The taste: A very meaty, flavorful hot dog surrounded by a thick blanket of greasy, crispy, french fry goodness. Often we find corn dogs in the US to be too dry in their breading; not in Seoul they won't be. It's definitely a hearty snack, and eating too many of them during a visit to Seoul could make your face break out from the grease. Still, they're probably healthier than eating at McDonald's every day.
The price: Between 1,500-2,000 Won each, which equals about $1.30-$1.75.
Where to find it: These french fry dogs are strictly a street vendor specialty, so keep your eyes open in the more street food-heavy areas like Myeong-dong, and nearby the large markets like Namdaemun.
Alas, we don't know the proper Korean word for these magical things. If you do know, please share in the comments so we may all order them with confidence. No more pointing, drooling, and nodding our head "yes" before biting in.
If you'd like to share some of your foreign grocery finds, we'd love love love to see them. Send 'em on over via email here and snack on, my friends.
[Photos: Cynthia Drescher]