After a long and tiring day at work, there’s nothing quite like grabbing something to eat before you head home—may it be your favorite meal at a fast food chain or your favorite street food.
If you ever pass by the LRT Recto station going to and from work, there’s a different food stall there called Odeng that any Korean street food fan will definitely enjoy. The word “Odeng” is a Korean fish cake that if eaten as street food, is commonly served in long sticks dipped in its soup.
Odeng is a street food stall owned by a Korean national. Here, you are served different Korean street food staples, the same ones you can also find in South Korea.
Odeng, of course, serves odeng guk or fish cake soup, but you can also find tteokbokki, a stir-fried rice cake with a bright red spicy sauce. You can also try gimmari, a fried spring roll that uses seaweed as its wrapper!
You can pair this with their equally-filling gimbap, a dish made with rice with different fillings, wrapped in a dried sheet of seaweed. This looks a lot like sushi but tastes extremely different from one another.
If you’ve watched a couple of Korean dramas or you’re just genuinely interested in Korean food, you should definitely take your work breaks or buy food pasalubong here!