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29 Reasons Seoul, South Korea Has The Best Street Food In The World

Full disclosure: We are dumb and not actually food critics lol.

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Fact: Seoul, Korea has the best street food in the world. This is not a joke, this is a truth. So, in the best interest of world issues, we tried all the street food we could find. The following is a list of our favorites.

BTW all prices are in approximate American dollars.

1. Fried milk: $4

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Critic #1: Yes, this is a thing. Yes it is delicious.

Critic #2: When I saw this I decided to be lactose intolerant.

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3. Egg bread: $1.50

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Critic #1: The Mercedes Benz of Korean street food! Literally just an egg sandwich with a lil' sweet twist. Bone apple tea, indeed.

Critic #2: Absolutely spectacular. NOT TO BE MISSED. If you are ever in Korea and only have time to try one street food dish...MAKE THIS THE ONE!!! Adorable, warm, sweet, delicious, everything your heart could ever desire. Satisfaction guaranteed!!!!!

4. Cheese vegetable donut: $3

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Critic #1: Fried and gooey goodness. In the words of the great Troye Sivan, "My My My."

Critic #2: I cried after my last bite because I was so sad it was over.

6. Myeongdong dumplings: 3 for $4

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Critic #1: Fried dumplings = the best dumplings. I am salivating.

Critic #2: I had a mouthgasm!!!! A dumpling to die for!!!!

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7. Cheese buttered baked scallops: $10

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Critic #1: Huge fan just because of the shell. Who doesn't love a shell?!

Critic #2: Not for me, but I saw someone else that was enjoying it!

8. Fried chicken with glutinous rice: $3

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Critic #1: This is literally just fried chicken with a sweet and sour type sauce. It's ridiculous and by ridiculous I mean "get in me" and I hate that expression!!

Critic #2: What Critic #1 said.

9. Steak and sprouts: $7

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Critic #1: Picture does not do this delicious meal justice (no offense to the photographer AKA Critic #2). This was a delight. A sprouty, steaky delight!

Critic #2: OOooh la la. The memories I have from this tasting will last with me forever. A perfect meal.

10. Funny Cookie Smash: $3.50

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Critic #1: You smash this ball with a big wooden hammer and it crumbles into crispy fried pieces covered in chocolate. What's not to love?

Critic #2: The funny cookie smash is a food for all ages. Highly recommend, even just to use the hammer!

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11. Sugar pancake: $2

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Critic #1: It's just sugar in some fried dough. Incredible.

Critic #2: I dream of these at night. They are the only thing that make me happy these days.

12. Mung bean pancake: $4.00

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Critic #1: Looking at this makes me want another one. To be perfectly honest, the perfect food to split between three people.

Critic #2: Like a Korean latke but made with something called mung bean (I didn't ask questions!) Fried, hot and yum YUM YUM!!!!!

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15. Assorted sushi rolls: 5 for $6

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Critic #1: As a sushi "meh-sayer," I have to be real with you: I was meh about this. As someone who understands "sushi culture," I appreciate the value, so for you "sushi peeps," it's a yes from me.

Critic #2: Beautiful presentation. Great execution.

16. Honey butter garlic shrimp: $6

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Critic #1: Deliciously crispy. Dangerously addictive. That should be the slogan.

Critic #2: Honey! Butter! Garlic! Three of my favorite things!

17. Chicken skewer (with rubbable sauce brush): $3

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Critic #1: It's all about the rubbable sauce brush. Theee rubbable saaauce brush.

Critic #2: Absolutely divine. A skewer for the ages!

18. Stick of assorted sausages stuffed with glutinous rice things: $4

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Critic #1: Average sausage. Above average glutinous rice things. Great combo.

Critic #2: Oh, this is what they mean by sausage fest.

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19. Dried persimmons: $10 per box

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Critic #1: Persimmons: Nature's most underrated fruit. I'm betting money on persimmons hitting it big in the states in the next few years. Mark my words!

Critic #2: These took dried fruit to the next level. Tasty!!

20. Assorted fish cake things: $4

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Critic #1: If you love fish paste things, then you will like this.

Critic #2: I don't love fish paste things, so I didn't like this.

22. Waffles with cream cheese: $1.50

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Critic #1: Not as good as it looks. It would be better fresh. A disappointment to waffle enthusiasts everywhere.

Critic #2: Unfortunately the blueberry cream cheese waffle that was given to us was lukewarm. I like a hot waffle.

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23. Baked cheese: $3

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Critic #1: Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show-stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before.

Critic #2: Baked cheese! Say no more fam.

25. Strawberries in a cup and single chocolate covered strawberries: $3 and $1

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Critic #1: Never seen a single strawberry on a stick before! At first I thought this was problematic, but then I realized that it's a big ole' strawberry and then I was happy again.

Critic #2: Simple and straight to the point. Nice option if you like chocolate covered strawberries!

26. Roast lobster tail with cheese: $15

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Critic #1: Cute AND delicious (because of the shell).

Critic #2: I recommend this dish because the shell is used as the serving plate an that is called sustainability.

27. Fried sweet potatoes: $3 per cup

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Critic #1: Very sweet, but they could have been warmer.

Critic #2: I had high expectations! But unfortunately the layer of honey around the sweet potatoes was too chewy and also they were too cold. Sad because I love potatoes!

29. Strawberry wrapped in mochi: $3.50

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Critic #1: Excellent mochi. Excellent chocolate filling. Very fresh strawberry. Yes, please.

Critic #2: One of my top five favorite fruits wrapped in mochi? A winning combo!!!