Looking for Korean street food in Qatar? These familiar comfort food will surely make you daydream of walking along the streets of Myeongdong or visiting the famous Gwangjang Market in Seoul.
One restaurant in Doha has included some popular Korean street food on their menu, top of their best selling signature Korean chicken varieties. This is QOKIO CHICKEN Korean Restaurant located in Doha Souq along Al Nasr Street.
Some of their initial offering includes:
One of the most popular Korean dishes you’ll find at street stalls is tteokbokki or spicy rice cakes. These chewy penne-shaped cakes are cooked in a spicy red chili paste known as gochujang. A true South Korea favorite, there’s even a marketplace known as Sindang-dong Tteokbokki Town, where the modern version of the dish is believed to have originated. (https://en.blog.kkday.com/25474/asia-12-must-try-street-food-in-south-korea)
We tried three out of the six available flavors (cheese, curry, chocolate, honey, red, soy garlic). For rice cake lovers out there, you will surely love their take on this South Korean favorite dish – different flavors to suit different pallets.
It’s sausage covered with delicious, fluffy dough with a crunchy coating. In Korean, it’s called gamja-hotdog but the other version is more of a combination of hotdog and french fries. Oftentimes, lightly dust each hot dog in sugar, and then drizzle both ketchup and yellow mustard over top. (https://www.maangchi.com/recipe/gamja-hotdog)
FRIED JAPCHAE ROLLS
Japchae (Korean glass noodles) stuffed in a seaweed sheet. So if you happened to have some Japchae left over, this dish is a great way to use it up! (https://mykoreankitchen.com/korean-deep-fried-seaweed-spring-rolls/)
Eomuk (aka odeng, 오뎅) is processed fish cake made with pureed fish and other ingredients. It’s a common ingredient used in various Korean dishes such as gimbap and eomuk bokkeum. The street version of eomuk guk (soup) is conveniently served on long skewers with the hot broth served separately in a cup. (https://www.koreanbapsang.com/eomuk-guk-fish-cake-soup/)
While there are approximately about 3000 S.Koreans living in the State of Qatar, their influence is very evident to other nationalities including Kdrama fanatics, kpop idol fans, those who love korean beauty products, and those who have travelled to S.Korean and fell in love with their food… and their culture in general.
No wonder why there are more of these restaurants even in a tiny country like Qatar where there are only a handful of Koreans.
QoKio Korean Fried Chicken