One thing that I’ve missed thoroughly since moving from Singapore, is street food. Nothing quite beats the rising smoke around food on sticks, bustling crowds and surly hawkers. Not only is the food crazy delicious and cheap, but it’s also the ultimate in convenience, allowing you to eat and roam the street at the same time.
Street food in Sydney is not quite the same, but it doesnt stop anyone from trying to serve it up in different forms! Enter Mira Korean Street Food, who are attempting to serve up classic Korean street treats, but in a sit down cafe in Eastwood!
Soondae is a Korean blood and noodle sausage that is served with a spiced salt on the side, as well as a few slices of tripe or liver. It’s almost like a gateway blood sausage to me – not nearly as strong in flavour as black pudding, and has a familiar chewy texture that accompanies starch noodles. Not a fan of the liver, but I never like thoroughly cooked liver anyway.
That same noodle used to stuff the Soondae is used again here in this Fried Seaweed and Sweet Potato Noodle snack, that is battered, fried and served with a soy dressing. Great for the novelty factor, and again, addictive chewy texture, but not entirely special otherwise.
Odeng involves a skewered fish cake served in a bowl of anchovy broth. These skewers sit in a hot water bath, in preparation for their time in the bowl…before it hits my tummy.
It’s supersoft, a bit like tofu, and for all the fish involved in this soup/skewer, it’s incredibly
milk, and reminds me of restorative broths my mum used to make when I wasn’t feeling well.
In all, not quite the street food experience that I was looking for, but its really worth a shot if you’ve got the late night munchies!