You are what you eat & drink

Black Pudding in Korea…

Korean food is not so much underrated outside the country as not rated at all. Barbecue and kimchi are the only foods that have caused even a slight blip on the radar.

Inside Korea, however, food is a universal obsession. In Seoul, each popular dish has its own “town” – a street filled with restaurants all serving their versions of that particular food.

Blood sausage stuffed with noodles (sundae)

Seoul Soondae Soondae Photograph: Alamy

The dish Sundae is a dish best eaten with your eyes closed. Pig intestine casings stuffed with a mixture of vegetables, cellophane noodles and pig’s blood don’t make for a visually pleasing meal, but they’re rich, flavourful and surprisingly addictive. Sundae is student food, and a trip to Sundae Town (a bustling building packed with vendors, rather than a street) is where you’ll see them being enjoyed – chopsticks moving rapidly between plate and mouth, and a cheap bottle of soju (rice wine) close to hand.

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NB: The spelling sundae, soondae appears more correct.

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