A Trip to Incheon Chinatown
When the travel bug bites, it's time to pack up and skedaddle.
Even if you're not rolling on mounds of cash, you can still embark on your next adventure!
How about crossing off Incheon Chinatown from your bucket list this summer?
Formed in 1884, it stakes its claim as the largest Chinatown in Korea and a foodie's dream
It's only right to kick off your food tour with a set of "lucky" baked buns.
Lamb skewers are a definitive must when it comes to Chinese street food in Chinatown.
A Chinatown novelty, chibitkoyaki is similar to takoyaki, but with whole shrimp and bacon.
Jungguk Jegwa Dam
Hong Kong may do egg tarts best, but the best alternative has to be those found at Dam.
"Gonggal" essentially means "to lie." Seems apt for a crispy bread with a hollow center.
Siprihyang dumplings are baked to perfection, and come in pork, sweet potato, and pumpkin.
It's important to wash down all these goodies with a carbonated drink in a light bulb.
Street food is great and all, but what if you're a wine and diner type of person, you ask?
You've seen black jajangmyeon before. But what if I told you it came in different colors?
For a needed spicy kick, get kkanpunggi, or spicy fried garlic chicken.
It's a colorful affair, eating a platter of ohyang jangyuk, or braised thinly-sliced pork.
It would be criminal to talk about Chinese food without mentioning xioalongbao.
Everyone has a stomach for savory food, and an even bigger stomach for dessert. Off we go!
A traditional Chinese snack of candied, glazed fruit skewers that is not to be missed.
Your wallet says no, but your heart says so in front of these winking Chinese crackers.
You can also find feng li su, Taiwanese crumbly cakes with a sweet pineapple filling.
Imagawayaki, red bean cake, in Chinatown also come in matcha and mango.
As a bonus, you get to watch with bated breath as the masters create their masterpiece.
That precision and spitfire pace, though.
Double the win when ice cream comes in fun fish-shaped cones and with a shot of syrup!
It's been a blissful respite, but all good things must come to an end. Until next time!
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