Arguably the most well-known Korean food around the world is ddukbokki – the fiery dish that consists of rice cakes and vegetables, all mixed together in a spicy red pepper paste and served piping hot.
And also arguably, the best place in the world to get ddukbokki is in Shindang-Dong, a small neighborhood in Seoul. To give you an idea of how famous Shindang-Dong ddukbokki is, the city has labeled a special segment of the town as “Ddukbokki Town”, much like we have “Chinatown” and “Pier 39” in San Francisco.
I visited Shindang-Dong yesterday to try out the ddukbokki for myself. It delivered, 100%. Absolutely heavenly. Gorgeous. Like I had sprouted a pair of wings and had floated to ddukbokki heaven.