jeonju's low-alcohol fermented beverage; similar to makgeolli but...well..different.
okay, back to the ta-rae that we ordered. We had chocolate flavor and green-tea ones (not pictured). Anyway...just look at the strands or fibers of this delicacy. These were made in a matter of minutes..or even seconds...
and for other street food: well, like any other foods easily encountered at other vendors around the village.