Here it is: the great potato twister, the magic tool, perhaps one of the most clever contraptions ever made for a potato (after the masher of course). But Koreans don’t mash their beloved potatoes, they twist them, and they twist for a delicious purpose.
Behold! – The Potato Hot Dog. A simple hot dog is spun into a twisted potato, skewered, dipped in a light flour batter, and deep-fried to a golden hue.
Vendors of this delicious snack can always be found in Seoul’s popular shopping district called MyongDong. Just when you think Korean street food vendors have perfected the art of merging Western flavours with Eastern cooking methods, they always come up with a new treat to keep hungry shoppers flocking to their stalls.
Location: MyongDong-gil 7, Seoul, Korea
Price: 2000₩ (about $1.80 CDN.)
Categories: 2012 (Pilot Project)