Gamjatang (Korean Pork Bone Soup)

After my friend and I paid a short visit at Bukchon Hanok Village last weekend we ate in a Korean restaurant in Itaewon. It was been my long wish to eat Korean food aside from the food I have eaten that could easy purchased in convenient store. The soup tasted good and little spicy, it was served with rice and side dish.


According to Wiki Gamjatang or pork bone soup is a spicy korean soup made with pork spine or ribs, vegetables, green onion, hot peppers and ground wild sesame seeds. it is a matter of contention whether the name of the soup comes from the word for potato (감자; gamja) or not, because the soup is frequently served without potatoes.

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Korean Croquette

This is my favorite treat on weekdays Croquette. Croquette is a small fried food roll containing usually as main ingredients mashed potatoes, and/or minced meat (veal, beef, chicken, or turkey), shellfish, fish, vegetables, and soaked white bread, egg, onion, spices and herbs, wine, milk, beer or any of the combination thereof, sometimes with a filling, often encased in breadcrumbs. It is  usually shaped into a cylinder or disk, and then deep-fried.

My favorite is mashed potato, chicken and beef.  The sliced croquette is chicken,  the one in the left is chicken curry and the one in the right is beef, I bought this in Paris Baguette when we I take-out Chinese food.


Croquette (Goroke) is  sold in most bread shops in Korea. The most common type of Goroke are deep fried rolls stuffed with Japcha ingredients or chicken curry. There are also Goroke filled with Kimchi, pork, and sometimes Bulgogi ingredients. Many Koreans stores often advertise the Goroke as a French product and is usually sold in most European style bread stores all over Korea.

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