Beondegi, 번데기 – Street Food

Beondegi, 번데기 - Street Food

It’s common street food you can get near oceans.
I was born in In-cheon, 인천, where the international airport and the west coast are.
I remember I very much enjoyed eating this food until I heard a story of my friend that she saw a butterfly wing on them.. hmm.. (omg) Ever since, I couldn’t help but not think about the wings and ended up refusing buying them.
The texture is like dense tofu and you can definitely feel that you will get some protein as you chew them through.
They are usually served in a salty water so they tend to be moist!
Hope you try this when you are in Korea and let me know if you liked them 😉

Wiki:
Beondegi (Korean: 번데기) are a popular snack food in Korean cuisine. Literally meaning “chrysalis” or “pupa” in Korean, Beondegi are steamed or boiled silkworm pupae which are seasoned and eaten as a snack. Beondegi are often served by street vendors, as well as in restaurants and drinking establishments. They are also sold in cans in grocery stores and convenience stores, but they must be boiled in water before serving. Beondegi is not always sold in the market and is usually sold from street vendors, although it is possible to buy the live variant for personal preparation.

Seafood Market, Soraepogu 소래포구 In In-cheon 인천

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This is one of my favorite places to go to.
It’s right near the ocean in In-cheon where I was born and where the international airport is located.

There is a lot of interesting street seafood you can buy and people from the restaurants or vendors would try to get attention from you on the street since it’s very competitive business.

You will get spoiled after tasting all the fresh fish from here. Sometimes you will find some weird-looking creature but never judge Korean people. ;p