Seoul - Gangster Tteokbokki's Rice Cake

In this clip, she visits eatery Gangster Tteokbokki in Hongdae area in Seoul, South Korea and tries its Tteokbokki (Korean rice cake), Odeng (fish cake) and Sundae (blood sausage).


Tteokbokki is a classic Korean street food, and everyone goes crazy for it, so I've come here to Hongik to try Gangster Tteokbokki, which serves this amazing dish in sit down comfort.

Sometimes you just want quality food without going to an expensive restaurant, but you don't want to scrimp on your budget by resorting to ordinary street stalls, either. That's why I'm on a mission to find great eats around Asia, for under eight U.S. dollars. I'm Sarah Benjamin, and this is Great for Eight.

I found myself a warm and cozy corner here at Gangster Tteokbokki, and I've got myself an absolute spread. I ordered some classic tteokbokki. I've got a bowl of odeng, which is fish cake and some soup. And something a bit more adventurous, I got some sundae, which is actually blood sausage. 

First, I'm going to start with the star of the show, as far as I'm concerned. This is the famous tteokbokki. The rice cake is really nice and chewy, and that sauce has just the right consistency. It's not too thick. It's really perfectly cooked. This is odeng, which is fish cake. It's really nice and chewy. You get not a really fishy taste, but it's actually quite sweet, and the broth really flavors it quite well. Say I want to go on to something more exciting, which is a sundae, which is the blood sausage. I really like the taste because it's kind of meaty. It's almost slightly gamey, but it's not too fat. 

The tteokbokki is just 3001, the odeng, 2001, and the sundae is 3001. So, all of this came up to just 8001, which is around seven U.S. dollars.The fact that you get to come here, sit down comfortably, and enjoy these classic Korean street foods is totally worth it. Even though it's past 10:00 p.m., people are streaming in and out, and I think that Gangster Tteokbokki probably gets their vote, like it gets mine.